New in Boston

  1. Hi

    I will in all probability arrive in Boston during July 2004.

    Can anyone advise on safe but affordable neigborhoods near the Beth Israel Deaconess.

    I also need info on good schools in the area.

    Thks

    Malinda
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   fotografe
    Beth Israel is in the heart of college student land. The rents tend not to be cheap, although they are coming down. I lived in a very nice building at 12 Stoneholm Street. At the time, a one bedroom went for 1100. I heard it is much higher now. Maybe around 1600. The building has a rooftop pool, parking garage (extra cost) a sauna, excercise room and is in the middle of everything.

    Around here you have to pay fees to agents to get an apartment, which can run a full months rent on top of first, last and a one month deposit -- so be careful. Other nearby or easy transport places to live are cambridge, brookline, brighton, newton. Neighborhoods in boston proper -- Back Bay, South End, Beacon Hill. Mission Hill and Jamaica PLain are near BI, but not so safe. Go to www.craigslist.org and click on the boston edition to look at ads. Remember the DNC is coming in July, so some people have rents jacked for that, or don't want to rent until that is over. Good luck!!!

    As far as schools go, are you looking for a nursing grad school or for your kids? Grad schools in the area include Northeastern, Boston College, Simmons, Mass General, U Massachusetts and Regis. If it is school for your kids, look at Brookline and Newton.
  4. by   Malinda
    Hi

    Your feedback is appreciated, makes it much easier.

    Take care

    Malinda




    Quote from fotografe
    Beth Israel is in the heart of college student land. The rents tend not to be cheap, although they are coming down. I lived in a very nice building at 12 Stoneholm Street. At the time, a one bedroom went for 1100. I heard it is much higher now. Maybe around 1600. The building has a rooftop pool, parking garage (extra cost) a sauna, excercise room and is in the middle of everything.

    Around here you have to pay fees to agents to get an apartment, which can run a full months rent on top of first, last and a one month deposit -- so be careful. Other nearby or easy transport places to live are cambridge, brookline, brighton, newton. Neighborhoods in boston proper -- Back Bay, South End, Beacon Hill. Mission Hill and Jamaica PLain are near BI, but not so safe. Go to www.craigslist.org and click on the boston edition to look at ads. Remember the DNC is coming in July, so some people have rents jacked for that, or don't want to rent until that is over. Good luck!!!

    As far as schools go, are you looking for a nursing grad school or for your kids? Grad schools in the area include Northeastern, Boston College, Simmons, Mass General, U Massachusetts and Regis. If it is school for your kids, look at Brookline and Newton.

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