codyoneill wrote:LawBron James wrote:codyoneill wrote:Fred Norris wrote:Stayed in Watertown for ASW. Really liked the area. Especially liked being able to drive my car around places - love strip malls etc. I am a major "suburbs" person.
How much cheaper is a 1 BR in Watertown vs. cambridge?
Much much cheaper.
But you will be one of very few HLS students there. I personally don't know an HLS student who lives in Watertown. Almost everyone lives in Cambridge/Somerville, with a handful of people across the river in Brighton/Allston.
Is the commute from the Brighton area rough as a 1L? Seems like things are a little more affordable over there.
It all depends on your definition of rough.
As someone with work experience before 1L, I thought that a 10-15 minute walk to school from Cambridge was ideal.
I arrived and many of my classmates—subsequently my friends—found the walk from campus to my place (in the winter, in the cold) unbearable and unenviable.
As a 1L, the vast majority of my classmates live within one block from the law school. If I lived in Brighton, I wouldn't be able to socialize nearly as much, because most plans are impromptu and the bus takes time.
That being said, the commute from Brighton is better than many non-law-school commutes. The 86 bus is pretty reliable.
It all depends on your expectations. But you will be in the minority of students living far from campus, for whatever that is worth.
this. you can do it. but you will have no friends.