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Old 10-11-2008, 06:43 PM
 
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I am a young professional moving to Boston. I would like to live in a part of town that is like Wrigleyville or Lincoln Park of the Chicago area. The reason I like that area is because I can walk out my door and take the "L" anywhere, there are stores/coffee shops/restaurants/bars within walking distance, it has a city feel to it but is not quite in the city, safe, and there are a lot of young professional in the area. Any recommendations?
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Old 10-11-2008, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Southwest Suburbs
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If you trying to move to Boston, you in the wrong forum to talk about that. You be better off going to the Boston forum.
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Old 10-11-2008, 10:22 PM
 
Location: West Town, Chicago
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I am a young professional moving to Boston. I would like to live in a part of town that is like Wrigleyville or Lincoln Park of the Chicago area. The reason I like that area is because I can walk out my door and take the "L" anywhere, there are stores/coffee shops/restaurants/bars within walking distance, it has a city feel to it but is not quite in the city, safe, and there are a lot of young professional in the area. Any recommendations?
If you're trying to compare cities, maybe you should check out this thread: //www.city-data.com/forum/chica...e-chicago.html
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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off the top of my head, I can think of:

-the South End (lots of nice brownstone apartments and condos, high end stores and restaurants, lots of yuppies and gays, close to downtown. however, not as much T access in some spots so you'd have to rely on buses)

-The North End (lots of Italian cuisine, in a high tourist area, close to downtown and the waterfront, not too far from various T lines. again, popular place for yuppies)

-Fenway (I've never been to Wrigleyville, but I'd assume it has a lot in common w/ Fenway: home to a historic ball park, lots of sports bars and clubs, and a mix of yuppies and undergrads.)
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:10 PM
 
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If you trying to move to Boston, you in the wrong forum to talk about that. You be better off going to the Boston forum.

Thank you for the advice but I have already posted in the Boston forum. There are people who have lived in Boston that have moved to Chicago. They too would know what both cities are like and hopefully would be able to guide me in the right direction.
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Thank you for the advice but I have already posted in the Boston forum. There are people who have lived in Boston that have moved to Chicago. They too would know what both cities are like and hopefully would be able to guide me in the right direction.
Maybe you can ask our mods to delete this thread ?

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Old 10-12-2008, 10:45 AM
 
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North End, South End, Fenway, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, etc. etc etc.

Boston is fully of expensive walkable neighborhoods on or near the "T". Heck, even much of Cambridge feels pretty urban and walkable, and I wouldn't rule it out. Most of the people I know in Boston who bought real estate bought places in Somerrville (i.e. Slum-erville), which is also urban and walkable in many parts.
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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I'd also look into Davis Square in Somerville. Its quite a bit cheaper than similar areas in Cambridge or Boston.
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:57 PM
 
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Thanks for all of the advice!!!!
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:03 AM
 
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Default Like Sukwoo says..

...Davis Square in Somerville would be comparable, and right on the subway line..other possibilities would include Brookline (near the Longwood Medical Center district)..the South End, and Cambridge (Harvard, MIT), would be good areas to look into, as well..
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