I will be moving to Boston for 12 months to complete an Internship.
The place will be right by MIT in Cambridge,
Currently, I live in Atlanta, GA.
I had the following questions about moving to Boston on a temporary basis:
1) Is it a wise idea to find housing far from Cambridge and drive back and forth to work? What are the costs for parking and an average of what I expect to pay for tolls?
2) If so, which areas in driving distance of Boston do you recommend for living, considering the wellness of neighborhood and an advantage of being cheaper than the city?
3) What are the best ways to look for temporary housing in Boston. I can consider anything from a private room to a studio. What will be the price ranges I may expect in different areas in and around Boston?
4) As I consider either driving my own car from Atlanta or renting one in Boston, what are the long-term (e.g. three months) rental options in Boston?
Any suggestions on each of these plus any personal experience on a temporary life in Boston is greatly appreciated.