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Old 05-15-2008, 06:59 PM
 
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Tell me about Quin-Z please. It seems to be the most affordable place to live in near Cambridge. Is it a good place for a family with children? Any thoughts as to why home prices are low? TIA!
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:34 PM
 
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Quincy is no where near Cambridge

and there's another active thread about Quincy still in progress
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Old 05-16-2008, 01:45 PM
 
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Quincy is no where near Cambridge
That's by Boston Standards eevee...!

Quincy is only about ten miles from Cambridge, and to someone from the bigger states that may appear very close. Problem in Boston is the traffic between Q & C. Most people from other places find Boston driving to be very unruly. (That's one of my favorite understatements.)

Anyways Quincy is a nice little town, kinda dull IMO, but that's coming from someone who chooses to live in Roxbury. Q has a pebble beach, a cute little downtown, Red Line service, and easy access to nice beaches like Nantasket and the Cape. You could easily take the Red line from Q directly to Cambridge.

If you find something cheap in Q and you want a nice friendly little family town, you can hardly go wrong.
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:38 PM
 
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nice friendly little family town
Really!! From what I've been reading there aren't many friendly parts in the state. I would consider it even if for that reason alone.
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:50 PM
 
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Really!! From what I've been reading there aren't many friendly parts in the state. I would consider it even if for that reason alone.
well, if you come here w/ that in mind, it will become a self fulfilling prophecy. people in MA are nice and helpful but come in w/ a "people in MA are MAholes, well...

Quincy is not the only town in MA populated by friendly people.
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Old 05-17-2008, 04:12 PM
 
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well, if you come here w/ that in mind, it will become a self fulfilling prophecy. people in MA are nice and helpful but come in w/ a "people in MA are MAholes, well...

Quincy is not the only town in MA populated by friendly people.
Eevee's right about this. The people of Bostonia are not really unfriendly. They just are slow to incorporate new people because there are so many people who come and go around here. And on the street the norm is to just MYOB. You can always recognize the midwesterners on the T because they are the ones chatting with everyone as if they've known them all their lives.
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Old 05-17-2008, 06:52 PM
 
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Tell me about Quin-Z please. It seems to be the most affordable place to live in near Cambridge. Is it a good place for a family with children? Any thoughts as to why home prices are low? TIA!
The Q is a nice place to live. It's one of the few areas on the T that is not really hip or discovered yet. It use to be a very traditional bedroom community, but evolved into a Chinatown "south" over the past 15 years. The public school system is sub par, but there are a lot of really good private schools in Quincy, Milton, and Braintree. Overall, Quincy is a very safe area to live. There is a noticable difference when you cross the Neponset river into Dorchester (not saying it's a good or a bad thing, just different).
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