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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Woohoo - I'm free! I'm freeeeee!!!!
« on: May 27, 2005, 12:00:11 PM »
One more hour and counting....

I've had my cake, got my present....just get me the hell out of here NOW!!!

Now just 59 minutes....tick tick tick.

I actaully got a t-shirt in the mail from Capital about three weeks after I declined their offer.  It was a XX-Large, so it makes a good cleaning rag. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: TEST FOR INCOMING 1L's
« on: April 22, 2005, 09:49:08 AM »

Also, I start thinking about what constitutes "knowing" under the statutary definition...

especially in the case of teenagers(is baker 13,14,15,16, or 17?)

I agree...Baker may not "know" that driving with people who have been drinking is dangerous.

What else is Cambridge like in terms of places to eat, shops, etc?
Is the neighboorhood quiet or are there bunches of loud undergrads?

Hey all,
I really appreciate all the advice, it's been very helpful in narrowing down neighboorhoods. 

Does anyone have any thoughts on Cambridge?  Is this area close to the T?
I also hear good things about the South End...South Boston...something like that.
Also, are their any places down the red line that are nice?  I've talked to a few people about that area and heard some good things.

Basically what I'm looking for is a 2 bedroom or a very large 1 bedroom and $1500 is about my limit.  I'd prefer a place without a lot of undergrads (cause I remember how obnoxious I was).

I'm totally ignorant to the area so all this advice has been great and I trust this board more than the realtors that keep calling me.   ;D

I just realized it's before 8am so please excuse it if I bump this post later.   ;)

Finding something now for 6/1 is going to be very hard. Just as a heads up.

And don't live in the Fens or Fenway. Acutally, strike that. Certain parts of Fenway are ok, my bf lives right near there now. Unless it's right near Beacon St though, stay away. The Fens are nice during the day, but if you live there, you're bound to be mugged or have your apartment robbed at some point. The Fens is one of the few truly sketchy places in Boston.

I have to agree - I'd probably try to avoid the Fenway area if possible - Beacon Hill is nice, but expensive, and it would be a little hard to buy groceries.  JP is nice, but I think you'd need to drive into Boston, which would be a nightmare.

Have you thought about living across the river?  It's a 15 minute commute from Central Square in Cambridge to Park Street station, and less than a five minute walk from there to NESL, and I bet you'd get more apartment for your money.  I lived in Central for about three years and commuted to a job downtown, and it was very convenient - plus, if you're going to have a car it's a lot easier in Cambridge than Boston.

I think I will check into Cambridge.
I know, my time fram is kind of tight.  I'll make it though.   :)

How is Jamica Plain??

Okay, I just found a website on Grand Central Apartments with user reviews.
People either loved it or hated it.  Grrr, what to do.   >:(

I've lived in Boston my whole life, and NONE of the five apartments I've lived in were gotten through a realtor... I always try tem, but have always ended up finding something better or cheaper on my own.

I've had good luck with craigslist, and one apartment came through MIT's housing board.  otherwise it has just been looking through the Boston Globe and word of mouth.

I've never heard of either, and it sounds a little sketchy... What neighborhood are you looking at?

Yeah, anything that sounds too good to be true probably is.

I'm looking around the Beacon Hill, Fennway, Jamica Plain area.

I was a bit wary of this agency because when I told the person that I would look into it and get back to them she was trying to sign me up right there; she started pressuring me to get in touch with her by the end of the day because my move in date is so close (6/1).

The person I spoke to at this place said there are no broker's fees and that they can typically also get you out of the security deposit.

Does all this sound better than a broker??

Incoming 1Ls / Hey Boston People--need advice on apartment hunting!!
« on: April 20, 2005, 11:05:33 AM »
Hey all,
I'm moving to Boston in June and am looking for a place and came across this company that gets people in touch with unlisted apartments for rent without brokers fees.
They also:
-Guarentee an apartment by your move in date.
-Get you set up with owners that have great deals but don't list them (so that they don't get overwhelmed with bad applicants).
They charge a $275 fee. 

Please help, I'm in Pittsburgh and finding an apartment here is not nearly as complicated.
Is this kind of thing a good idea or is this company just trying to shake some money out of an ignorant out-of-towner?

The website is

Any advice would be great!

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