Friday, June 25, 2010
A View of the Pru
I went to Boston last week and stayed with one of my friends. He has a nice apartment in the Back Bay with an amazing view of the Prudential Tower.
The prospect of Living in Boston could be very real for me sometime in the future as it is a bustling center of commerce. I have laid out some pros and cons to living in Boston.
Access to vast array of business/commerce
Tons of young people out and about
Lots of attractions like Faneuil Hall, Boston Commons, Beacon Hill, ect.
It's so walkable that you don't need a car
Great sports teams
It's expensive: $2,000 a month for that view and it's only a small 1 bedroom
People are sometimes snooty and cold (not as open and friendly as they are in the midwest)
Image and money are overvalued in Boston (but it is in a lot of places)
It's relatively crowded. Open space is a commodity. One thing I noticed is that elevators are tiny in apartment buildings.
Posted by Thomas Aylmer at 1:08 PM