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Old 10-11-2009, 08:54 AM
 
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Default What are the pros and cons of living in the Boston area?

I recently blogged about the pros and cons of living in the Boston area. Anyone care to add to the list?

Pro: A short drive to the mountains or beautiful ocean beaches
Con: Boston traffic

Pro: A terrific cultural and historic city
Con: Crazy drivers

Pro: Changing seasons
Con: Unpredictably changing seasons

Pro: Amazing autumn foliage
Con: Frigid winters

Pro: Great public schools
Con: High taxes

Pro: Beautiful historic homes
Con: Many homes lack central air

Pro: Decent transit system
Con: Toll roads
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Pro: Incredible walkability
Con: Expensive to own/operate a vehicle

Pro: Great historic housing stock
Con: Cost of the homes

Pro: Wonderfully dense (more than any major city not named New York, Chicago, or San Francisco)
Con: Zoning laws make for low density suburbs which drive up the cost of homes

more later. Good thread though!
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:30 AM
 
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You all summed it up already pretty good but here are mine:

Pro: very high quality of life
Con: very high cost of living

Pro: 6 hour flight to Europe
Con: 9 hour flight to Hawaii

Last edited by haberstroh; 10-12-2009 at 09:33 AM.. Reason: typo and more
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