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A Property Manager based in Salem, NH

 
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Section 8 & Affordable

Section 8 & Affordable

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Lowell Housing Authority is devoted to providing affordable housing opportunities to as many residents as possible and is currently working to expand the program. The housing authority encourages women and minorities to apply, as these are the people that most frequently need the housing assistance in the area. There are currently a number of Section 8 homes and apartments available, but these spots can fill up quickly, causing the city to put additional applicants onto a waitlist.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Lowell is served by the Lowell Regional Transit Authority’s bus services and paratransit services throughout the city and the surrounding region. The bus services also connect residents to the Lowell Line of the MBTA commuter rail system, allowing access to Boston via train. Many commuters utilize the rail system in order to get to work due to the easy one hour commute, whereas the commute by car can take anywhere from 40 to 90 minutes, depending on traffic.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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With only 20% of residencies renter occupied, finding an apartment in Dracut can be difficult, but if you do, the rent will most likely be cheap for the area. The average rent for a two bedroom apartment is only $1139, while the average rent for seven surrounding cities is $300 greater. With the surrounding cities also having higher crime rates, Dracut is an excellent, affordable, and safe place to rent.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Overall, Dracut is a very safe city with an overall crime rate nearly five times less than the national crime rate. Over the last ten years, the overall crime rate has steadily decreased and is continuing to decrease, most likely due to the large police force for a city of its size. When comparing Dracut to eight nearby cities, Dracut is clearly the safest, with all of the surrounding towns having at least double the crime rate.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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With 68% of residencies renter occupied, Lawrence is an extremely renter friendly city with numerous apartments always available, allowing you to find an apartment that fits all of your needs. The average rent for a two bedroom apartment is about $1300, with the average rent for seven surrounding cities being within a $100 range. The city’s proximity to Boston and New Hampshire make Lawrence an excellent location to rent.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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Lawrence is home to a large number of restaurants that feature a wide array of cuisines. According to reviews from intuit.com, the three best restaurants are Cafe Azteca, Inaka Japanese Restaurants, and Lee chen Fine Chinese Cuisine, respectively. Cafe Azteca serves Mexican and American cuisine that is known for their authentic Mexican food and fresh ingredients. Inaka is known to have the best and freshest sushi in the area, while Lee Chen is known for their excellent service and authentic Chinese food

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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With almost 40% of residencies renter occupied, Andover is a very renter friendly city, but the average rent is slightly higher than the surrounding areas. The average rent for a two bedroom apartment is about $1700, with the average rent for seven surrounding cities being about $100 less. The increased rent in Andover can be attributed to the proximity to Boston while still offering a suburban feel with many wooded areas, parks, ponds, and quaint neighborhoods.

 
Section 8 & Affordable

Section 8 & Affordable

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The Andover Housing Authority has affordable housing units for families, seniors, and disabled people throughout the city that are maintained by the city. The city also issues Section 8 Housing Vouchers to financially qualified families with a number of apartment complexes in the area that offer Section 8 housing. All information about qualifying and applying for the program can be found on the city’s website. Currently, several Section 8 apartments are available in Andover and many more are available in the surrounding areas.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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The greater Methuen area is served by the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) bus system, giving residents easy access to the surrounding cities and the MBTA Commuter Rail station in Haverhill. The commuter rail from Haverhill will allow you to access the greater Boston area in just under an hour. The MVRTA also runs three Boston commuter buses during the week that stop in Methuen and bring commuters to Government Center.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Traversed by I-93, residents of Methuen have easy access to Manchester and Boston, both of which are about 25 miles from Methuen. The commute to Manchester is usually much quicker than the commute to Boston due to less traffic. The commute to Manchester takes about 30 to 45 minutes, with little variability, whereas the commute to Boston will take 40 minutes at a minimum. The overall traffic flow through Methuen can be heavy during rush hour times due to the major highway, interstate, and loop connector that pass through the city. However, these often make accessing various areas throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire easy.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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Currently, Nashua is served by Mine Falls Dog Park, but is looking to build a new dog park to be opened sometime during the 2012 year. The new dog park is set to be a little over two acres, include free entry to residents, and be split into a small dog and large dog area. The park will also have a small wooded area with trails, allowing owners to run or walk freely with their dogs through the woods. There are currently ten complexes in Nashua with available apartments that allow cats, small dogs, and large dogs

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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Currently, Nashua is served by Mine Falls Dog Park, but is looking to build a new dog park to be opened sometime during the 2012 year. The new dog park is set to be a little over two acres, include free entry to residents, and be split into a small dog and large dog area. The park will also have a small wooded area with trails, allowing owners to run or walk freely with their dogs through the woods. There are currently ten complexes in Nashua with available apartments that allow cats, small dogs, and large dogs

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Nashua is served by numerous neighborhood elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools. Nashua High School South and Nashua High School North are both noted for their championship winning sports teams, excellent athletics, and extracurricular activities. Bishop Guertin High School is a local Catholic high school that is known for its honors and advanced placement courses and high college acceptance rate.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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With nearly 100 restaurants, Salem is home to a variety of cuisines with Italian restaurants being the most highly rated. The Colosseum, Trattoria Amalfi, and Polcari’s are the highest rated restaurants in the area and all serve Italian cuisine. The Colosseum is known for its authentic Italian food and excellent service and Trattoria Amalfi is known for its pasta dishes and ambiance. Polcari’s offers a wide array of Italian food and excellent pizza with another restaurant located just outside of Boston.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Salem is home to five parks with a number of playgrounds, fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, and swimming facilities. The town also has a senior center, athletic club, and outdoor stage. There are also a number of walking, hiking, and biking trails that run through wooded areas of the town. Salem is also home to Canobie Lake Park, a medium sized amusement park that is located on Canobie Lake. Canobie Lake and Arlington Mill Reservoir offer a great place in the summer to swim, canoe, or just relax by the water.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Only about 30 miles from both Worcester and Boston, the commute to either city is fairly easy, although traffic can be heavy at times. In light traffic the commute takes only about 45 minutes, but usually takes over an hour during rush hour traffic. Acton is directly served by several highways and there are several routes into each city, which allow commuters to avoid heavy traffic or accidents along the highway.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Rated the 16th best place to live in the US by CNNMoney, Acton is an extremely safe town based on state and national standards. The average number of violent crimes in Acton is about four times less than the national average and nearly five times less than the state average. For property crime rates, the average is about a third of both the national and state averages. Overall, the crime rate in Acton is a little over three times less than the national crime rate, making Acton an extremely safe city to live, especially when compared to other nearby suburbs of Boston.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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San Rafael is served by the San Rafael School District and , which consists of 11 elementary, three middle, and two high schools. The 11 elementary schools are zoned, with the best being Dixie Elementary, according to GreatSchools. The best middle school is Miller Creek and the best high school is Terra Linda. Terra Linda High School has many distinguished sports teams and has a strong honors and advanced placement system for accelerated students. San Rafael also has a continuation high school for students that require individual attention due to any number of special needs.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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With almost 50% of residencies renter occupied, San Rafael is a very renter friendly city, but the average rent is quite pricey when compared to national averages. However, when looking at the average rent in San Rafael compared to nearby cities, rental rates are very fair, considering the cities proximity to the water. Situated on San Rafael Bay and only about 10 miles from the Pacific, the closer your apartment is to the water, the higher your rent will be. The average rent for a two bedroom apartment is almost $2000, but the average rent for seven surrounding cities is $400 greater.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Service directly by I-85N, commuting to the surrounding areas of Thomasville is very easy. The 20 mile commute to Greensboro takes about 30 minutes in light traffic, but will take slightly longer during rush hour traffic. Many residents also work in High Point, which is an easy 15 minute commute once on the highway. Overall, traffic within Thomasville is very light and is only disrupted by the interstate that runs through the southern end of town and the highway that runs through the northern end.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Overall, the cost of living in Thomasville is lower than the state and national averages and the average rent for apartments is no different. The average rent for a two bedroom apartment of $402 is $200 below the average rent for seven nearby cities. Only 20 miles from Greensboro and Winston-Salem, Thomasville is the perfect place to rent if you are looking for a rural town within close proximity to the city.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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The City of Murfreesboro runs nine small buses over eight different routes that run throughout the major parts of the city. Most residents use the bus to access areas around town or to commute to work within the city. The bus offers reduced fares to children, seniors, and other residents that qualify. The buses stop at designated areas throughout the city, but will make courtesy stops if you flag down the bus along its route.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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With over 40% of residencies renter occupied, Murfreesboro is a very renter friendly city with average to lower than average rental rates compared to the surrounding areas. The average rent for a studio apartment of $525 and $594 for a one bedroom apartment is around average for the surrounding areas. When comparing the average price of a two bedroom apartment with seven surrounding cities, the average rent of $732 for Murfreesboro is about $200 below the average for the surrounding cities.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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With nearly 90% of residents working within the city, the average commute is only 10 to 20 minutes. However, due to the large number of people that work within the city, traveling during rush hour traffic times can be difficult and time consuming if you are trying to get somewhere within the city. The city is served by a number of major freeways, which help to alleviate traffic flow, but taking back roads during rush hour times is advised. The number of freeways and highways that pass through the city make it easy to visit surrounding areas, with Dallas only 2.5 hours away.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Wichita Falls is home to 37 parks, including multiple neighborhood parks and large community parks. Lucy Park is a large community park that has a log cabin, duck pond, swimming pool, playground, frisbee golf course, and picnic areas. Weeks Park is home to the Champions Course, an 18 hole golf course that is open to residents and nonresidents in the area. Lake Wichita Park is home to an off-leash dog park and the 18 miles of paved paths through various parks make for a perfect place to run with your dog on-leash. The city also has 15 miles of maintained and unpaved trails through the woods that are perfect for hiking, biking, or walking your dog.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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Green Bay offers 100’s of restaurants, bars, and clubs in the downtown area and throughout the city. The city boasts a number of upscale restaurants that feature a number of different cuisines, but also has its share of cheap and excellent places to eat. There are also 13 bars in the area that distinguish themselves as Green Bay Packer Sports Bars and offer the perfect location to watch any sporting event. Lastly, restaurants and bars all over the city host nightly events, making for an entertaining meal anywhere you chose to go. More information about Green Bay’s restaurants and nightlife can be found at greenbaynightlife.com.

 
Section 8 & Affordable

Section 8 & Affordable

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Green Bay offers Section 8 Housing vouchers for financial eligible renters with all of the necessary information appearing on the city’s website. The Housing Authority's Scattered Site Program also helps financially unstable renters to find homes, duplexes, and apartments. The Scattered Site Program functions similarly to Section 8, but is geared towards families with previously good rental history.

 

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