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Old 03-12-2007, 03:34 PM
 
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Hi all,
so i'm moving to MA to work in boston in June and was looking at places to live outside boston that have a fairly easy commute... Any suggestions? one of the places that I'm interested in is winthrop and was wondering if anyone knew what the commute was like? is there a ferry to boston (found references to plans for a ferry but nothing about whether this was implemented or not)? thanks...
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Metrowest, MA
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Don't think there is boat service. It is probably faster to take the blue line.

Check out mbta.com for maps of boats and subways.
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:46 AM
 
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Where in Boston will you be going? That would make a difference in terms of commute time and easiest places.

There are ferries, but they are on the South Shore -- Hingham, Quincy, and Hull (and in Boston, in East Boston and Charlestown). Haven't heard about plans for a North Shore ferry, but then again, I live on the South Shore, so if it is in the works, I wouldn't know. :-) I do know there is not a ferry there right now, though.

From Winthrop, you would be right near the Blue Line subway. That would not be a bad commute at all. If you're close enough to take the subway, your commute would be fine. You can also look for places out on the edges of the Green or Red Lines; they go just outside of the city as well.
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:00 PM
 
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Are you looking for school systems as well? You can look into the immediate suburbs including watertown, belmont, cambridge, newton or brookline. All are very popular with the commuters.
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Old 03-21-2007, 05:59 PM
 
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Thanks guys!! i will actually be working in the financial district so commuting with the blue line or even a bus line would be fine... I'd just read about the potential ferry service from winthrop but had not been able to find anything concrete so was wondering if that ever happened...
Any other comments will be helpful... I'm actually trying to find something that will be affordable on 60K /year!!!
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:50 PM
 
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Parts of Quincy are nice too - an easy commute & reasonable prices
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Old 04-14-2007, 09:31 AM
 
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The ferry has not yet happened, or gone out for bid....but, the pier is being built now. So, the T, for now is best.
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Old 04-14-2007, 12:45 PM
 
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Hi Lovely,
What are your thoughts on Hingham and Marblehead? Would you say they are equally expensive or is one a little more affordable with rentals? Love to live near the water, but do have to consider schools and commutes to Back Bay area or Cambridge. Your help is appreciated as usual.
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Old 04-15-2007, 03:12 PM
 
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A new development with high end condos and an Avalon apt complex is being built right where the Hingham boat comes in. You'll literally be able to walk to the boat. Easiest commute imaginable. thehinghamshipyard.com.
The boat is the way to commute.... 40 minutes, serves booze, heaven after work on a summer day.
My mom works downtown and has been enjoying the boat for years.
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Old 04-15-2007, 06:28 PM
 
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Default on 60k ...

I would suggest Malden, Somerville, Brighton. Cross-reference the areas you look at against the "T" map!
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