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Old 12-19-2007, 12:53 PM
 
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Hi-

My girlfriend and are are planning to move to Boston next summer, and we're looking for the perfect neighborhood. We like wholesome grocery stores, quiet nightlife (microbrew pubs, quiet whiskey bars), varied international cuisine, big parcs (we're planning to have a small dog). We're both teachers, so where we can find positions will be a big factor in our living location, but atmosphere/neighborhood are very important to us and we're willing to commute on the T.

I've been to Boston many times, but my visits have been restricted to the downtown area and bit of the Allston/Brookline area. I like Allston/Brookline, and I'm curious to discover other neighborhoods before our move. I suppose our budget might be small by Boston standards (we're able to spend around $1400/month) and we're looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom charming apartment. Please let me know your suggestions!

Thanks so much
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:16 PM
 
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Lots of great neighborhoods in Cambridge and Somerville, Allston-Brighton and Brookline but they lack big parks. Charles River embankment is nice and scenic but not very wide. Cambridge has Fresh Pond but it's managed as a reservoir with chain link fence around the water and no access. Still nice and popular with dog-walkers but not much of a park. Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, and Roslindale all have access to extensive parkland of woods, water and fields in Boston's "emerald necklace" of parks including Riverway, Olmsted Park, Leverett Park, Jamaica Pond, Arnold Arboretum, and Franklin Park. Latter two especially large and congenial to dog-walking. As a side-note, FL Olmsted, the original designer on all of these, was also responsible for layout of Mount Royal parc in Montreal.
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:44 PM
 
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For 1400/month, you can rent a really nice 2 bedroom apartment in Brighton. You can get an average 2 bedroom for that price in Allston/Brookline. If you are feeling adventerous.. East Somerville. You can live like a king on $1400/month.
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