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Old 05-02-2014, 05:23 PM
 
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I been to Boston and wasn't impressed at all. It was a bigger version of Hartford, CT
Hartford sans the quasi-Kingston vibe
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:30 PM
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Hartford sans the quasi-Kingston vibe
wonder how hartford looks now, haven't been there since 98
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:35 PM
 
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I been to Boston and wasn't impressed at all. It was a bigger version of Hartford, CT
Absolutely. Hartford would be Boston if it were larger....

And had a few professional sports teams.
And had industry outside of insurance.
And had a half-dozen top-ranked colleges.
And had world class hospitals.
And had access to an ocean.
And had reliable public transportation.
And had a music or art scene.
And had any historical significance.

But, yeah, besides that they're practically the same.
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:38 PM
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Absolutely. Hartford would be Boston if it were larger....

And had a few professional sports teams.
And had industry outside of insurance.
And had a half-dozen top-ranked colleges.
And had world class hospitals.
And had access to an ocean.
And had reliable public transportation.
And had a music or art scene.
And had any historical significance.

But, yeah, besides that they're practically the same.
The neighborhoods look indentical which means it maybe a new england thing
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:40 PM
 
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The neighborhoods look indentical which means it maybe a new england thing
Or maybe a lot has changed in the 16 years since your last visit?
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:43 PM
FBJ
 
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Or maybe a lot has changed in the 16 years since your last visit?
I think the problem was neither Hartford or Boston was on the level of Philly and I became homesick
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:00 AM
 
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To the OP - I didn't see your post in the Boston forum, but here are my $0.02:

Both Boston and Philly have a lot to offer, and yes Philly is a lot cheaper. I've visited Philly twice in the past year and really liked it.

That being said, I can't imagine that anyone would tell you that $72k is not enough income for a couple in the Boston area (I am assuming it's just the two of you as you don't mention anyone else in the equation). Sure, you might have to make some compromises - a 1 br apartment instead of something bigger, a unit without the latest gleaming stainless steel appliances, etc - but you'll by no means have to end up in the "ghetto." There are very few bad neighborhoods that you would absolutely want to avoid and you'd be able to afford to rent in most solid middle-income areas that are reasonably convenient to downtown.
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Old 05-07-2014, 12:24 AM
 
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I think you should try Boston, its not that bad as you think, (The ghettos OR low income areas) Im sure.
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