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Old 09-09-2012, 08:23 PM
 
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Hello,
I am moving for a job in Milford Ma...I wanted to be closer to Boston and live in a town where there would be fun things to do for a single woman in their 30s and Framingham seems to fit...I am having trouble finding pet friendly housing in Framingham/Natick...I need the max rent to be 1500 as I will also be supporting my disabled mother. On craigslist, Jefferson Hills is repeatedly advertised but gets really negtive reviews. I have done other searches but cant find any apartments in my range. Can anyone suggest an apartment complex or even a different town that is within a 30-35 minute commute to Milford but still has a somewhat vibrant downtown that is closer to Boston....thanks so much!
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:28 AM
 
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I suspect there aren't any answers because there are few, if any, positive answers. The pet thing is huge. I suggest OP look in local advertising (Community Newspaper Group, etc.) and try to find an apartment in a duplex or something that isn't a big apartment complex. Framingham should have its own local paper. I think private landlords who meet you can be more flexible than a big complex.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:53 AM
 
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Private LL's are 50/50 on pets. Some are flexible as long as you agree to an extra fee. Some want absolutely no pets since they want to avoid the extra cleaning and wear n tear. Like my LL who has 3 separate units being rented out privately, he is known to not even paint and clean the carpet in between tenants.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Needham, MA
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Having a pet makes it extremely difficult to find a rental. Most landlords don't want the hassle of renting to pet owners which includes extra clean up when you leave, additional wear and tear on the unit, possible noise complaints from neighbors, and possible additional liability if you have a dog labeled an "aggressive" bread. Pet allergies are also quite common and many people will not rent a unit if the prior tennant had a pet.

This being said . . . shop around. Look on Craig's list and the various rental websites. Eventually, you'll hit on someone who will rent to a pet owner. Having a pet just makes the process more difficult.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:27 PM
 
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Try looking on CL, and then speaking with landlords directly and openly about your pet. Also drive around these towns, if you can, you may see a for rent sign of a property that is not on CL, and perhaps this owner will consider pets.
Try Ashland perhaps? It's an easy drive to Framingham for things to do, and has a train station to go to Boston.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:42 PM
 
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As far as big complexes in the area, I think Bayberry Hills is better than Jefferson Hills (location wise, size wise, maintenance wise) and they allow up to 2 cats (no dogs tho), but like other complexes they do charge pet rent. I lived at Bayberry Hills for 3 years and aside from a sometimes tough parking situation it was fine, but I heard lots of horror stories about Jefferson Hills.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:00 PM
 
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Thanks so much for the info. I am going to try to do a private apt and look into Bayberry!
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:36 PM
 
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uh. i had a friend who lived in Bayberry and it was kinda crappy. (we're in our 30's and single too ;-) ). The hallways at Bayberry always smelled like ethnic food. The parking spaces are very narrow, expect lots of dings in your car. Getting out of your parking space is a nightmare in the winter time, especially going down the hill that brings you out to route 9.

Although farther away from Boston... how about Franklin? Easy drive to Milford and Franklin is on the commuter rail and has a decent 30+ professionals vibe.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:04 AM
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Hello,
I am moving for a job in Milford Ma...I wanted to be closer to Boston and live in a town where there would be fun things to do for a single woman in their 30s and Framingham seems to fit...I am having trouble finding pet friendly housing in Framingham/Natick...I need the max rent to be 1500 as I will also be supporting my disabled mother. On craigslist, Jefferson Hills is repeatedly advertised but gets really negtive reviews. I have done other searches but cant find any apartments in my range. Can anyone suggest an apartment complex or even a different town that is within a 30-35 minute commute to Milford but still has a somewhat vibrant downtown that is closer to Boston....thanks so much!
What breed of dog do you have? How big is it? And how well trained?
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