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Old 07-05-2009, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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So I've been looking at Lofts and Condos in Buildings such as FP3 and other such new condo/loft buildings.

It seems like with this current real estate market these condo prices have come down to affordable levels, currently looking at a 1BD / 1BR 1000 sq ft unit for about $400,000.00

My biggest question (since as you all know I am new to Boston) is, what are the general characteristics of the neighborhoods in the city?

The fp3 is in the Fort Point area, which I have no clue about. I've so far liked the financial district and back bay.

I hear both good and bad things about Jamaica Plain, some people say its the worst crime area while another friend says that he lives there with his family and there are no problems.

Considering the fact that I am from Miami, the worst neighborhood here is like Disney World in Miami. That being said I want to try to maybe get a short synopsis on the different buildings and neighborhoods perhaps from others who actually have lived or currently reside in one of these condo buildings.

TIA <<<<-------
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Brookline, MA
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The Fort Point Channel and Seaport area has been built up A LOT the last few years. It used to be a very industrial area, but there are a lot of new residential buildings. Also, hotels, restaurants, bars, and museums etc. There are some very fun places, I might add. However, whenever I'm in the area, it's still a bit desolate even though there is a lot more going on than before.

Jamaica Plain is not the worst crime area, but parts of it border some rough areas. JP is actually a pretty neat part of Boston (also the home of the Sam Adams Brewery). My friend bought a condo in JP a few years ago and she was just particular on what streets and what parts of JP she wanted. I don't know JP street by street, but she was looking "pond side" (near the Jamaica Pond). However, don't take that as an end all of what's a good area. There are some terrific spots there, but when looking at individual properties, you may want to consult with a friend or realtor who really knows the area. Also, I always say, check out an area at night.

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Old 07-06-2009, 10:29 AM
 
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hey Lcstyle I'm also moving to Boston (from ohio), you may this one of my previous post useful to you, the people on this forum gave me some great advice. We are also both looking at condo with same budget

Transportation choice in the Greater Boston
Which area is best for us?
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:29 AM
 
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Thumbs up Fort point-seaport district

The Fort Point -seaport district is Boston's newest neighborhood

Boston's Seaport District Booming
Boston's Seaport District is Booming (http://ezinearticles.com/?Bostons-Seaport-District-is-Booming&id=1475984 - broken link)

New destination dining- South Boston Seaport
Boston's Seaport District is Booming (http://ezinearticles.com/?Bostons-Seaport-District-is-Booming&id=1475984 - broken link)


Some attractions nearby

Childrens museum
Welcome to Boston Children's Museum

Hood milk bottle
Boston, MA - Hood Milk Bottle

ICA - Institute of Contemporary art
ICA Home | Welcome

Anthony's Pier 4
The Anthony's Pier 4 Family of Restaurants

Bank of america concert pavillion
Bank of America Pavilion Concert Tickets, Schedule, Information |Official Live Nation Site

Mortons Steakhouse
Morton's The Steakhouse - The Best Steak Anywhere!

Legal Test Kitchen
LTK Bar and Kitchen

Fort point-seaport area restaurants
BostonChefs.com: restaurants in Fort Point/Seaport, Boston, MA - featuring the best chefs and restaurants in Fort Point/Seaport, Boston MA

Blue Wave restaurant
Blue Wave Restaurant - (617) 790-0720 - Fort Point Boston, MA 02210 - Reviews | CitySquares

Flour bakery and cafe
Flour Bakery + Cafe - 12 Farnsworth St Boston MA (Fort Point) - CHOW (http://www.chow.com/places/30164 - broken link)

Tea party ship and museum
reopening summer 2010
Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum

Kelly's Seaport Cafe
Kelly's Seaport Cafe - Waterfront - Boston, MA

Sebastian's Cafe
Sebastians Cafe - Waterfront - 157 Seaport Blvd Boston MA 02210 - CityVoter

Salvatore's Italian
Salvatores Restaurant

Seaport Bar and grille
Seaport Bar & Grille

the coolest thing about Fan pier area--seaport district is its so close to the city you can just walk most places to the financial district-waterfront area, etc. and maybe a 30-40 minutes walk anywhere in Boston -
or just hop on the "T" --at South Station (Red Line) or walk to the Aquarium (blue line) or Downtown crossing (Orange-Red line) where you can walk from Downtown Crossing through the underground pedestrina tunnel to the green line

Once at the financial district you can pretty much walk anywhere within 20 minutes.
or you are pretty close to all the subway lines ---

Cabs are readily available in this area especially around the world trade center--convention center area, and/or the hotels as well

Overall it is definitely one area to consider living
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:52 PM
 
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Dreamwork are you currently residing at the seaport district?
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:42 PM
 
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Default Nope

Nope, I reside in Winchester, but I have lived here just about all of my 32 years. I am working on a travel guide for off the beaten path type places as well as the hot -spots in Boston :-)

and beyond
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:43 PM
 
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Default travel guide

Am actually taking most of the pictures for the book myself.

its fun to walk around and get interesting shots

I've become a pro at google search finding info etc. and other web-sites. in my research
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