James!: You're paying for location as well as a place to sleep.
what_now: James!: You're paying for location as well as a place to sleep.Which is stupid because this location is a pain in the ass to get to anywhere else. It's a very cute neighborhood itself, but it's not near the T and there's no parking.$1600 will get you a hell of a lot more almost anywhere on the red line.Hell, $1600 will get you more in Beacon Hill.
James!: (I have no idea what I'm talking about)
what_now: James!: (I have no idea what I'm talking about)Clearly. I mean, Davis Square is actually a *nice* area, it's not a terrible wasteland like Brooklyn.
Smeggy Smurf: I wouldn't give them a fermenting bag of pig vomit as payment to reward the pretentious asshole architect with living in his shiat stain upon the housing market.I hate the urban architect.
brap: Smeggy Smurf: I wouldn't give them a fermenting bag of pig vomit as payment to reward the pretentious asshole architect with living in his shiat stain upon the housing market.I hate the urban architect.Dude, you live under a cheesy mushroom cap.
Spare Me: My mortgage is $1575 per month. 3000 sq ft house, half acre of land. Oh and 2 golf courses within 1/2 mile.Neener neener./I don't golf//you folks back east live in sardine cans///rack'em and stack'em
GF named my left testicle thundercles: i am so glad i dont live in a shiat hole like that. thank you christ allah buddah zeus and osiris. ima go grill up some brautwurst on my backyard porch and then run around and excercise on my lawn with trees and a garden and grass while enjoying the sun unobscured by a veil of inner city coastal smog.
BarkingUnicorn: I wouldn't pay $1600 a month to live anywhere in Boston.But just a few years ago, I did pay $600 for 300 sq. ft. in Denver's most densely populated 'hood. Two rooms, futon doubled as couch. Still had room to entertain up to five people. It was part of a charming 100 year-old mansion. Wood floors, marble bathroom, granite counters, new appliances. Took about 20 minutes to clean the whole place. Three supermarkets within half a mile, uncountable bars and local businesses, young hotties everywhere. Award-winning bus system took me anywhere in town easily. Sold my car and lost 30 lbs. in seven weeks, despite bacon and beer every day.Young urbanites commonly live communally; they're used to not having lots of space. I can see this working but not at such outrageous prices.
Satanic_Hamster: 450 sq ft? I'd need that just for alcohol and music storage.
onzmadi: Sooo...we are progressing towards the Fifth Element then.
YixilTesiphon: Someone tried to build two towers of this sort of crap on 288 in Houston. They built it years ago and they're still trying to lease 800 sq ft apartments for 1600/month.
BarkingUnicorn: Satanic_Hamster: 450 sq ft? I'd need that just for alcohol and music storage.Music storage? How big is your hard drive?
Satanic_Hamster: BarkingUnicorn: Satanic_Hamster: 450 sq ft? I'd need that just for alcohol and music storage.Music storage? How big is your hard drive?HUGE. The only box large enough to fit it is your mom's.
Chevello: I used to rent a duplex in So Cal that was just big enough for one single guy. It was 500sf or so, maybe a bit bigger. Years later there was some news story about a woman with three kids taking in three of her friend's kids after the friend died. She was living in my old place. They must have been stacked in like cordwood. Of course, it was So Cal, so times when you wouldn't be able to kick the kids outside to play were rare.How long before people start trying to cram families into these "single" units?
ApatheticMonkey: I love it!
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