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Old 05-15-2015, 04:13 PM
 
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Are townhomes near Boston of my price point too?
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Old 05-16-2015, 02:32 PM
 
Location: New London
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Hi,

I'm not planning on moving to Chicago. I lived there before and was mentioning the things I enjoyed. I was trying to find a happy medium between city life and super suburban but doesn't seem like that can happen around Boston at my price point. Thanks though
Yes, there are a lot of places that satisfy your criteria. Cambridge might be the best, but you'd might also like Jamaica Plain, Dedham, or Brookline.

Price is the big issue though. Unfortunately, I'm personally not up to date on the average house prices of certain areas in metro Boston.

You might be more successful if you try posting in the Boston forum rather than in City vs City...
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Old 05-17-2015, 12:49 PM
 
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Have a look at Braintree. On the Redline & Commuter rail, close to Boston, not too expensive, decent schools.
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Old 05-17-2015, 01:05 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Well, do you guys have other options? It doesn't seem like you've guys have secured employment in Boston, so maybe you can look into areas that might have the employment you're looking for, some of the city amenities, and still somewhat close to family? Maybe Providence and its general area?
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:10 PM
 
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You won't find the dynamics you found in Chicago in Boston's suburbs, even the more interesting suburbs like Quincy and Cambridge. Also, with your budget, you would be priced out of Roscoe Village and Lincoln Square these days.
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:25 PM
 
Location: New London
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You won't find the dynamics you found in Chicago in Boston's suburbs, even the more interesting suburbs like Quincy and Cambridge.
I find it hard to believe that the OP wouldn't be able to find sufficient "dynamics" in Cambridge.

But Cambridge is also very expensive...
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:18 PM
 
Location: DC
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Yes, there are a lot of places that satisfy your criteria. Cambridge might be the best, but you'd might also like Jamaica Plain, Dedham, or Brookline.

Price is the big issue though. Unfortunately, I'm personally not up to date on the average house prices of certain areas in metro Boston.

You might be more successful if you try posting in the Boston forum rather than in City vs City...
Thats the big issue, Boston is like $500k+ for the most part.
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