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Old 04-27-2011, 12:18 PM
 
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Hi all,

After weeks of working out various things and apartment hunting (moving from texas) I am seriously considering renting a unit in an owner occupied family house either in Waltham or Woburn (both on second floor of two floor apartment)? If you are like me, a 32 yr old who loves peace and quiet (not a club/party kind of person) and the ability to do outdoor things yet have the ability to pop into the city and return when need be, which one would you recommend. Also, my work will need me to go to the airport on a regular basis. I also am looking at another one in Natick, but that is my backup for now. I am leaning to Woburn since it is cheaper and is closer to Lexington and Arlington and all, but waltham has a younger crowd I feel.... Any thoughts??

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Old 04-27-2011, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Newton, MA
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I'd go with Waltham. It's a more interesting town, IMO, and is very close to Lincoln which has a lot of outdoorsy/peaceandquiet type things to do. Waltham has nice restaurants and bars (the relaxed kind, not the clubby kind) and a bunch of youngish adults. Both Waltham and Woburn are equally convenient to the airport. Also, both Waltham and Woburn border Lexington and Arlington.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:02 PM
 
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Woburn is pretty much pure suburbia. Waltham has a young professional crowd and a restaurant scene in downtown and vicinity. Elsewhere, Waltham is standard suburbia.
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:32 PM
 
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Woburn is definitely suburbia, but the location is fantastic. It's incredibly easy to access 93 (to get to the airport) and 95. It also has some nice rental properties that are in quiet, settled locations and it has Horn Pond, which is a wonderful place to go for a walk or run. Waltham is a great place to go for restaurants and nightlife, and it's only 20 minutes down 95.

We live in Woburn, I work in Waltham, and we go to the natural areas of Concord and Lexington to play. It's a great balance.
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:34 PM
 
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PS. Woburn also has the Anderson RTC commuter rail station, which has a Logan Express running to and from it daily.
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:02 PM
 
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Thanks nunaya1... you have listed the things I find interesting abt Woburn.... I am yet to check out waltham "downtown",i will be making a call on a place at the end of this week, with one more place i like being found in Newton and the budget for all of them seems to be the same, the area varies abt 100 sq.ft :-)
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:41 AM
 
Location: New England
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I grew up in Woburn. Easy access to 93 and 95. You can take the train or bus into Boston.

Horn Pond is a great spot for walking.

Some nice fairs/festivals throughout the year...Greek Festival, Flag Day, St. Anthony's, etc.

Downtown isn't great but has a few nice restaurants. Louie's Pizza is yummy.

Overall, I like Woburn.
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