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Old 05-28-2013, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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Hello All:

Is it possible to live in Boston on 55k for one person? I'll be working north of Boston and can technically live in any kind of neighborhood and the tiniest of apartments. I am preferably looking to rent on my own and not have room-sharing. What about living in JP or would it be too far from work? Perhaps Dedham. Also, I need to save 400$ from my monthly salary so that brings the overall money situation even more of a tight squeeze.

I appreciate advice from you guys!

Thanks.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:05 PM
 
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Nope. Moving north of Boston would work though.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:12 PM
 
Location: JP, MA
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Totally, I did it. No sense living in JP or Dedham if your job is north of the city, traffic/commuting should influence the location.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:19 PM
 
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Totally, I did it. No sense living in JP or Dedham if your job is north of the city, traffic/commuting should influence the location.

Where did you liv,e without roommates, in the city of Boston on 55k a year?
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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mhsclassof00:

What neighborhoods outside of Boston in the North would you suggest as potential options. Thanks for your response.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Looking at google maps. It seems like Revere is the place to look for but then that might be an extremely fancy beachtown, I dunno.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:29 PM
 
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I'd first take a look at where you're working. Are you going to drive there? Do you want to be on the T line?

Whatever you do, do not live in Chelsea. There is a reason why prices are so low there. I've never lived there myself, but every coworker that has wouldn't live there again and has told me tons of war stories.

Anyway, Reverse isn't that bad. Stoneham is nice too. It depends really on where you're going to be working.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:38 PM
 
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definitely prefer to take T. I'll be working in Charlestown area
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Jesus you people are ridiculous. Do you guys actually think nobody can live here with under 55k for 1 person? Like, really?

How am I still alive?
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Quincy, MA
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Jesus you people are ridiculous. Do you guys actually think nobody can live here with under 55k for 1 person? Like, really?

How am I still alive?
Exactly. The large majority of Bostonians make less than that.

Now, can you live downtown without roommates? Maybe not. But I don't think that's what people mean when they say, "Can I live here on $55,000?"
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