It’s been done for a few weeks now … I’ve moved house from Jamaica Plain to Lynn (almost Swampscott … I could spit and hit it!).
For those outside Boston who don’t know:
Jamaica Plain = Hip, trendy, southern Boston. PITA commute to work.
Lynn = Northern suburb, some rough parts (fortunately I’m not in it), right by the beach, totally easy and nice commute to work.
I’m loving it. We’ve got some issues in the apartment .. no electrics on the office (electrician is being scheduled) and our upstairs neighbours left their broken dishwasher running, and caused huge amounts of water damage to our office and hallway roof (landlord not pleased, they are moving out anyway, they’ve done this before, more than once), but those issues don’t take away from it being a nice apartment.
I kind of miss the stuff that was in JP … I miss Galway House and Doyles. Costellos and the pond, but the benefits are much higher. I saved $500 a year on my car insurance (screw Geico!), I drive 8 miles and I’m at the office (instead of 35 miles plus an hour for ball game traffic / storrow drive traffic / events at the hatch shell traffic). I get more sleep too, which is nice.
Move out of the city! It’s good for you! :)