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Old 10-08-2009, 01:08 PM
 
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which areas of boston or suburbs have the cheapest rent for apt
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Quiet Corner Connecticut
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How close and how safe do you want it?
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:40 AM
 
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How close and how safe do you want it?
Lol. And what is their definition of cheap.
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:22 AM
 
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The simple but general answer is that the core area is expensive and areas to the west are expensive, north and south cheaper, and east even cheaper. Core areas include Beacon Hill, Back Bay, South End, North End, Fenway. West of Boston means Brookline, Cambridge, Brighton, Newton, and so on--Allston-Brighton is the cheapest of those areas but not so cheap. North includes Charlestown, Malden, Everett, Medford--significantly less expensive than the core area or the western sector (although Charlestown is expensive). South includes roxbury, Dorchester, South Boston, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, and more. S. Boston is pretty expensive but the other areas have good deals. East includes East Boston, Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop, Lynn... That's the cheapest.
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:16 AM
 
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How close and how safe do you want it?
Within 1 hour drive, and it doesn't have to be safe. My definition of cheap is really below average for the rental market price. I have seen some websites that do comparisons for rental rates, but I haven't seen one for the Boston area. I've also seen comparison rental rates for individual cities in the USA.

Sounds like I will be looking at East Boston, Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop, Lynn.
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Old 10-12-2009, 12:27 PM
 
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Sounds like I will be looking at East Boston, Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop, Lynn.
Of those, I'd go with E Boston or Revere due to the Blue line. Check out Malden Center as well. It's on the Orange.

Curious...is your screen name a nod to the writer?
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Provo, UT
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probably Chelsea, Mattapan, Dorchester, or Roxbury would have good deals
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Quiet Corner Connecticut
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Near or in Boston has been covered.

Outside: Lawrence and Brockton. About an hour drive out would be Fitchburg, Worcester, Webster, and Pawtucket RI
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:01 PM
 
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You might add Lowell to areas outside of Boston. Just a note on Worcester, Fitchburg, Webster, and Pawtucket: Those would be an hour's drive from Boston in OFF-HOURS traffic. Likely to be longer during prime commuting hours. You might also check out Milford, as well as older sections of some towns that may not be quite as cheap in general, such as Waltham and Medford. Lynn is worth considering because of its location along a commuter rail line.
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:08 PM
 
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Brockton and Lawrence for sure and add Roxbury and hyde Park. However, Hyde Park would be the best of all here.
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