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Old 06-10-2009, 09:38 PM
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Hi all,
I'm looking for some neighborhoods that would be a fun and hip place to live that wouldn't be too far of a commute to Framingham for work. I'm still in my 20's and want to have a more urban lifestyle -- not ready for the 'burbs just yet But I don't want to drive 30 miles each way to work, so I've ruled out living in Brookline and east. Basically I would like to live in an area where there's good socializing for young professionals.

Looking at the map, it seems that western Newton or Wellesley might be good locations to live, with an easy commute to Framingham, but I don't know much about the neighborhoods, or if there are any others that I should be looking at.

I'm interested in apartments, preferably with covered parking -- not sure if these places exist! Rent range would be 1000-1500ish.

Does anyone have any thoughts about Newton or Wellesley or have any other suggestions? I appreciate any thoughts. Thanks!
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:03 AM
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Both are monied towns, Wellesley more than Newton. Not a lot of your age group in either, although West Newton has a great movie house. Newton is a lot of families (I say usually a social worker mother married to a software wonk). Housing is very expensive in both.
Wellesley is absolutely not hip. Old money. Wellesley College.
If you really aren't open to driving in from Cambridge or Brookline (and who could blame you) I think West Newton would be a decent alternative, but just barely.
Best wishes. The genuinely interesting places to live really cost.
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