Boston apartment

Mon 17 Aug 2009 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | 5 Comments | Posted by: Gavin

Ursula at homeKelly and I are looking for an apartment in Boston and we’re throwing it out here in case anyone knows anyone who knows anyone who can help. We have a couple of very specific criteria:

  • must have air conditioning
  • must be on the ground floor or have an elevator
  • wood floors
  • 2 bedrooms (can be tiny as long as living room is big)

We are looking to move in on September 1st and expect to be here for a year or two.

Our dream neighborhoods are Coolidge Corner, Fenway, and Jamaica Plain, but mostly it is important to be near or nearish to Children’s Hospital. (Small Beer Press will stay in Easthampton, though.)

We’re looking on Craigslist and are wandering around but, hey, aren’t questions like this what the internet is best at? Thanks for any help you can give!


5 Responses to “Boston apartment”

  1. Jennifer Pelland on August 19th, 2009 8:40 am

    My husband is renting out a first-floor apartment in Dorchester. It’s not deleaded, though. Let me know if you want to know more.

  2. Gavin on August 19th, 2009 11:39 am

    Thanks Jennifer. I think the lead and the distance put it out of contention. We may have found a place in Brighton but of course we have to look for more.

  3. Kerrie (Colantonio) McNay on September 1st, 2009 5:16 pm

    Would the local Ronald McDonald House work? I used to volunteer there when I was in college (Wheelock). It’s near the Longwood T station & Wheelock in the Longwood Medical District:

    Ronald McDonald House in Brookline
    229 Kent Street
    Brookline, MA 2446 USA
    Phone: 617 734-3333
    Fax: 617 734-5239

  4. Gavin on September 1st, 2009 7:45 pm

    Kerrie, we were lucky enough to stay in the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield for a while. The one in Boston is for families with kids with cancer.

    But the good news is that we have found a place in Brighton which fits all our needs and friends have already helped us move in!

  5. Kerrie (Colantonio) McNay on September 2nd, 2009 12:07 pm

    Gavin, glad to hear you could stay at the Springfield house. I thought the Brookline one was for cancer only, but thought it may have changed since I worked there, as I couldn’t find the criteria on the main site. So glad you found a place to stay! The Child Life Staff are great at Childrens- Wheelock’s CL students often intern there as well, all wonderful and caring folk!

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