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Old 03-10-2012, 10:29 PM
 
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Default Help our family choose a city rent -> own

Hi

I am a newly reg member but have been browsing for a while

Lot of helpful advice. So let us thank you all in advance.

We are currently renting a 1 bed in North attleboro. We are expecting and hencd thos family will soon need a 2 bed. We have not narrowed down towns but i have been looking everywhere from North Attleboro, Taunton , Mansfield etc
So let me point out a few things

Southcoast is fine but we are flexible

1. We do not want to buy now but would want to rent in a town that we intend to buy in.
2. I work from home hence no issues with traffic/commute
3. Considering priorities like good school and less crime + economical neighborhood
4. Please advice towns/counties as we have just started researching
5. For budget is $1100 / month decent rent for 2 bedroom as i find it pretty difficult to find
?
Kindly let me know if im missing something

Thanks again. Looking forward for comments
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:42 AM
 
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Just wondering there has been 15 views and no replies
Hope i didnt miss out on some details
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:13 PM
 
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No, I just don't know much about the area south-ish of Boston. I hope others who do will pipe in.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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$1100 / month decent rent for 2 bedroom in a nice area is going to be tough. I'd look at rentals in private homes vs. a complex. Taunton isn't that safe and the schools are not great. Look at other areas of the south coast.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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Not sure what you mean by flexible. Could you move to Chelmsford or Shrewsbury for example? There are a lot of towns with good schools but are you really open to any option?
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:07 PM
 
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Not sure what you mean by flexible. Could you move to Chelmsford or Shrewsbury for example? There are a lot of towns with good schools but are you really open to any option?

Yes since I work from home we are really flexible.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:24 PM
 
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Casey
Where do you suggest i look at ? Please advise.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:23 AM
 
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You could look in Metrowest in towns like Westborough, Shrewsbury, Northborough to begin with.

A little up north on 495, you can look at Acton, Westford, Chelmsford, Littleton (Acton and Westford are expensive but you could probably swing a rental at that price range).

Burlington, Andover, Reading on the 95/93 belt.

A good website i use is apartmentratings dot com.

Hope that helps
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:30 AM
 
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Thank you Tigerclaws. I will check it out
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