How do you enjoy living in Boston?

My partner would like to relocate for a job at Harvard in Cambridge, but I would prefer to live in the city of Boston. I am used to living in a very laid-back city (Houston) which I very much enjoy. Where are the youthful and trendy areas to live? Is it affordable? How would you rate Boston in terms of diversity? Also, I am quite afraid of taking my brand new Mini Cooper to suffer through the winters up there. We lived in SoCal, where everyone has nice cars because of the nice weather. What is the deal with rusty cars up there?

Asked By: HurtstoPurr - 8/8/2009
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Your Mini Cooper will not survive the New England winter except in storage in a garage. The clearance underneath the car - MGM are useless in a NE winter as well - will frustrate you and the tow trucks. The rusting comes from the salt on the road although these days they are careful when it is used... More
Answered By: Cliff C - 8/8/2009
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Cambridge is actually a great place to live. Boston is divided up into neighborhoods, so neighborhoods like the Back Bay, which are right down town, are very expensive... More
Answered By: Nada - 8/8/2009
Cambridge is much more urban, close to the heart of Boston, and integrated in to the Boston transportation system than you may think. It's really a great place to live... More
Answered By: Kman - 8/9/2009
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