untar614 wrote:Anyone here know if it's reasonable to have a car at HLS? Right now I'm planning to hand my car off to my brother, but I wanna know if I manage to get in off the WL if I would want to keep the car, or if Boston is like NYC with insane parking costs and nowhere to park if you go somewhere.
If you live close enough to the Law School, you should not need a car at all. Boston is much more car friendly than NYC, but it is still going to be a pain to park your car overnight in Cambridge/Somerville. My guess would be that you'll be more than fine without a car at HLS.
I have to disagree. Boston (and to a lesser extent Cambridge) is not a car-friendly city at all. As someone who has lived in the city for 5 years, and as a tour guide for the local hostel, I will give you the same advice I give visitors: I highly recommend using Zipcar if you want excursions out of the city. Otherwise, rely on the T (subway/tram), buses, and walking. Parking is a bitch. You will get ticketed. Streets make no sense. GPS does not work, especially in the North End. Cabs are more expensive in Boston than NYC as well.
Also, consider getting a bike. A lot of people use them here, and there are even bike-renting stations scattered throughout the city.
There are a lot of streets that start off with one name, and end with another. I kid you not. Boylston/Essex street; Kneeland/Stuart street to name a few.