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Old 09-04-2010, 09:21 PM
 
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Boston is expensive...period! I live in South Boston and bought a condo 4 years ago. Depends on what side of Southie you're on (east side is more desirable/west side still sort of sketchy..but has the red line T). Regardless there are buses that run through the whole neighborhood that take you directly downtown. As far as price...depends on what you want. You can get a 1 bedroom anywhere from 220K-350K. Renting..same thing...I found that renting a 1 bedroom is pretty much the same as paying a mortgage, which is why i decided to buy. Luckily, the real estate here is holding steady..not declining anyway. The area has come a long way and is still improving. I recommend renting first to check out the area before you commit to buying. Good luck!
PS- expect your car insurance to sky rocket....and you can't park here unless you get a residential parking sticker from city hall...which requires proof of insurance! Parking is a pain.
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Old 09-29-2010, 12:32 AM
 
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East South Boston (I just had to say that!) is closer to downtown via several bridges or causeways (principally "L Street") but has no train service. East South Boston ( better known as East Broadway, City Pointe or "Upper") is really nice - "lace curtain Irish". Plus they have the best park in the city - Castle Island. Sorry, I'd show you my own pix but my photo host is constantly down. Click the link to see a few.
Yes, East Southie is nice, especially around City Pointe, and Southie around the Broadway T is nice but kind of expensive. Condos across from the T are usually owned but I think sometimes the owners rent them out. 2 parks.
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