So, a little news. I’m going to be moving to Boston to work at Converse HQ. Any thoughts on where to live? We will be renting at least at first. I’m thinking a designerly modern tower in maybe the West end, or maybe an apartment or brownstone or loft in Beaconhill, Tremont, Backbay, leather district…
Also, what are some of the local design events? Is there a regular IDSA happyhour or something?
My wife lived off Com Ave on the greenline for a couple of years when I was in school. Good times when your 20.
I think we are looking to be right in the heart of it all. I’m hoping I can trim that commute down to 45 minutes. Doesn’t seem like Boston is very Dog friendly. Most of the places that are “pet friendly” only allow cats… tough when you have a little 18 pound Dachshund… maybe I can teach him to meow…
Cambridge can be tricky to get to the highway if I remember? I haven’t been to Salem in a long time… How long is the ride? Maybe I will check it out this week. I fly in on Sunday for some meetings. I’ve been in town every 6 weeks for the last 1 1/2 years and I usually stay in the Lenox… Backbay has gotten comfortable, so that would be cool.
So are we going to start up some designer happy hours? I know Boston used to have a regular monthly roving designer happy hour drinking fest back in the day.
Since you will be commuting to Andover i recommend you live in an area north of the city. the traffic on 95 and 93 into the city is stand still at best, so it really helps to be commuting against the flow of traffic. Beacon hill is very nice and convenient to anything in the city, it can get pricey. Andover where converse is, is Also a very nice area to live. Like anything you will have to come out look around at the neighborhoods and make that call. DEEZ was pretty dead on about the the the different neighborhoods, although i enjoy living in “Slumerville”.
Good luck with the move, just make sure you trade in your rain coat for a nice winter coat.
Yea those Chelsea condos may look OK from the pictures, but you’ll puke when you see the surrounding area. I would suggest taking a look at a google map and do a street view. That will make up your mind for you. I drove past a few just to check them out when i was looking. They are in run-down old industrial neighborhoods that look like you may run over a crack head as you pull up. The only space you can use is your living area indoors. I wouldnt spend any time outside of that, and thats no good if you have a dog.
The best part of Cambridge is the view of Boston…
just go there to walk around or for day trips, live in Boston.
We also looked at a few places off Tremont, and a bunch of lofts off Harrison and Lincoln. Saw this crazy cool one that I would have killed for, but they didn’t allow dogs… was thinking about teaching him to Meow.
Hey thats right near me. I bet you were sold on that park~ Welcome to central sq, I wouldn’t recommend sitting on any of the benches you find on Mass Ave… not sure about the benches in that park… That is a nice spot since it gets really quiet at night, not alot of car traffic.
Re designed by Phillippe Starck, the entry and halways where AMAZING… the apartment was a wreck, total dump. I mean a total dump, worn out mauve carpet, linoleum, melamine cabinets with cheap laminate counters, crap bras, BRASS! hardware, water damage on the ceilings! Seems like individual condo owners in the building can do whatever they want. I was furious, it is a beautiful building…