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Old 03-20-2008, 09:16 PM
 
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how's the neighborhood, I fond an apt there, really cheap and that scares me, anyone know that area?
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Metrowest, MA
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Neighborhood is fine. Lots of BU students.

You may want to check out the condition of the apartment as it could be an older one.
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Neighborhood is fine. Lots of BU students.

You may want to check out the condition of the apartment as it could be an older one.
Yeah the only issue there would be noise, filth, etc. Hope you apt isn't near a traffic light lest ye care to listen to horns blasting 24/7. You'll also enjoy car alarms, drunk college students carrying on at 230am when the bars get out and blasting their horns and boom cars so loud your bed will shake on the third floor, not to mention the sirens on the way to St E's. Then in the AM you'll get treated to commuters from the N-towns who think Comm Ave is their personal highway and blow the lights at sixty as you run for your life in the crosswalk. But if you can deal with that, you got Pho Pastuer and several other excellent restaurants right there, the 57 bus, the green line a few blocks away, Super 88, and all that fun stuff on harvard Ave.
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I used to live near that intersection about a few years ago (right near Linden St across from the gas station). it's a very busy area, which can be a good or bad thing. I had to deal w/ a lot of the drunk students leaving the White Horse (and feared for my life and didn't leave my apartment when the Sox won the Series). we had a few break-ins on that block, including one at my place where some stuff was stolen. the apartments there tend to be old and a bit run down but ours was pretty spacious (oh, and our place had a bat. fun times there). there's a known infestation of bed bugs in that area, which bites (pun intended) because some of the best thrift stores in Boston are in that area (I highly suggest Urban Renewal). my favorite place used to be the Diskovery used book store across the street from White Horse, but rumors have it it closed down

if you like the undergrad nightlife, you can't go wrong in that area. besides White Horse Tavern, there's the Sunset Tap, Big City Billiards, and Kelis. it has the typical undergrad scene, which, if you are an undergrad, you may like. there's a Shaw's right there and lots of other small stores and restuarants, and convenient access to BU or BC.
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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there's a Shaw's right there and lots of other small stores and restuarants, and convenient access to BU or BC.
And that Shaw's has a damn fine deli. That make your own stir-fry bar is hard to beat for the money, and the selection of prepared foods is great.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:14 PM
 
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thank you all, great info. I am from chicago and use to live in the middle of downtown and what u described sounds like home.(except the break in part)
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Old 03-29-2008, 03:58 PM
 
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If it were me, I'd look for an apt just off Comm Ave or go towards Brookline right behind BU. Quieter, a bit safer but just as convenient for getting places.
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