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What are some safe, affordable, and convenient places to live for a late-20s female? I’m wfh for the foreseeable future and want to spend less on rent. Everywhere close to Boston is getting so expensive and parking can be a headache. Would like to live close to public transit to go to Boston occasionally (I’ve started to value peace and quiet more). Also any forecast on rent prices? Is 1500 a month for a relatively nice studio or 1b1b realistic if I move further away from Boston?

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Maybe focus living close to the commuter rail rather than the T if you want to spend less but be able to come in easily. Assuming you have a car. Westwood and Dedham come to mind.

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Or Roslindale and West Roxbury.

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Malden is the only possibility with that budget if you need proximity to the T.

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Cannot speak to exact prices, some neighborhoods to consider - Brighton, Allston, Medford, Malden, East Boston.

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A few areas to consider: Adams Village / Lower Mills, Roslindale, Hyde Park, West Roxbury or Readville. Outside of Boston, Malden or Quincy are on the T; A few bedroom communities to consider include Medford, Melrose, Waltham .

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Newtonville. It’s great. Access to 90 and commuter rail. Getting more and more restaurants.

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Thanks all! Also curious about what areas I should avoid?

Avoid the entirety of Boston's southern 2/3rds (Dorchester, Roxbury, Roslindale, Mattapan etc.).

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Try some places in Quincy? There’s a brand new apartment building right at the North Quincy station.

Check out Woburn, 10 miles to the city, cute down town and most amenities you’d want in your 20-30’s close by. Quite areas too

Try Quincy, it's a quick subway ride into the city. Plus it's near the beach and blue hills if you like to hike. I loved Highpoint apartment and paid $2000 for a two bedroom two bathroom. I'm sure non luxury apartments would be less.

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