Why do you live in the Boston area?

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    Like someone else said..I came here for grad school and never wanted to go back(to upstate new york...try a winter in buffalo before you complain about new england!)..raised my family here...we didnt have much money..but boston had and i hope still has so many freebies or inexpensive things for kids...back then..april offered free entry once a week to museums..one of my daughters had free dance lessons in high school.from the best(including visits from mark morris and alvin ailey dance troupes)...i cant drive due to an illness...but getting around on the "t" was great(and now, disabled..i can get "the ride")...i had a special needs teen who was placed in a special boston public school..and the staff were fantastic...she was able to go on to college and do something with her life...we love the theatre..and its a 20 min drive to get there..(at one time a 12 min T ride)....i love the mix of ethnic groups...the sports..(buffalo still has no baseball team)...rochester where i was born..has NO major league sports..
    we have some of the best medical care in the world...my children at times have needed specialists and those specialists have been right here in the city...no plane rides to elsewhere to help the kids...i actually cannot think of anything i dont like..i feel bad that real estate is so high(when i bought this house things were way way down)...but i see more condos and apartments being built that are affordable for lower income families...i KNOW this is the best police department i have ever experienced..and probably the best fire department...i run a neighborhood watch..and every member has a different background, different lifestyle...and everyone pulls together when we need to accomplish something...you do NOT see that in rochester..i didnt see it in seattle, buffalo, anywhere i have lived...
    years ago  in my first marriage..we left an apartment in brighton for a house in brockton...we came back in under a year...
    boston has everything for everyone...the only negative is what i am reading on here today...snobby attitudes..my son lives in knoxville tn; he has 2 engineering degrees, a coast guard license...and right now a wonderful job with a large engineering place(and you pc people would love his job...carbon capture..but thats for another time)...he recently married and the family..well educated, well spoken...well read..several years ago he lived in alabama for a job...his neighbors and friends were some of the kindest, nicest people...i currently have a good friend who was raised in north carolina...you couldnt ask for a better person...and i have had friends from the south who have returned for family reasons...southern people are not ignorant, poorly spoken fools...the snobbiness of some people in boston is sickening...you have to give people a chance..one visit to a southern state does not inform you...it is a different culture..but its not an inferior culture...the west coast is also a different culture..not inferior..
    ditto florida(tho thats one culture i wouldnt choose to live in..personal choice).
    we have so much here...try living outside of boston for a year....bet you come running back...
     
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    I have lived and worked in most parts of the USA. The climate aside (Yes, It would be nice to a have a regular summer instead of just August), Boston has a high quality of life that's hard to beat. There are cultural resources known to few other cities. There's diversity if you want it, and normal places to live if you don't.

        While Boston is not a car friendly city, the MBTA goes almost everywhere, and it's cheap. (If you think the MBTA is expensive, go to DC and ride their subway!) There are all kinds of different places to eat and drink that you don't see in other cities. There's a vibrabt sports community too. Unemployment is lower than in most places. Crime is manageable, compared to Chicago, Philadelphia, or L.A..

       Let's count our blessings!
     
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    I have to agree with jkjband.  It's where my grandfather got off the boat.  When my father was alive that's all he used to complain about.  He used to ask his father, "why did you come to Boston?"  Yesterday, my son asked me why we live in Boston.  I laughed and told him the same thing.
     
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    Why do I live here?  I'm a sports freak and our teams keep me entertained. 
    *superior health care access
    *no need for a car (I've saved THOUSANDS!!!)
    *great places to take my dog (North Pt park, Esplanade, etc. etc.)
    *I'm Type-A Personality (the south would make me have Jack Kavorkian's #on speed dial)
    *Visited FL in summer - NE has the BEST summer weather, bar none!
    *near the coast, mountains, and if you're artsy fartsy - you have tons of places to choose from to see a show.
    *If you research retirement info, taxes, pensions, etc., you'll see that 'tax-achusetts' is actually good to it's retirees over many other states, not to mention in the back door of the greatest medical minds you'll prob need when you're old.

    Us New Englanders have a bold, sharp, and sophomoric attitude....keeps you on your toes...but behind our image, there are also a ton of brilliant people living here. I love intelligence and love to always learn from people smarter than me...



     
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    no earthquakes poisonous bugs or snakes!
     
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    Can't think of any place outside New England I would prefer to call home.  Boston is a beautiful city with much to offer and it's location on the coast and near the mountains is ideal for someone who loves the beach in summer and skiing in winter. I also appreciate the abundance of services, entertainment, museums, education,  medical care and innovation I see around me.

    Boston - you're my home!
     
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    I don't live in Boston - anymore.

    Moved out last year for the far better economy and better weather (yes!) of Long Island.

    Also wintering in Florida again as the youngest snowbird (age 36) with my homeschooled kids.

    Was on South Beach on Thursday - 84 freakin' degrees!

    I periodically check the Globe weather to laugh at those I left behind - those delusionally bound by *good schools*, *good healthcare*, and pitiable inertia.

     
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    Kid's education
     
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    We are here for the friendliness of New England!!!

    No fake smiles, no air-kisses, no silicone....what more can one ask for???
     
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    1- Most people in the area (not all) can do math in their head, understand big words and have read books;
    2- A body at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted upon by an outside force.

     
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    "There's diversity if you want it, and normal places to live if you don't."

    What is normal? Don't dump on the ignorant others until you get over your own provincialism.

    I love NE, not necessarily Boston. The weather, the water, the backwoods, the parks, etc. I love how it only take a few hours to be anywhere in NE, from beach to mountain.

    I hate the traffic, especially beach traffic. Wish the economy was stronger outside the Metro Area. I would love to live outside and visit Boston.
     
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    i am stuck here.
     
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    In Response to Re: Why do you live in the Boston area? : Nah, NevskyBaby, you'll never leave. I've read your postings and you're Boston through and through. After growing up in CT, then going off to grad school, I moved here in 1977, and left for another job is 2001 in O-HI-O, thinking it wouldn't be THAT much different. Well, not exactly. All I can say was that after 6 years, to paraphrase the old country song, happiness was O-HI-O in my rear view mirror. Don't believe all that %#$& about Midwesterners being open and friendly- in 6 years, I was never invited into the home of either of my next door neighbors, until the last week we were there when someone new moved in on one side. Where was he from? Yup, NE (Maine, to be exact). So why NE or Boston- I don't know exactly, but it happened with my daughter also- quit her job at LL, had offers all over the country (Boeing, Gen. Dynamics, another National Lab) and decided to stay here because well, it was Boston. Not because of  family (her hubby's from Maine and with their education and job skills, they can live anywhere) but it's a combination of so many factors. Yeah, the winters s@ck, the traffic isn't great, but where else would you want to live? Florida??? Nevskybaby, I wouldn't give you 3 months down there (and you know that, too!).
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    Redsox, Celtics, Bruins, Patriots.  Close to mountains, beaches, great hospitals.  Public transportation is good. You really can get everywhere by T, Commuter Rail or Amtrak.  Not to mention good radio stations and news commentators.

     
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    Why?  Because in four months, I will become a retired state employee with 34 years of service to the Commonwealth.  Going to take my nice fat pension and leave this sewer of a state.  So long, suckers!!!
     
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    Dawchestah or the Riviera, it's all God's country. I just love that dirty water.......
     
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    I dont' know any better.
     
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    My grandmother had some great advice a long time ago....There is no such thing as bad weather.....only bad clothing!
     
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    I live here because it's the best city in the world. I love the changes of season.
     
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    Every place has it negatives and positives.  Nowhere is perfect.  I've lived in Boston all my life and loved it and love and embrace all the seasons.  I just moved to the tip of Cape Cod and missed all the snow this winter as we have had mostly rain in every storm.  So MA is my home forever and I am in an amazingly beautiful place surrounded by the sea!
     
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    Are you kidding?
    The main reason I still live in Massachusetts is obvious:
    Because the housing market stinks and I can't sell and move somewhere else!
     
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    I've lived in a half-dozen different states (GA, CT, TX, SC, CA, MA) and three countries (USA, France, England) and I am actually quite happy to have chosen to move to Boston. I love seasons, and Boston definitely has all four - believe me, after four years in Los Angeles, it was a relief to see leaves turning!

    I love Boston for the Red Sox, the beautiful spaces, the immense sense of history, and our finicky public transportation. To me, this city is as European as you get without actually leaving the country. I love the higher level of intellectual pursuit and the overall tech-oriented attitude.

    Boston is a wonderful city and I'm proud to call it my home - even when I'm digging out my car from the latest snowfall!
     
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    I live here because my partner got a good job in health care here at one of the best institutions in the country. That is absolutely, truly, the only reason we moved here 3 years ago, and still is. This is not the only place where people believe in evolution. Cold weather doesn't bother me (I grew up on the East Coast). Cheers to all of you who think it's great to live in the rudest place in the US where: it's acceptable to save parking spaces with garbage and people think its cute, the public transportation is like that of a second world country (*and* it's impossible to drive - lack of proper signage and rude drivers - or park - weird parking laws, i.e. Brookline), and many people are either a snobby academics - or - someone who who has a chip on their shoulder because they're a blue collar worker.
    People have been leaving this region of the country sinice the Pilgrims landed - for a reason!
     
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    Actually, I wish  didn't. I'd move to San Diego in a New York minute if I had the money. I hate the summers with their heat & humidity also. I can't even afford to run my A/C in the summer. I've been here all my life-lived in Central Mass. which always gets more snow and I'm sick of it. Plus I have bursitis in my right shoulder and it hurts a lot to shovel. 'Nuff said!
     
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