Neighborhoods near Cambridge?
March 31, 2014 9:25 AM Subscribe
I am considering moving for a job in Cambridge MA. I know nothing about the neighborhoods, and need help.
posted by anonymous to Home & Garden (22 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Cursory inspection of Zillow tells me that it's going to be hard or impossible to find anything like what we currently have: about 2700 square feet on 1/2 acre, walking distance to elementary school, maybe 5-10 minutes to daycare and work. (We are currently a family of three, including one toddler.) We actually moved not long ago from a 1500 square foot house without a garage or basement, and are loving the extra space. We're willing to go a little smaller, sure, but would be sad to downsize all the way back.
What areas/neighborhoods should we look at? Work would be towards the south end of Cambridge. Ideally any commute would be on the T or commuter rail, but I'm willing to consider driving if it's not too long, and if it's not too stressful and trafficky. House budget: say up to 750,000 or 800,000?? Which is a lot more than we paid for our current house.
(Asking anonymously because I work in a small profession, and could be identified by this locale question plus my other posting history.)