Neighborhoods I've always loved are backbay, beacon hill and the south end.
I moved here when I left the college bubble and between the networking and convenience of great bars, restaurants, activities and just the ease of being able to walk along scenic routes. Everything you could possibly want is here and I plan on never leaving.
The only potential downside is the cost of rent to living space relationship, however with so much to do in these area I'm usually only home to sleep so I don't need that large empty living room :)
Boston Luxury Residential
316 Newbury St
Boston MA 02115
I would say a lot of this really depends on your budget, where you work and the logistics of the commute. If you have a healthy amount to spend, 2500+for a one bed then the South End is amazing. That price backs a lot of people off of the area so I would consider South Boston, Davis Square and Jamaica Plain. All close to the heart of the city with good public transportation. Those areas are very popular amongst young professionals because they offer more of the lifestyle they are after at a more reasonable price.
Welcome to the workforce!
And fortunately you have many options as a 1st time Home Buyer (and future RE investor) while interest rates are still incredibly low and home prices remain steady (for now).
Many new professionals (including my Clients) are buying in the South End, Back Bay, Beacon Hill and throughout of Cambridge, including Kendal & Inman Squares. Southie has also been a popular option when looking for Condos on a fixed budget, yet with close proximity to the City.
Getting properly pre-qualified with a Lender is also very important and Iâ€™d be happy to forward a list of preferred Lenders & Mortgage Brokers to you.
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