Where to live in Boston for young people

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Anybody know where are the best places to live in Boston for the summer? I will be a rising Junior and working in the Financial District.

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Nov 14, 2018

Live in the North End or Beacon Hill

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Nov 14, 2018

Sorry I can't help but what did you manage to land there for your sophomore summer? Any tips as well?

Thanks

Nov 14, 2018

Asset Management at one of the big firms

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Nov 14, 2018

Wow nice how did you manage to get that gig?

Nov 14, 2018

No networking at all, literally just applied - got the super day - and now got the offer

Us sophomores gotta do some extra digging, but the opportunities are there

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Nov 14, 2018

live in Southie...just like Matt Daemon

just google it...you're welcome

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Nov 14, 2018

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Nov 14, 2018

If it's for a SA position - live in the North End. You'll be able to walk to work and to all the bars people your age go to.

Other options would be Beacon Hill, Back Bay / South End (older crowd) or Southie (post-college crowd). Avoid Seaport / TD Garden Area

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Nov 14, 2018

Southie 100%. Cheaper than most of the options above. Commute is probably less than 30 mins from most spots and fun / cheap bars in the neighborhood.

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Nov 15, 2018

Get a sublet on Mission Hill- unconventional, but it's where I lived when I was at NU. It's cheap, relatively close to everything, and has its own little nucleus of bars and food.

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Nov 15, 2018

Yeah don't do this.

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Nov 23, 2018

"Get a sublet in Jersey City - unconventional, but it's where I lived when I was at Pace. It's cheap, relatively close to everything, and has its own little nucleus of bars and food." - NY equivalent

Nov 15, 2018

Southie is a great recommendation. Pricing is reasonable compared to downtown/back bay and there are a fair number of young people and places to go out. North End is also good as rent can be lower on some of the old buildings and you have great access to the water, financial distract, and some nightlife.

The majority of recent college grads and young people actually live in Allston and Brighton west of the back bay. Boston real estate has become very expensive over the last five years and Allston/Brighton tend to be what most younger people can afford. There also tend to be more house parties in Allston/Brighton if you aren't able to go to the bars (not sure how old you are).

If you're prepared to spend a few thousand a month on rent, living in Back Bay would be a good option as well.

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Nov 22, 2018

Great advice also. Fun places to live.

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Nov 15, 2018

I'd recommend the North End. Lots to do, easy to get around the City, and it's generally a really nice place to be in the Summer.

Lots of people I know really like the South End (different from Southie!!!). A bit cheaper and some excellent views of town. Just mind your streets and don't stray too close to BMC at night. But, as someone noted above, you'll find a slightly older crowd (dont you youngins go off calling me old...and while you're at it, move your car off my lawn).

Allston/Brighton will be cheap, you'll have plenty of BU/BC parties you can go to, and lots of good bars. I lived there when at BU. Though now at 34 not entirely sure I could live there anymore. Too many dumb freshmen every fall (I used to be one, so i can easily say this...) And the godforsaken Green Line has already stripped me of any faith in any public transit system anywhere.

Back Bay has lots going for it, and you'll be close enough to take in the scenes and "benefits" of Fenway during baseball season.

If money is no object, go Fort Point/Seaport. You'll be able to walk to work and walk home along the Harbor every night.

I wouldn't go Beacon Hill for a summer place. Not really enough going on close to your place to make it worth your while for 12 weeks of rent you'll pay there.

Don't go to Mission Hill. Just don't.

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Nov 15, 2018

We're probably neighbors :)

Nov 15, 2018

Fenway Park

Nov 15, 2018

North End is really great but a bit pricey. Benefits are that it's super close proximity to the financial district (I'm a ~5 minute walk to my office which is invaluable) and that it's super young and lively. Cons are that it's sometimes very loud and littered with drunk people who love to scream, but fortunately I also fall into that category myself.

Nov 16, 2018

Southie is great for young people but might be tougher to find a summer sublet. Bus to Fidi kinda sucks if you live on the east side.

Fenway/South End have more students and summer sublet opportunities as a result. I'd advise against a green line commute.

GL

Nov 17, 2018

Prices maye have spiralled completely out of control in the last few years for all I know but the Fenway area used to be a decent in-between spot pricing wise compared with the Back Bay and Allston/Brighton, and you minimize the time spent on a specific branch of the green line.

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Nov 17, 2018

Lived in Allston/Brighton last summer for my SA gig. Not a bad choice but only did it to live with friends. Will most likely be living in Southie for FT.

Can't go wrong with Allston/Brighton, Seaport (if $ isn't a concern), North End, or Southie. Like previous comments have mentioned, Southie tends to be post-grad crowd but still worth considering.

What's your top priority: low rent, proximity to the office, or nightlife?

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Nov 18, 2018
  1. NIghtlife
  2. Proximity to office
  3. Low rent
Nov 23, 2018

I lived in Brighton this past summer and worked in the Financial District. Easily the best summer of my life. The B line kind of sucks, so living close to the Boston Landing commuter stop is your best bet. Brighton/Alston has a ton of young people and a really cool vibe. Plus the triple deckers are great if you wanna live with some cool roommates.

Dec 5, 2018

You're so right about the B line sucking. Going to school in Mass made me appreciate how terrible the MBTA is generally. To anyone deciding where to live: do everything in your power to avoid the green line.

Nov 25, 2018

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Nov 25, 2018

North End. Daily walk through Faneuil Hall which is the hub for college age nightlife. Several festivals throughout the summer and the best Italian food you will find anywhere. Short walk to TD Garden area and downtown. Would not consider Allston/Brighton if you are working in the financial district.

Nov 28, 2018

Check out the Seaport. All new and walking distance to your job. A lot of fun.

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Nov 29, 2018

Southy baby!

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