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Can you find a decent studio/1br place in Boston on $110k salary? If so, any particular neighborhoods?

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Can definitely find a solid 1 BR for ~1800/month these days (excluding seaport, etc)

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Thanks! I’m feeling close to losing hope… don’t want a roommate just because I like my own space. And also seeing how the same rent can get you such nicer apartments in other cities makes you question everything! SMH. But… Boston has its charm. And I want to find something under $2k. Just not sure if I’m going about it right. Can’t seem to strike luck.

I had a 450sqft studio in the north end for $1300/month. No fancy amenities, and definitely not the nicest apartment I’ve ever had, but perfect for someone on the road a lot (close to the airport, major neighborhood feel, easy access to the rest of the city, lots of bustle around). I loved it, and loved that it was mine alone!

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Are you opposed to Cambridge? I live right on the red line and there are a decent amount of studio options in your range.

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Thanks so much! Great advice; will pass on! I think she’s competing with September folks now so looking for something in October ☺️

I had an awesome 1 bed (with parking and a storage unit included) for $1,600/mo in Brighton, ~2 years ago. You can find 1 beds for under $2k, you just have to be ready to check it out/sign the lease right when it’s listed. I found mine off the Sept 1 cycle too which I think helped with the price (the former tenant was moving out of state so breaking the lease)

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If you don't mind the commute, try Quincy

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Also check out Charlestown. I have a studio here and with pandemic discounts, it came to ~2K a month.

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Depends on location.. for one anecdotal point, my 1 bed in Southie was 2200, in case that helps. I think it will be hard to find something under 2k in some areas but if you’re willing to go a little further out?

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You’ll definitely find in areas like Allston, Brookline, Somerville..possibly Cambridge and Fenway

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If you live in Cambridge, you typically get street parking / residential parking for free as long as you get your permit from the city

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Cambridge / central square area is great. Many options! Firstcambridgerealty has very cheap options.

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There’s a management company called Leeder Management that has properties in Boston and Cambridge that are slightly below market. Highly suggest them if you get the right layout of the flat. Good locations

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Try Charlestown, I know during the pandemic you could find a 1 bdr for around 18-2k

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You’ll want to find a roommate. I’d recommend the financial district or Cambridge, but been a long time since I’ve been in your shoes.

:( don’t quite want a roommate. Might need to reconsider/reprioritize some things…

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Watertown

Quincy

Anyone here lives/lived in Chelsea? How is it? Is it too isolated or feels like Boston?

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