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Burlington

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Boston...
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1. Re: Burlington

I'm not very familiar with Burlington, certainly not enough to offer advice to you. Maybe someone who lives in Burlington will see this and offer advice, but you would probably get more replies if you posed your questions on the city data forum. That is a more appropriate website to seek local help with questions about relocating.

Good Luck!

http://www.city-data.com/forum/massachusetts/

Salvador, BA
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2. Re: Burlington

If you are uneasy about living outside the city, get a city apartment and do the commute. It is a "reverse" commute (against the traffic flow at rush hours) and could take about 35-45 minutes from, say, Somerville, adjacent and convenient to Boston and where a lot of folks of your age live, or Arlington or North Cambridge.

Boston, MA
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3. Re: Burlington

Hi, Arlington would be a good choice, you can actually take back roads into Burlington and avoid the highway all together. It is a great town, adjacent to Cambridge & Somerville. Lots of great restaurants, and the Capitol Theater Lots of rental properties & public transportation into the city - which is less than 10 miles away so it is not like you are stuck out in the boondocks.

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4. Re: Burlington

I'm very familiar with Burlington. You won't be far from Boston, if you consider that a major city. Not clear to me what your apprehension is. Nobody lives in Burlington (slight exaggeration).

Boston
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5. Re: Burlington

I agree with tcantarelli's recommendations, Arlington, Somerville, Cambridge. I assume you will have a car? Just be careful when you apartment shop and see what the deal is for parking. Many places charge an extra fee for that spot.

Boston, MA
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6. Re: Burlington

What is it that concerns you? Is it that you'd rather be IN a city or that you haven't live near a city before?

Do you have kids? Are you looking to buy or rent? What's your budget? Those answers may help people better guide you.

Boston
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7. Re: Burlington

I don't think the reverse commute thing applies to Burlington from Boston. Especially once on 128/95.

From Arlington you can do the trip without getting on a main highway. Getting from Arlington to Boston is an easy drive at night and on weekends and easy enough by the public transportation.

Arlington also has great restaurants and a nice place to live.

Boston
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8. Re: Burlington

We need a little more detail to help. Are you going to buy or rent? In either case what is your budget? How big of a place are you looking for. What do you want to be close, to? How important is it to easily get into Boston? Are you alone or with someone? Where will the other person work? Are schools important?

Burlington is sort of an average, typical suburb. There is a very big mall there, Burlington Mall. Also quite a few office parks.

I agree that Arlington could be a good choice, also West Medford, Winchester, Woburn, North Cambridge, Davis Square Somerville but it depends what you're looking for.

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