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Old 08-17-2017, 04:21 AM
 
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Thank you everyone for the advice. I just got notified that I need to move down to start my new position in October. We've contacted a couple apartment complexes in Grafton so here's hoping! Now it's time to purge, pack and train a replacement for my job here.
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:58 AM
 
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Thank you everyone for the advice. I just got notified that I need to move down to start my new position in October. We've contacted a couple apartment complexes in Grafton so here's hoping! Now it's time to purge, pack and train a replacement for my job here.
Careful of Grafton Station. It is not nice in any sense of the word. I had a friend that lived there and he was constantly having issues with neighbors being loud, whether it be hearing yelling through the walls or hearing bass from a parked car.

I would try to find a townhouse for rent. Most of the townhouses in Grafton are really nice.
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Old 08-20-2017, 10:01 PM
 
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Yes it is that bad. Consider that we do not have the underground network of roads that Boston has. And only two tunnels and a bridge to connect the Southside to the Peninsula. And it floods everywhere, so if the weather is bad you aren't going anywhere.
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Old 08-31-2017, 11:51 AM
 
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Grafton Station??? crap. Ah well, we only intend to be there one year at most and then we will be looking for a house.
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Old 09-03-2017, 07:34 AM
 
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Grafton Station??? crap. Ah well, we only intend to be there one year at most and then we will be looking for a house.
Did you even visit first?

A simple visit would have told you everything you need to know.

Hell, just read the reviews on Google.

A lot of people get wrapped up in "It can't be bad, it's Grafton!", but it's your typical low-cost apartment complex that just happens to be tucked away behind a shopping center off a main drag. Grafton would be much better off without it.
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Old 09-05-2017, 06:23 PM
 
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Did you even visit first?

A simple visit would have told you everything you need to know.

Hell, just read the reviews on Google.

A lot of people get wrapped up in "It can't be bad, it's Grafton!", but it's your typical low-cost apartment complex that just happens to be tucked away behind a shopping center off a main drag. Grafton would be much better off without it.
Some people don't always have the luxury of visiting. But usually looking up ratings/reviews on a number of sites should tell you what you need. This is what happened to me when I moved to DC. Didn't have time to search, but did a TON of online research and ended up with an apartment that worked well for my needs.

But yeah, NEVER simply assume that because an apartment is in a good general area that the apartments are good. A friend of mine lived in Grafton Station for a year or two as a kid... he said it was a dump then... and he was about 8-10 years I believe... meaning he realized it was a dump even as a little kid.
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