Match Day for Medical Residents is almost here! And once the medical residents have the exciting news that they will be matched in Boston....the first question is: Where should I live?
Match Week for Medical Residents in Boston is just days away. This means that between March 14-March 18th 2011 thousands of new medical residents will be moving to the Boston area to begin working at many of the renowned Boston Hospitals.
Often the first month or two after Match week is a very busy time for real estate in Boston, as medical residents struggle to find affordable housing near the major medical centers.
Which areas will the Boston medical residents and other staff be looking to live in? Many residents are currently asking that same question. If you are a Boston Medical Resident looking for the right neighborhood or someone who is wondering which neighborhoods will soon see more competition as the residents head to Boston to buy or rent a new home, here is a list of popular areas for the Boston Medical Community:
Beacon Hill: Beacon Hill provides a perfect "walk to work" location for residents, doctors, nurses and other support staff of Massachusetts General Hospital. Beacon Hill is an upscale, Colonial style neighborhood which is walkable to MGH and Downtown Boston. Real Estate on Beacon Hill tends to be expensive, but many hospital personnel are willing to make sacrifices to live in this traditional, charming and convenient location.
The South End: The South End is one of Boston's hippest neighborhoods. Many of the newest restaurants and art galleries can be found lining the streets of The Upper South End and The newer SOWA District. Additionally, it is a very convenient place to live for Boston Medical Center Employees. The South End will also show a good deal of renovation since the neighborhood has steadily been gaining popularity over the past 15 years. A brand new development at 691 Massachusetts Ave. in Boston's South End is just a short walk to Boston Medical Center and BU Medical school. This building full of affordable one and two bedroom condominiums will appeal to residents and students alike with its new construction and garage parking!
Longwood Medical Area: The Fenway, Brookline, and Jamaica Plain are all convenient locations for The Longwood Medical Area which includes Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital and others. Many residents of these hospitals may choose to live in one of these locations. Real estate can be more expensive in Brookline, but for those with children it provides and excellent school system near the City. Jamaica Plain is a popular choice as a place to live for those looking for value for their dollar, lots of health food options and some fun independent shopping. The Fenway is a great place to live on The Green Line T. The Fenway is walkable to the medical area. With affordable housing this is a great place to consider for renting or buying near the hospitals.