In the Back Bay, this would be a steal

But this is Brighton, so one can only stare in amazement at this listing for a $75,000 deeded parking space. Brighton.

H/t Rick.

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The agent's flogging a

The agent's flogging a parking space but he feels like he has to put MBA after his name? Unless someone's cutting me open, I couldn't care less what his academic designation is.

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That's actually the shocking

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That's actually the shocking part. I've generally found that the ones who flaunt MBA on Linkedin and other such type sites generally got their MBA from diploma mills.

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Space

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I'll be there for Open House.

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You laugh...

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But that section of Commonwealth Avenue (technically, Commonwealth Avenue Carriage Lane) is pretty devoid of available parking. It's also going to have a limited audience though too.

You can't park on the carriage lane. There's nowhere to park around Fidelis Way (nor would you want to, partly because it's on the other side of Summit Hill from you and partly because it's always full, and partly because it's the projects and has a higher property crime rate). You can't park on the other side of Comm Ave because the carriage lane they are on climbs the old Summit hill line but Comm Ave itself is actually down a ridge from there and because Brookline is so close down Kelton, you end up with people parking in Brighton because Brookline has no overnight parking. Warren would be just about the only place to park and even that is always full from all the buildings on Camelot and Gordon.

So, 1501 is in a bit of a hole for parking. I could see you getting more than market rate for a spot there...but your buyer is probably going to be a neighbor more than some interested third party.

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Hmm...let me think

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Someone who works in Natick?

That's for starters...

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Who works in Natick

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And continues to live in Brighton?

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I have no idea what

I have no idea what information this word salad is intended to convey:

56 min
7:09 AM—8:05 AM
Walk Light railB Walk TrainFramingham/Worcester Line
7:13 AM from Warren Street Station
10 min

I commuted Allston -> Framingham for a little over a year and it would have been sheer insanity to attempt it via T. Unless your home and office are within walking distance of the T, I can't imagine that it would be much easier between Brighton and Natick.

The vast majority of the T is designed to "move" (loosely speaking) people between central Boston/Cambridge and outer points. If that's not your commute, the T is of limited utility, and almost guaranteed to add considerable time and frustration to your commute.

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its a schedule of how to get to Natick from 1501 Comm Ave

For the Hypothetical Dingbat that lives in Brighton and commutes to Natick for work.

Here is yours. From Allston to arrive in Framingham by 8:30am in 42 minutes. Driving it is about 30 minutes

7:33 AM
Allston
Boston, MA 02134
Walk
About 12 min , 0.6 mi
7:45 AM
Boston Landing
TrainFramingham/Worcester Line589Ashland
30 min (6 stops) ·
Construction
8:15 AM
Framingham
8:15 AM
Framingham
Massachusetts
Tickets and information
MBTA - 1 (617) 222-3200
Driving is a choice.

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Where in Framingham??

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Reverse commuting on the Commuter Rail would be a nightmare!

The whole reason it works is that people *drive* to a station that's somewhat close to them, so that they can be brought into the network of options downtown close to their office and walk the remaining tenth of a mile.

Put it in reverse now....and you're suggesting that someone walk over half a mile to the train and then end up at a station out in the middle of Natick or Framingham and then what? Do they work at the train station?

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Folding Bike

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Use your folding bike, of course.

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It seems that there are plenty of reverse commuting trains

I was just pointing out that is more possible than people think. It would be cheaper to rent or buy garage parking in Framingham, if you didn't work near the trains station (or park on the street in less dense Framingham). Or better yet, live 5 minutes from your office in Framingham.

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Yeah, um, er, thanks for the

Yeah, um, er, thanks for the helpful advice, but your little chart there left out the extra hour it would take to walk from the train station to my office (or 46 minutes on the bus). Nice try, though.

Driving is a choice.

Don't forget to return that high horse to the stable when you're done with it.

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Yeah

This isn't actually my first visit to UHub.

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Someone who likes short commutes and living in the city?

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Let's see...you can go out at night after driving home first. Your commute is in the opposite direction from all the suburbanites. Your company's office space costs less so they can afford to pay you more. You don't have to deal with maintaining a yard.

I mean, some people would say who wouldn't want to live in Brighton and work in Natick.

When I was doing simiarly to Needham, it was about a 20 minute drive from home to work or back again. (The MBTA alternative is a one-hour mixed-mode bus/GreenLine option)

My new office is downtown and while that has other advantages, taking the "express" bus or the Green Line to work usually costs me 40 minutes...double the commute for half the distance.

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Boston - Acushnet - Boston

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Did that commute for several years - not remotely feasible by transit. 57 minutes there - about an hour and 5 minutes back in the evening.

Granted - from what I see of traffic these days you can add 20-30 minutes on both ends.

Didn't matter so much to me because I traveled about 50% of the time - so actually living in the city made more sense than living near the office. Land at Logan - 15 minutes home once I got my luggage at the end of a trans-Pacific trip. Plus my wife worked and liked living in the city.

Lots of reasons to live and work in the city and have a car, even if you don't use it that often.

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Agreed

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I commute from Allston to Bedford. If I get going early enough, I can be at work in 20-25 minutes, depending on how many red lights I catch. The MBTA alternative is taking a bus to Harvard, the Red Line to Alewife, and another bus up to Bedford. That's over an hour at a minimum, and easily close to two hours or more if the Red Line is acting up, or if there are traffic problems on 2 and/or 95. I also have the option of biking up the Minuteman path, which I've done a few times as well. Driving home usually takes a little longer for some reason, but it rarely ever goes over 30 minutes.

Opposite commuting is awesome. All the fun social aspects of city life without the transportation hassles (for the most part).

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Raises hand

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I lived in Brighton while commuting to jobs in Natick and Framingham for a fair while. It's a reverse commute, so the traffic's normally not so bad (the killer was finding an on-street space after late-night meetings).

But by public transit? no, unless your job is near one of the commuter-rail stops, but all the office buildings are along Rtes. 9 and 30, nowhere near the train stations (now, they have buses out there, and I did use public transit a couple times when my car was in the shop - once to get from Roslindale to Southborough - but, not a real efficient use of time).

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A lot of people

And continues to live in Brighton?

Actually, a lot of people.

I know a lot of people working in Hopkinton that live in Boston/Brookline/etc. The reverse commute isn't too bad.

Also, working couples where one works in the city and one works in the burbs.

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I always thought it was funny

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I always thought it was funny that there is usually another post very close to this one on the home page about a delay on some T line.

Don't drive, take the T!

Red Line Winter of Hell Version 3.0

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I wouldn't be surprised if

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I wouldn't be surprised if the condo docs only allow you to sell to other condo owners in the building, so it will be a really limited audience. That's the standard for garages in condo buildings in my experience. And with 1/3 of the units in the building being affordable, your audience is even more limited.

That said, the prices for market rate units in the building suggest that if there is a buyer, they may be willing to pay this price.

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If you could only sell to others in your condo..

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There would be no brokers ad. Actually there wouldn't even be a broker. If you can only sell to a select few you don't give someone a commission to try to sell it, you just knock on your neighbors doors. Some condos have that rule, some don't.

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The reason there is a broker

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The reason there is a broker is that there is a concurrent condo listing.

Now taking offers subject to buyer option on space with concurrent condo listing.

And for those who want to spend the 5 minutes looking it up, Section 7.1E of the Master deed (55219/244 of Suffolk Deeds) does indeed restrict selling the parking easements to other unit owners (or they can be sold to the condo trust or the original developer), so yeah... it is pretty definitive that this has a limited audience.

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