Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday October 22, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Miscellaneous > Off-Topic

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-29-2008, 10:44 AM   #1
newscooby
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 995
Join Date: Feb 2000
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: In an airplane, such is life..
Vehicle:
2000 MkIV GTi&23 LSV
Red cars PWN me

Default Possibly moving to Boston. School me on the area OT

So, I've been in talking with the GM of one of other brands within DS (www.3ds.com) and it seems like they've got a position for me.

Right now, I live in Charlotte and I'm quite fond of the area. I have a good life, house, GF, etc.

We haven't gotten serious about the talks, ie start date, move, compensation, etc.

But I wanted to get an idea of what Boston is like. Where to live, what to do, etc. I'd be working in Concord.

To be honest, I've never been a fan of the area. Winters are cold (duh!). Although, I did live in Chicago for 5 years. And the women always seemed stuck-up and conceited, unless you were a doctor from a Ivy league school.

So OT, sell me on Boston.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
newscooby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 10:46 AM   #2
RastaMon
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 106431
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: f*** the sun
Default

A bunch of ***holes live there.


/thread
RastaMon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 10:46 AM   #3
cnw
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 98395
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ
Default

it's expensive, cold, horrible traffic, and you'd have to put up with annoying patriots fans. i'd stay in charlotte.
cnw is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 10:46 AM   #4
Strider
Curated
Moderator
 
Member#: 2197
Join Date: Aug 2000
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: An adventure is just
Vehicle:
an inconvenience,
properly considered.

Default

There's a really good used bookstore next to Boston Common.
Strider is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 10:47 AM   #5
express_wagon
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 68346
Join Date: Aug 2004
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Vehicle:
1996 LC
2014 JK

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RastaMon View Post
A bunch of ***holes live there.


/thread
Yeap, we're full. Stay down there.
express_wagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 10:48 AM   #6
CalcVictim
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 57056
Join Date: Mar 2004
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Brighton, MA
Vehicle:
2006 Miata
Copper Red

Default

Boston is known for douchebags, if you work in Concord then it only makes sense to live close by.

There are very few places that I would move to if I was to move from Boston, it's hard to describe since my opinion is biased with growing up in Boston and all.
CalcVictim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 10:49 AM   #7
newscooby
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 995
Join Date: Feb 2000
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: In an airplane, such is life..
Vehicle:
2000 MkIV GTi&23 LSV
Red cars PWN me

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by express_wagon View Post
Yeap, we're full. Stay down there.
Duly noted. I see the women aren't the only ones that unfriendly and rude

Can I stay at your house?
newscooby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 10:49 AM   #8
boxered
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 61884
Join Date: May 2004
Chapter/Region: International
Location: buying guns
Default

Everybody will know your name.
boxered is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 10:50 AM   #9
newscooby
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 995
Join Date: Feb 2000
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: In an airplane, such is life..
Vehicle:
2000 MkIV GTi&23 LSV
Red cars PWN me

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CalcVictim View Post
Boston is known for douchebags, if you work in Concord then it only makes sense to live close by.

There are very few places that I would move to if I was to move from Boston, it's hard to describe since my opinion is biased with growing up in Boston and all.
Yes, but Concord in the middle of nowhere. I'd much prefer to live in the city. What would the commute be like?
newscooby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 10:51 AM   #10
H-Dtech
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 139430
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: AKIC
Location: Hatcher Pass, AK
Vehicle:
08 FSXT 5mt
WRB 1 of 300

Default

well which concord. If it is concord, NH then don't worry about boston, you'll grow to hate it along all the rest of the New Englanders.
H-Dtech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 10:52 AM   #11
Timmy Burns
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 99348
Join Date: Oct 2005
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Atlanta
Vehicle:
If I could only
get you oceanside.

Default

I was born in Concord, MA. We had a Hanaford's and that was it.

I'm entertaining the idea of moving to Charlotte. Let's just swap lives for a month and you can see how you like it.
Timmy Burns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 10:53 AM   #12
newscooby
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 995
Join Date: Feb 2000
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: In an airplane, such is life..
Vehicle:
2000 MkIV GTi&23 LSV
Red cars PWN me

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by H-Dtech View Post
well which concord. If it is concord, NH then don't worry about boston, you'll grow to hate it along all the rest of the New Englanders.
Mass, just west of Waltham. I think
newscooby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 10:54 AM   #13
newscooby
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 995
Join Date: Feb 2000
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: In an airplane, such is life..
Vehicle:
2000 MkIV GTi&23 LSV
Red cars PWN me

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by STi(m) View Post
I was born in Concord, MA. We had a Hanaford's and that was it.

I'm entertaining the idea of moving to Charlotte. Let's just swap lives for a month and you can see how you like it.
You're welcome to come down anytime to you want to try it out for a few days. I've got some room at my place.
newscooby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 10:58 AM   #14
nepawrx
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 8702
Join Date: Jul 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Magnificent Scranton bastard
Vehicle:
02 PSM WRX - RIP
2012 TSX Sport Wagon

Default

Your rent for a small 1 bedroom apartment will be higher than my mortgage on my 3 bed, 2.5 bath home with a large yard. My friend lived there and hated it.

It's a nice city, though.
nepawrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 10:58 AM   #15
KC
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 442
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: SE Mass/RI
Vehicle:
2013 Crosstrek XV
00 Honda S2000

Default

If you live inside 495, be prepared to find a small house (1500 or less Sq Ft) for $350-400K.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/art.../18/at_a_loss/

There's a reason that many people are LEAVING Mass and New England in general.

Stay in Charlotte unless this move to Mass is a big step up and only temporary.

--kC
KC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 11:05 AM   #16
jasonallenross
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 125978
Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Shrewsbury, MA
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
Silver

Default

So you are going to work for Solidworks, huh? I have some friends who have worked there, with differing opinions of the place.

Concord is one of the most expensive towns in Massachusetts. If you expect to purchase a home, don't be surprised to see numbers starting at $500K and rapidly increasing from there into the millions for a house you can probably buy for 300K in Charlotte. The surrounding towns don't get much cheaper, and the further you go out to find cheap housing, the longer your commute grows.

I'd suggest looking at living in Waltham, it's reasonably close, Moody street is pretty nice, and prices are reasonable. Your commute would likely be 30 minutes or so to Concord, depending on where you picked to live.

To get to Boston from Concord, you are probably looking at 40 minutes to an hour, depending on where you are going.

And if you don't like cold winters, and standoffish people, stay the hell out of eastern Massachusetts. I lived there for 7 years and my neighbors never made an effort to say hello. When I moved to central MA, the neighbors came over and introduced themselves the day we moved in, and have invited us over for cook-outs, stopped to talk to us on the street and so on.

As for what to do, there is a lot. Minuteman National Park is right in Concord, it's very nice. Moody St in Waltham is really a nice area, there are tons of restaraunts and bars around, and Boston does have a big draw for shows, concerts, etc. Also you can go skiing/snowboarding within a two hour drive in the winter, and in the warmer seasons there are a lot of outdoor opportunities, as well.

If i was given your choice, and you have a good life down there in NC, I'd stay in NC, unless the promotion is HUGE and you can afford the high cost of living up here.
jasonallenross is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 11:06 AM   #17
newscooby
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 995
Join Date: Feb 2000
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: In an airplane, such is life..
Vehicle:
2000 MkIV GTi&23 LSV
Red cars PWN me

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KC View Post
If you live inside 495, be prepared to find a small house (1500 or less Sq Ft) for $350-400K.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/art.../18/at_a_loss/

There's a reason that many people are LEAVING Mass and New England in general.

Stay in Charlotte unless this move to Mass is a big step up and only temporary.

--kC
and maybe that's the subject of another thread. From what I understand, the move would be lateral in title. Although, this is a very young brand. I suppose the opportunity to make a name for myself would be much better.

Everything I've read is definitely not encouraging me
newscooby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 11:08 AM   #18
H-Dtech
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 139430
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: AKIC
Location: Hatcher Pass, AK
Vehicle:
08 FSXT 5mt
WRB 1 of 300

Default

i would deffinatly suggest staying out of boston if you don't have to be there. its crowded, traffic sucks, and people will hate you for absolutly no reason. its nice to have nearby but don't live right in boston if you can avoid it.
H-Dtech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 11:10 AM   #19
24
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 39142
Join Date: Jun 2003
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Vienna, VA
Vehicle:
Memb er#: 39142
Join Date: Jun 2003

Default

I finally moved because I got sick of the cold weather. I love the people though, fast-paced and there are so many colleges and universities there. I like that fact that people mind their own business and go about their way.

Plus, you can summer on the cape if your job allows.
24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 11:19 AM   #20
newscooby
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 995
Join Date: Feb 2000
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: In an airplane, such is life..
Vehicle:
2000 MkIV GTi&23 LSV
Red cars PWN me

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonallenross View Post
So you are going to work for Solidworks, huh? I have some friends who have worked there, with differing opinions of the place.

Concord is one of the most expensive towns in Massachusetts. If you expect to purchase a home, don't be surprised to see numbers starting at $500K and rapidly increasing from there into the millions for a house you can probably buy for 300K in Charlotte. The surrounding towns don't get much cheaper, and the further you go out to find cheap housing, the longer your commute grows.

I'd suggest looking at living in Waltham, it's reasonably close, Moody street is pretty nice, and prices are reasonable. Your commute would likely be 30 minutes or so to Concord, depending on where you picked to live.

To get to Boston from Concord, you are probably looking at 40 minutes to an hour, depending on where you are going.

And if you don't like cold winters, and standoffish people, stay the hell out of eastern Massachusetts. I lived there for 7 years and my neighbors never made an effort to say hello. When I moved to central MA, the neighbors came over and introduced themselves the day we moved in, and have invited us over for cook-outs, stopped to talk to us on the street and so on.

As for what to do, there is a lot. Minuteman National Park is right in Concord, it's very nice. Moody St in Waltham is really a nice area, there are tons of restaraunts and bars around, and Boston does have a big draw for shows, concerts, etc. Also you can go skiing/snowboarding within a two hour drive in the winter, and in the warmer seasons there are a lot of outdoor opportunities, as well.

If i was given your choice, and you have a good life down there in NC, I'd stay in NC, unless the promotion is HUGE and you can afford the high cost of living up here.
You almost got it right. I'd actually be working for 3DVIA (www.3DVIA.com). Company used to be called Seemage, DS just bought them last November.

Anyways, Waltham wouldn't be awful. I'm familiar with the area from my PTC days. Yes, I'm a CAD/CAM whore. But, it's paid me well.

JAR, thanks for the honest assessment. I do miss snow on occasion, which makes the area appealing. But the high cost, combined with the general NE attitude has me wary.

Besides, what would I do with the boat?
newscooby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 11:21 AM   #21
Matt K
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 45204
Join Date: Oct 2003
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: you are so complex
Vehicle:
16 you don't
respond to danger

Default

I'm fron acton, which is more or less next to concord. and I live in brighton, which is a part of boston.

It's expensive to live up here, but it's pretty sweet. There's a good and varied music scene, there are AWESOME sports teams, there's good food, and a lot of history. Bostonians are a bit *******y (but so are most northeast city dwellers), and new englanders in general and bostonians specifically are a sort of stand-offish crowd, not a ton of chit chat in the line at the grocery store, if that's what you're used to. Also, most things in boston close up early. Most restaurants are closed by 10 on weekdays, for example.

The commute from boston to concord wouldn't be that bad, because it'll be the reverse of what most other people are doing (living in the suburbs and working in the city). I lived in acton and commuted to waltham (just outside boston) for a year or 2, and it was pretty horrendous. Pushing 1.5 hours if you timed it wrong. If I do it at midnight, I can get from downtown/back bay in the middle of boston to acton in like 36 minutes. If I leave at 5pm, it can take me over an hour and a half.

Boston is within a couple hours of the cape, the lakes region in NH, the maine seacoast, vermont skiing, and a lot of other great outdoorsy places as well.

As you mentioned, waltham is a great compromise. It has it's own downtown and bar area, which is pretty nice, it's easy to get either into or out of the city from there as well. I may well move from brighton to waltham or watertown in teh next couple of years.
Matt K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 11:25 AM   #22
Thug
Choke Artist
Moderator
 
Member#: 603
Join Date: Dec 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Nashua, NH
Default

It's a great place but not worth how expensive it is to live here if you plan on owning a house and/or raising a family. That is unless of course you make a metric ****ton of money($125k+).
Thug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 11:39 AM   #23
sorbee711
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 14259
Join Date: Jan 2002
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Shrewsbury, MA
Vehicle:
OT, we're a-holes
b/c we are bored at work

Default

I know of many people who've moved from MA to NC recently. Basically, MA -> NC for same money (salary) is like getting 1.5 times your salary or more. Friends sold their 2 bedroom house in a decent part of Worcester (Worcester sucks in general) and bought a 4 bedroom place that is brand new for less. Everything is cheaper down there. So unless you are getting a big raise, I'd stay in NC. If our entire family wasn't in MA, the wife and I would likely move to either NC or VA.
sorbee711 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 11:49 AM   #24
Matt K
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 45204
Join Date: Oct 2003
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: you are so complex
Vehicle:
16 you don't
respond to danger

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sorbee711 View Post
I know of many people who've moved from MA to NC recently. Basically, MA -> NC for same money (salary) is like getting 1.5 times your salary or more. Friends sold their 2 bedroom house in a decent part of Worcester (Worcester sucks in general) and bought a 4 bedroom place that is brand new for less. Everything is cheaper down there. So unless you are getting a big raise, I'd stay in NC. If our entire family wasn't in MA, the wife and I would likely move to either NC or VA.
ya. prolly 50% of what keeps me here is that all my friends and family are here. It's a very expensive part of the country to live.
Matt K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 11:49 AM   #25
24
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 39142
Join Date: Jun 2003
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Vienna, VA
Vehicle:
Memb er#: 39142
Join Date: Jun 2003

Default

Yeah, but then you'd have to live with hillbillies in the south.
24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Might move to VA - School me on Herndon speedblind Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 33 04-21-2008 09:14 PM
BAIC Members: Please school me on the SF Bay area Lone Wolf 75 Bay Area Impreza Club Forum -- BAIC 11 10-18-2007 08:35 PM
OT, School me on the Toyota Landcruiser. (Old school) Predwolf Off-Topic 15 06-10-2006 06:39 PM
Possible move to Boston ease27 New England Impreza Club Forum -- NESIC 20 11-02-2005 05:04 PM
Considering a move to Nashville, your thoughts on the area please! S54 South East Region Forum 9 01-10-2005 01:57 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.