Find Poppet a place to live!!!

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Find Poppet a place to live!!!

Postby Poppet » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:45 am

hi guys.

i know, i'm RARELY here these days.

omg SO busy!!!

the condo is under agreement (HALLELUJAH!!!!!!), and now i gotta move.

criteria: Boston Metro Area, $1100 max rent (unless it's got all utilities, i can pay a smidge more for that convenience), commuter rail or subway access to North or South Station. one bedroom (or really big studio).

and NOT Allston, Brighton, Brookline. NOT on the green line (unless it's East Cambridge). NO STUDENT GHETTOS (so not the Fenway, Back Bay, etc.) oh, and NOT arlington. that's the ex-husband's territory, i cede it to him.

any pointers? i've got an agent, but i think we're not talking the same language when it comes to rentals. i've poured over craigslist, have access to MLS listings -- there's not much i can afford - there's some.

i'm frustrated. i have criteria of price, surrounding area amenities, proximity to public transport, but i don't care so much which town i'm in. and that seems to NOT be the way this works.

tks folks!

best wishes, your poppet
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Re: Find Poppet a place to live!!!

Postby migdd » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:57 am

Good to hear from you Poppet! Good luck in your search!!

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Re: Find Poppet a place to live!!!

Postby Poppet » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:47 am

tks dear!!

i'll take all the good wishes i can get. :)
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Re: Find Poppet a place to live!!!

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:39 am

Somerville. Davis Square.

Maybe too expensive?

My cousin and her husband run a cafe in Union Square. That's a nice little neighborhood and maybe more affordable.
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Re: Find Poppet a place to live!!!

Postby Poppet » Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:30 pm

i would love to live in Union Sq.

it, somerville, cambridge, are all too expensive.

it's brutal out there.

what cafe?
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Re: Find Poppet a place to live!!!

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:52 pm

Sherman Cafe.

Yeah Summy ain't cheap anymore, is it?

Old write-up from the Globe here. They have since renovated/grown and their menu has expanded.

http://www.boston.com/ae/food/restaurants/articles/2004/03/17/for_new_cafe_keeping_it_simple_has_great_appeal/

Then there's this! :shock: :shock:

http://poopinaroundtown.blogspot.com/2007/06/sherman-cafe-somerville-ma.html
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Re: Find Poppet a place to live!!!

Postby Poppet » Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:26 pm

omg.

i thought that said "pop in around town" - uh, no.

that is MARVELOUS!!! granted it's a restaurant they're noting, and i'd love to know places one could go w/o feeling bad if you didn't buy something, but still, yay!!!

:)

i would love to live in union square. it's a long walk to work, but way more do-able than from 7 miles away, like currently. there are TONS of things to do, and ethnic shops which i love.

and Market Basket, the amusement park of food. i ADORE market basket. cheap, fun (if you approach it as an excursion and NOT a quick grocery run). yeah, i am easily amused.
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Re: Find Poppet a place to live!!!

Postby Poppet » Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:28 pm

and yeah, the nickname may be 'Slummerville' but it's not cheap.

revere is cheap. and a crap commute. sigh.
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Re: Find Poppet a place to live!!!

Postby Boy With A Problem » Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:52 am

Nice website Sam!

Poppet - have you considered East Boston? I bet there are some nice apartments in your range there.
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Re: Find Poppet a place to live!!!

Postby Poppet » Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:17 am

i haven't seen anything in east boston, but it's on the list of places that are okay.

not IDEAL, but i don't expect ideal, 'cause i can't AFFORD it. :)

i need an easy commute to cambridge, 'cause i work in kendall sq.

i'm going to see a place in central sq at 1pm today. it's in my price range. it just might be a dump. :) but, i might be lucky, and it will be just what i need.

central is walking distance to work. i could use the exercise.
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i have a place to live!!!

Postby Poppet » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:08 am

the condo FINALLY sold, praise BE! (good grief, that was NOT a fun ride.)

and where does poppet live???

North Quincy.

YAY!!!

- easy commute. walk to train station, take train to station near work, walk to work. easy peasy.
- 1.5 blocks to the beach.
- LARGE apartment, second floor, bright, hardwood floors, well kept, decent landlord.
- adorable neighborhood - working class, people take care of their yards and plant flowers and vegetables, kids play in the street, next door neighbor has a dog who is well-trained, wow!

i'm thrilled! i LOVE my apartment.

if you're coming thru boston and wanna meet up for a drink, drop me a pm. i'm still around, just wicked busy. :) however i usually NOT too busy for a drink. priorities, you know.
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Re: Find Poppet a place to live!!!

Postby spooky girlfriend » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:17 am

Hey, Poppet! I missed your initial post during all the hub-bub of getting the kids back in school. Good to see you. :D

And should I make it to Boston, I will certainly look you up!

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Re: Find Poppet a place to live!!!

Postby mood swung » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:45 am

Poppet, that sounds lovely. Go, you!
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Re: Find Poppet a place to live!!!

Postby Boy With A Problem » Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:08 pm

Barbeque at my place in Mansfield on Sunday Poppet - in case you missed it in the other thread in which it was imbedded. pm me if you can make it and I'll give you directions.

Congrats on the apartment!
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oooh, party!

Postby Poppet » Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:07 am

ah, totally missed getting this in time.

but i was already booked up - a friend had sunday free to bring me some of the stuff i stored at her house so the condo would be more spacious. and it worked! yay!!

now i just need to get the rest of my stuff outta her house, and i've got actual furniture there. got it over to her house in a couple trips w/ an SUV, but getting it out, one trip would be good. multiple trips would be crummy. need to find a truck.

happy labor day - i hope it was un-labor-full. :D
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Re: Find Poppet a place to live!!!

Postby pophead2k » Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:41 pm

My girlfriend has some relatives in Quincey, so I've been there a few times and I'm glad you landed there. Next time we're up........


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