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Old 05-24-2012, 12:14 AM
 
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Hey all, could use a bit of help!

I just graduated and will be starting work up in Boston in the fall. Right now I'm trying to find a studio/1br for September. I will also be required to have my car for work but will not always need to drive in so a parking spot would be extremely useful. I will be starting work near North Station so ideally I'm aiming for a close commute.

I'm only familiar with the Green Line and I know a bunch of people live in Allston after graduation but the commute from the Harvard Ave area to North Station would be terrible. I've considered areas down the C line where I could take the T straight to North Station but the rent seems to be pretty high (1200+) and I believe parking would be a problem?

Is there any place near the Orange/Red Line where I could get a studio/1br for ~1000 and have easily accesible parking?

Thanks all!
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:05 AM
 
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Have you tried Malden Center? Only 4 stops to North Station, and you're much more likely to get a parking space there.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Everett, Massachusetts
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Another vote for Malden, either around Malden Center or Oak Grove Station. The former has much more in the way of restaurants, bars and other amenities. It's not Cambridge or Allston/Brighton in terms of young population or funky/fun feel, but it's practical, convenient and relatively safe. There are also a surprising number of good places to get food and drink and plenty of grocery stores, pharmacies, etc. Oak Grove has a very small square with a couple of shops and is more residential, though it is a quick bus ride to Melrose, which has a very pleasant and walkable downtown. Melrose has a more family-oriented feel than the Malden Square area, although many of the outer neighborhoods of Malden are lovely and quiet as well. Malden definitely the more multi-cultural of the two; Melrose is generally quieter and more suburban in feel.
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