I will need a place to park my car but I am willing to take the T to work downtown. Where should I look for a 2 /2 in the Boston area? $400,000.

Asked by Terry, Long Beach, CA Wed Nov 17, 2010

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William Patt…, Agent, Boston, MA
Mon Jan 24, 2011
I would say this for a single family:

Orange Line - Malden.
Red Line - Ashmont / Lower Mills
Commuter Rail - almost anywhere north of the city.

Cambridge, Somerville.

Good luck in your search!!

Bill P.
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Susan Murie, Agent, Cambridge, MA
Fri Jan 7, 2011
Hi Terry,

For a condo with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths and off street parking I recommend North Cambridge, Arlington, Newton, Belmont, Watertown and parts of Somerville and Winchester. Some of these are on the T, some on a bus line and others on commuter rail. Most are a combination.

Welcome to the Boston area! Please let me know if I can be of assistance.

Susan k. Murie
Realtor, ePlace
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Jan Crosby, , West Roxbury, Boston, MA
Wed Dec 1, 2010
Your best bet which might result in a bonus garage is West Roxbury, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain, if you want to live in a neighborhood of the City of Boston. Call me

Jan Crosby
RE/MAX First Realty
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Territory.c…, Agent, MA,
Thu Nov 18, 2010
If you don't have your own deeded parking spot or rental spot, generally speaking parking in Boston can be a bit of a pain BUT the good news is that as a resident you will get a residential parking sticker which helps a lot.

In regards to your price range, 2 beds/2baths will limit your choices to just a few areas in Boston (south boston, jamaica plain, charlestown, east boston, allston, Dorchester, West Roxbury, etc) some of which don't have great access to T service but do have other Public Transpo options such as the bus. However, when you remove 1 bath from the search your options open wider to include "trendy" areas such as Back Bay, South End, North End, etc. Perhaps sacrificing a bathroom (or at least a full second bath) is something to consider.

Below are areas to consider.

These 2 towns are fantastic and next to Boston ( They are actually as close to downtown as some Boston neighborhoods, just check out the maps):

Brookline: http://www.territoryre.com/idx/search.html?search=true&s…

Cambridge: http://www.territoryre.com/idx/search.html?search=true&s…

Neighborhoods in Boston:

Jamaica Plain: http://www.territoryre.com/idx/search.html?search=true&s…

Back Bay: http://www.territoryre.com/idx/search.html?search=true&s…

South Boston: http://www.territoryre.com/idx/search.html?search=true&s…

Charlestown: http://www.territoryre.com/idx/search.html?search=true&s…

Brighton: http://www.territoryre.com/idx/search.html?search=true&s…

North End: http://www.territoryre.com/idx/search.html?search=true&s…

West Roxbury: http://www.territoryre.com/idx/search.html?search=true&s…

Every 2bed/2bath <$400,000 for sale in Boston:
Web Reference:  http://territory.com
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Linda Balliro, Agent, Cambridge, MA
Thu Nov 18, 2010
There are several place where you could find a 2 bedroom for $400,000 with parking and T access. But there are more questions you have to ask yourself? Which T? How far from the T in terms of walking or bus/drive? What style? Do you want new renovation, somewhat new, or do you want to build up the value of the place by doing some work yoursefl? Cambridge, Charlestown, some parts of Boston, - the 2 bathroom is more difficult to find for $400K than the two bedroom but its possible. There are many more locations but without knowing your likes/dislikes, its difficult to narrow that down!
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Green Home T…, Agent, Cambridge, MA
Thu Nov 18, 2010
As the others mentioned, it really depends on the type of property you're looking for...condo?...single family? Two very different answers as to where to look. I've worked with many relocation clients and will make sure that when you come to view homes, you'll have an efficient, productive visit. We'll need to do more prep work, though. I cover most of eastern Mass...while I'm based in Greater Boston (Somerville, Cambridge), I've had recent sales in Maynard (35 miles west), and North Andover (20 miles north), both relo clients (CA, NC). Give me a call and we can talk about the market and the area. Damian 617-650-6480 (email: greenhomerealty@gmail.com).
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Louis Wolfs…, Agent, Needham, MA
Thu Nov 18, 2010

Depends on what your looking for as far as community goes. I like Brookline if you are a young professional. Great location, transportation and stores. Bit pricey. Next step would be to move to Newton, Needham, Wellesley or Weston.

Let me know if I can be of help.

Web Reference:  http://www.louiswolfson.net
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Rich Lee, Agent, Lynn, MA
Thu Nov 18, 2010

There are plenty of 2 bed 2 bath properties with parking in the Boston area. A quick search revealed 25 in Cambridge and Somerville, communities with T service. Boston itself has over 150 properties that fit the description.

My question to you is what other criteria do you have? Do you want a single family house? Do you want a condo? What features do you want in your neighborhood? Parks? Schools? Restaurants? Which T line do you want? Some have better service than others.

I'll be happy to help you with your search. 617 417 8161.


Web Reference:  http://www.RichLeeRE.com/
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Jacques Hand…, Agent, braintree, MA
Thu Nov 18, 2010
You could either buy in Quincy or Milton,both cities are near the downtown Boston area.You could find something very attractive within the price range of $400,000.You are going to need a buyer s broker to help you with your housing search.I have experience,integrity,and i have obtained results for my clients;i could help you with the whole buying process.Please contact me at 617-957-5447 for more information.
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