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Old 12-07-2009, 05:43 PM
 
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Hey,
I will be working in sudbury and have no idea where to start looking for apartments. I would like to go closer to the city, and drive west to work. Im assuming it would be reverse traffic(against the heavy traffic) and a fairly easy commute.

Just by looking at a map and not speaking to anyone, i was considering waltham, lexington, watertown, newton, and even into cambridge or brookline.

How is the commute out towards sudbury? just looking for rent to be under 2k with everything. the lower the better.

Waltham seems to have the lowest prices, and from what i have searched around, and people seem to like the area.

How is lexington? is going south on 95 rough in the morning? any info would be great, i will also keep searching and reading the pages of threads.

thanks
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Revere, MA
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I don't know anything about the towns you are looking to live in, but I can tell you about getting to/driving in Sudbury. Sudbury does not have any direct access to the Masspike or 495, you have to drive through smaller-ie one lane- local roads to get there. Probably route 20. Then when you are in Sudbury...all narrow, windy, wooded roads with NO street lights. It sucks driving there in the nighttime. For a town with so much money, they could put in some damn street lights.
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:55 PM
 
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lol, thanks.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts & Hilton Head, SC
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I would look in Waltham for the easiest commute.
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:08 PM
 
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yeah, i assumed that. thanks
quick question for some locals...

is i95 south in the mornings rough? possiblity i might have to go to Andover also. so kinda wanted something central. i never realized finding a place would be such a pain. thanks for the help
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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I sleep in the daytime, so not much help for regular commutes.

But perhaps trying listening to WBZ 1030 AM traffic on the 3s on your computer. That may give you a feel for our local traffic patterns.
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Newtonville, MA
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Based on the locations, it sounds like you're working for Raytheon; I do too. I started in Sudbury and lived in Waltham/Newtonville. The commute is probably about 30min depending on how close you are to the main roads. Rt 20 is def what you'll take and while it's a little slow, it's fine with the reverse commute. To Andover might be a few minutes longer with the only issue really being the 95-93 interchange. Again you're doing a reverse commute, so no big deal.

Depending on what you end up doing as far as work location (they tend to move people around some) Waltham is probably the most central location that at least has some access to Boston. I wanted more though, so I recently moved to East Cambridge. Slightly longer commute, especially if I were still going to Sudbury, but I've mostly been going to Billerica with the occasional trips to Andover, Tewksbury and Sudbury but I like the location so I'm happy with it.

Good luck.
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