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(Boston Globe)   Boston ranked the most expensive city in the U.S., overtaking New York after being down three games to none   (boston.com) divider line
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2005-09-08 9:03:13 AM  
Nice headline.

And true. That's why I moved to RI.
 
2005-09-08 9:05:05 AM  
Since when did The Globe become registration???
 
2005-09-08 9:05:12 AM  
it's true. you can't live in the city unless you're rich. if you're poor, you live in Somerville, and if you're a hippie, you live in Cambridge. that's about as close as you can get.

;)
 
2005-09-08 9:10:41 AM  
Hey pontechango! Where you at buddy?!
 
2005-09-08 9:12:11 AM  
I love MA, but I wouldn't live in Boston under any circumstances.

When I was working up there, my coworkers would always give me shiat about living in Fall River and commuting by bus, until they found out I was paying $350.00 a month for a large 3rd floor 1 bedroom apt. (all utilities included), with a balcony.

These same coworkers were paying $1200 a month for a basement studio or having to live with 6 other people to afford the privledge of living in Boston.

You heard it here first folks, Fall River is were it's at... :)
 
2005-09-08 9:13:37 AM  
Boston is a nice city, I couldn't handle living around all those Red Sox fans though
 
2005-09-08 9:18:50 AM  
It is certainly true.

I have been trying to buy a house in this state for 2 years now. I cannot find a home that is good condition for under $200,000.

If you don't beleive me, look at this. This is just a trailer, you are not buying any land. This is typical of what you find here right now.

I am seriously considering moving to RI.
 
2005-09-08 9:20:04 AM  
I just can not pass up another opportunity to laugh at Yankee fans. I thank you submit-ah
 
2005-09-08 9:21:38 AM  
I am seriously considering moving to RI.

I hear Quahog is nice this time of year.
 
2005-09-08 9:23:50 AM  
woodstock: I have been trying to buy a house in this state for 2 years now. I cannot find a home that is good condition for under $200,000.

You're looking in the wrong end of the state, look out west.
 
2005-09-08 9:27:35 AM  
I'd prefer not to live in Bahhhston. The T is stupidly designed and I haven't finished flipping off all the buttsox fans yet for booing Mr. Iguchi at the game I went to last month.
 
2005-09-08 9:29:34 AM  
rose8199: I couldn't handle living around all those Red Sox fans though

You should try being a Sox fan in Yankee territory.
 
2005-09-08 9:31:40 AM  
EvilEgg
We have.
Ony problem with that though, the jobs are in metro-west. I do not really want to live in Worchester or have a really long commute. The extra travel expenses may not be worth it in the long haul. We can afford to be patient, I have a 3 bedroom house that we rent for $600 a month, not including utilities. We fill find something, there are early signs already that the housing market is starting to slow down a bit. It just a matter of time.
 
2005-09-08 9:33:26 AM  
keylock71: These same coworkers were paying $1200 a month for a basement studio or having to live with 6 other people to afford the privledge of living in Boston.

I don't know about Boston, but I live in the city of Philadelphia because it's the city. Fairmount Park is my backyard, Reading Terminal Market my kitchen and the Museum of Art is my TV. I am also within walkind distance of a trillion bars, theaters, museums, clubs, and more. I'd take a smaller apartment or roommates over the suburbs any day.
 
2005-09-08 9:47:43 AM  
woodstock

I am seriously considering moving to RI.

I made that move about 5 years ago and have never regretted it. Providence has come a long way and has quite a bit to offer, and the young crowd from Boston all move to Newport in the summer anyway.

However, you can't find a house for under $200K in RI, either.
 
2005-09-08 9:56:33 AM  
im in ri and the prices where im at are going up

its become damn celebs keep coming (jim carry is supposed to be building a house or buying a house here, ugh)
 
2005-09-08 9:57:09 AM  
become=because

and anyway we're probably going to move to fall river or something because its too expensive (rents supposed to go up $150 by this november)
 
2005-09-08 11:51:12 AM  
EvilEgg: You should try being a Sox fan in Yankee territory.

*grabs a sock full of D batteries*

See you at the games this weekend?

/good headline submitter (you ass)
//just signed a $1750/mo lease on a 1BR in Manhattan
///wonders WTF makes Boston more expensive
 
2005-09-08 12:32:08 PM  
TheGoblinKing: Hey pontechango! Where you at buddy?!

Despairing over the fact that I'll never be able to build any equity here.
 
2005-09-08 1:57:26 PM  
Late Reply, but:

SockMonkeyHolocaust

Fall River ain't no suburb. It's a lifestyle....
 
2005-09-08 3:23:52 PM  
I went to Boston a few years back for the first time. I was amazed how much more expensive it was than Philly.
\I did have a kick arse time
 
2005-09-08 3:46:14 PM  
Ah yes. People are flocking away from blue states in droves. I love it.
 
2005-09-08 3:47:54 PM  
crawlspace: Ah yes. People are flocking away from blue states in droves.


Louisiana is a blue state?
 
2005-09-08 3:48:29 PM  
The problem with Boston is that salaries are not high enough to compensate for housing costs. In NY there seem to be plenty of very high paying jobs to compensate for the high cost of living.
 
2005-09-08 3:48:57 PM  
strangeguitar: I went to Boston a few years back for the first time. I was amazed how much more expensive it was than Philly.
\I did have a kick arse time



Philly is super cheap compared to Boston. Boston has more colleges than most places thus many many many more hot young ladies.....
/Boston kicks ass
 
2005-09-08 3:48:58 PM  
SockMonkeyHolocaust-

Shhhhhhh! It's bad enough around here with all the luxury condos going up for displaced Hoboken crowd... do you want to be overrun by Boston-ites too?

/Just got a gorgeous place in Queens Village
 
2005-09-08 3:49:16 PM  
keylock71: Fall River is were it's at... :)

Ummm....
no.

;)
 
2005-09-08 3:49:42 PM  
i hate articles like this that don't provide a comprehensive list to compare/contrast too!


/ranty
 
2005-09-08 3:51:38 PM  
only reason NYC isn't more expensive is because it includes all the outer boroughs.. manhattan is on another level altogether...
 
2005-09-08 3:52:14 PM  
I can only hope that we continue the population loss trend though. Someday perhaps we'll have normal farking traffic.
 
2005-09-08 3:52:45 PM  
lived in worcester for a year. even expensive in the middle of the state.
\miss it, tho.
\\had some fun times at ralphs chadwick diner
 
2005-09-08 3:52:45 PM  
Honolulu usually takes that one. Must be effing expensive in Boston.
 
2005-09-08 3:53:04 PM  
It's reached the point where, if NYC and Boston were roosters, the country would be ready to strap knives to their talons and legalize cockfighting.
 
2005-09-08 3:54:42 PM  
Since that's measuring by metropolitan area and in Boston that includes Cambridge, I don't doubt it for a second.
 
2005-09-08 3:54:44 PM  
*cough!!!* FALL FARKING RIVER?!?!? The home of the late Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf?

Shiathole. Had to stop there for gas once on my way up 95 to Cape Cod. Left. Quickly.
 
2005-09-08 3:55:39 PM  
Bukharin

It's a paradise on earth and you know it...

: )
 
2005-09-08 3:56:00 PM  
Ah yes. People are flocking away from blue states in droves. I love it.

Yup. Libs are flooding into conservitive states. Ya know what happens then? State turns blue.

/Its all going to plan.
 
2005-09-08 3:56:50 PM  
I'm a bit surprised it's not San Francisco, but not that surprised.
 
2005-09-08 3:57:01 PM  
You can count me in with the "19,000 more rental households were paying more than 50 percent of their incomes for rent in 2003 than in 2000." although a lot of that has to do with being downsized out of a much better job than I have now.

But guess what? I'm not complaining. I really love the apartment I have, even if I'm building no equity whatsoever. I can literally throw a stone into the ocean from my back porch, I'm reasonably close to a train line, but best of all the liquor store in my town delivers booze to your door.

It's supply and demand. I'm already seeing rents starting to fall in some areas quite close to Boston. House prices aren't falling yet, but rents are starting to.
 
2005-09-08 3:57:04 PM  
ThatGuyGreg: //wonders WTF makes Boston more expensive

Maybe its that Big Dig.....that thing done yet???
 
2005-09-08 3:57:24 PM  
darch

Good thing too, that NY/NJ stench of yours was starting to stink up the environs...
 
2005-09-08 3:59:10 PM  
Honolulu usually takes that one. Must be effing expensive in Boston.

Grew up in Honolulu and it's pretty bad, but Boston, San Fran, New York are definitely worse.

only reason NYC isn't more expensive is because it includes all the outer boroughs.. manhattan is on another level altogether...

This is very true. Living on the UWS right now and if they only counted Manhattan for this study it would blow them all away.
 
2005-09-08 4:00:52 PM  
2005-09-08 09:18:50 AM woodstock


It is certainly true.

I have been trying to buy a house in this state for 2 years now. I cannot find a home that is good condition for under $200,000.


Quitcherbiatchin'. I paid $420,000 for a two-bedroom house in Hollywood, CA.
 
2005-09-08 4:01:37 PM  
The report found that last year, a family of four living in the Boston area needed $64,656 to cover its basic needs. This was $6,000 more than in New York City, and about $7,000 more than in San Francisco.

$57,000?!? What the hell are they on? A family of four needs $57k to frickin' park in San Francisco.
 
2005-09-08 4:01:48 PM  
I guess they don't consider santa barbara a city because houses are way more expensive than that here.
 
2005-09-08 4:02:03 PM  
Wait, where's the Ted Kennedy joke?
 
2005-09-08 4:02:12 PM  
Lizzie Borden had Fall River down pat.
 
2005-09-08 4:02:14 PM  
That is the first time that it has happened in 86 years.
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Yankee Fan!
ALWAYS HAVE BEEN, ALWAYS WILL BE
 
2005-09-08 4:02:15 PM  
Man.. you guys aren't looking in the right places.. or hard enough..

I lived in a four bedroom place in Somerville, 2 mins from Davis Square. It was $1200/mth, and my share of that was only $285/mth. (the dude in the master bedroom downstairs paid $345).
 
2005-09-08 4:02:16 PM  
ouch. the headline hurts.

/brilliant.
 
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