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  1. The real estate price bubble as of late has been partly to do with interest rates being so low....so money is cheap. Rates have been going up, but the FOMC doesn't meet for 6 weeks at a time.
  2. Any bubble really depends on the interests rates, which won't change for months at a time.
  3. I can't tell you anything about how it is in Boston schools, but this post will tell you about moving here: http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=9818
  4. If you want to walk out into the city every day, go to Northeastern. This school is bordering Roxbury, which can be a "slum," but it also borders the Fens, which is beautiful and cultural. BC does have its own station on the Green line for easy access into the city. There's a section above for people moving in.
  5. Did you see this topic already? http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=9818
  6. Yes, and now you must be put back in your cage...j/k
  7. THAT "Dirty Water," is a song by The Standells about Boston in the 60s, when the Charles was really (really) polluted, and the Boston Strangler was in the news. But we still love Boston! The Standells was a band from Los Angeles, though. Lyrics: spoken: I'm gonna tell you a story I'm gonna tell you about my town I'm gonna tell you a big bad story, baby Aww, it's all about my town Yeah, down by the river Down by the banks of the river Charles (aw, that's what's happenin' baby) That's where you'll find me Along with lovers, fuggers, and thieves (aw, but they're cool peo
  8. What I have picked up from Southern hospitality is that a lot of it is based on being two-faced. I would continuously ask myself why someone was being nice to me when I knew they disliked me. Also, I've noticed that Bostonians like other people, wanting to be around them; Atlantans want to get away from other people as much as they can. This is a generalization. As for the old guy, there are a lot of migratory people, especially when they are retired. I'm glad you liked Boston. Maybe you will "love that dirty water" too!
  9. So ezcheese! I'm curious; what were your first impressions of Boston and New England? I hope you liked it since you are moving there.
  10. I can't add much, but another thing about Eastie is it is separated by water from mainland Boston; I don't think one can actually walk from East Boston to downtown without going through several towns to the north (and that's quite the distance). Maybe this isn't really important. But, Logan Airport is over there. The noise can be a concern, and is always used in local politics. From what I know though, most people are not bothered by it. The air routes determine where most of the noise is also.
  11. Books are better, but this site rocks for anything: www.wordiq.com So, for Boston, it's pretty damn good: http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Boston%2C_Massachusetts
  12. It took me awhile not to expect it down here in Atlanta...
  13. I can do without Simmons Hall....
  14. There's that new crazy looking MIT builiding.
  15. You reminded me of another thing that got to me: having to be down here for two elections of Bush, with "W: The President" stickers everywhere. I'm not going to hash into politics on you, but my values lie with the Democrats. So, your first sentence is definitely true. The North-South friction is still present to this day. Don't all southerners joke of yankees being arrogant, snobby urbanites? Stereotypes come from some truth. I have met some very nice people down here, and although it's been rough sometimes, I am glad I left my nest. But it has been very tough finding people from
  16. There's a lot more than just the "hospitality," and in the 5 years I've been in Atlanta, I want out of the South so badly. That's just me. Atlanta is way too spread out, and I need density, snow, the ocean, foliage, and the Red Sox (heh). There's probably more I miss. I don't need Confederate flags, love for guns, intolerance, a 3 acre house lot, and fishes on all the cars. These are just the main images in my head right now. And anyways, a lot of times the hospitality thing came off just so fake to me, and I'd wonder why someone whom I did not even know, or someone whom I knew disliked m
  17. Besides the price, be ready for a culture shock too! I'm sure that has crossed your mind a few times.
  18. The towns are all decent. I grew up in Franklin. Most of the W towns are probably out of your range: Wellesley, Wayland, Weston, Waltham, and Watertown. Most of the affluent live there. Of course there are always the exceptional finds. Framingham is the largest "town" in the state, so it's a very diverse town. Other than that, if you want to commute into Boston with the MBTA, check out the Maps on www.mbta.com. The closer to the city, the more you will have to pay.
  19. It's only a MUST see if you ARE a tourist. I hated when they actually changed the name to Cheers from the former Bull and Finch pub.
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