I'm interested in moving to the Boston area after college graduation. What would be the best area for me?

Asked by Alallen, Columbia, SC Wed Apr 15, 2009

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Shaun G, , Jamaica Plain, MA
Thu Apr 23, 2009

You've got to explore the area, period. No one can tell you what you'll like. Take a week and walk around all the neighborhoods. From Dorchester to South End to Readville. Most people couldn't even tell you all of the districts within Boston because they've never considered to go.

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Mary Crane, Agent, Dover, MA
Tue Apr 21, 2009
The Boston Waterfront or the North End without a doubt!
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Ken Lambert, , Exeter, NH
Mon Apr 20, 2009
Good afternoon Alallen-
I could give you some info- not as a realtor with listings, but someone pretty familiar with Boston and having worked in town for a some time.
As these others have said, depends what kind of lifestyle and neighborhood you are looking for. One I saw missing below was the North End- a great niche area.
You may also consider areas like Cambridge and some areas of Somerville which are essentially an extension of Boston and are quite a nice place to live in your 20's or 30's, etc.
Condo financing can also be tricky. I could try to help you with that if you'd like. Thanks, and good luck,

Ken L.
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Bob Bittelari, Agent, Belmont, MA
Thu Apr 16, 2009
Hello Alallen,

To answer that question really would require more information as to your wants and needs. Where will you be working and how close to work would you like to be. Would you drive to work or take public transportation. Do you want city or suburban life, or something with a flavor of both. There are many wonderful communities in the metro Boston area, should you not want to be directly in the city. And then there is the price point factor. Not only what you qualify for, but what monthly mortgage payment fits your comfort zone.

My suggestion, in advance to arriving into the area, contact a few agents and have a discussion with them. Perhaps upon you arrival, meet with two or three to see who you would be most comfortable working with and to have represent you in your home purchase.

I welcome you to visit my website, http://www.bobbittelari.com. You will find valuable information about the home buying process, buyer representaion, financial information, and most importantly at this time for you, the section on Commonwealth Communities.

Best of luck in your search.
Bob Bittelari
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Monroe Heyman, , Jamaica Plain, MA
Thu Apr 16, 2009
I am sure you will love Boston it is a grea city with many activities for a variety of interests. I recommend Jamaica Plain which is an urban village 5 miles southwest from the city center. Some of the many attributes of JP are; it is very gree- many parks; the Emerald Necklace, Jamaica Pond, the Arboretum, Franklin Park and Forest Hills cemetary. It is a short commuter to downtown and has great public transportation.
It is diverse and any way one defines diversity, it is here in JP. Not to mention all the hips restaurants and pubs. Finally it is less expensive then other areas of the city and affordable for first time buyers. I have lived in the area for many years and would be happy to answer any or all questions and show you around.
Monroe Heyman

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