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Old 04-22-2009, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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My two kids (ages 11 and 8) are still currently in elementary school; my daughter is a straight-A 5th grader and I would like to keep it that way if at all possible .. I have a friend who lives on the Cape and so I would like to live there; it's nice to have a friend nearby.. My situation would be like this; I am selling my house in central NY and would want to rent a safe place with 3 bedrooms for less than $1000 a month, but is that even possible to find on the Cape? I have read good things about Sandwich, MA; my friend and his family are located in Yarmouth, MA.. I hope to find some helpful advice and information on this forum; I also hope the woman who started the forum can find it helpful as well .

Thank you ,

Suz~
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I don't want to bring your hopes down, but except maybe in the slums of Springfield or in the dead middle of nowhere, I don't think you can find a 3-bedroom rental anywhere in Massachusetts, nevermind the Cape for that price.
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Springfield and brookline MA
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that is not true,if you look hard enough you will find what you are looking for,maybe not on the cape itself,but maybe in the taunton area.(and my sister rents a 3 bedroom home in east longmeadow for 950 a month)
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:56 AM
 
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I've heard that Sandwich has one of the better school systems on the Cape. I agree that you'd be hard pressed to find a 3bd rental there for $1,000/mo but perhaps you could find something close to that price for a 2bd.

Best of luck!
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:43 PM
 
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Finding a 3 bedroom on the Cape for that amount would be tough. I do know folks who in order to live on Cape year round do a seasonal rental and then take jobs at local campgrounds for reduced cost of housing over the summer. Not sure how motivated you are to get down here but it's a thought.

I would think Buzzards Bay might be an area to look in for low cost rentals. It is in the Bourne school district which has areas of great economic diversity. Basically, you could rent in a low end area but get the benefit of the same education that kids in more affluent areas get. Bourne schools are pretty good.

One thing to strongly consider though is the cost of living. Everything is cheaper over the bridge and people will literally drive from a place like Pocasset or Mo Beach over to Buzzards Bay to get gas 20 cents a gallon cheaper. Same goes for groceries etc.
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:01 PM
 
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If you're willing to have a year round rental, you can probably get a place in Hyannis for a $1,000 a month. Wouldn't recommend living there though. You can probably get a year-round rental in Sandwich for $1,300 + utilities. Kingston might be a better option for you but it's a good 35 minutes to Yarmouth. Dennis which is next to Yarmouth might have something as well.
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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For a decent 3 br rental, you're looking at 1400+. There are some 2 brs for $1250 and under. Winter rentals will run around $900. All PLUS utilities. Winter rentals can be tough on heat since not a lot of thought was given to the winter months when they were built.

Must disagree, though, on the cost of living using the example of gas. Yes, there is a station over in Wareham that provides very cheap gas and is cash only. I thought I'd get better prices off-Cape during my normal travels and found that it was 5-10 cents more in many places on the South Shore than it was on-Cape.
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