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Back Bay vs. Brighton: How Far Can Your Money Go In Boston?

Want some perspective on the cost of living in Boston? Let’s see what your money can get you in one of Boston’s most expensive neighborhoods, Back Bay, vs. one of the cheapest, Brighton. We’ll be comparing one bedroom apartments, starting from under $2,000 to under $4,000. The neighborhoods are only a few miles apart from each other, so does your money get you similar options? Let’s find out.

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Best City Walks in Boston

The Best City Walks in Boston

Looking for free things to do in Boston? Well, there is more to walk in Boston than just the Freedom Trail! You can learn more about your own neighborhood or discover new neighborhoods all while exploring Boston’s rich history. If you’re looking to show visiting friends and family around the city or are a visiting tourist yourself, these following walks showcase unique views of Boston and give you some light to moderate exercise. The best part? Walking is free and these are all accessible by the MBTA. 

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September with Spot Easy: 15 Things to Do in Boston

With the changing of the seasons, Spot Easy wants to assure that you will never run out of activities to fill your time. We've curated lists of free things to do in Boston, free workout classes in Boston, trips around New England and things to do in the summer. We hope you can utilize these lists for years to come, and create lifelong memories in the city we love. Without further ado, here is our list of activities coming up this September in Boston, MA.

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Fitness in Boston: Free and First-Timer Discounts

Summer 2021 is flying by, and with the pandemic keeping us on our toes, it can be difficult to get out of a mental rut. When it feels like time is running out, reset your clocks with something for you! Boston is filled with free activities across the neighborhoods, which we've discussed here with 10 free things to do in Boston and here with things to do in Boston in the summer, but what if you've tried everything? Today, Spot Easy is highlighting fitness classes and centers that offer free classes, free first-time visitor classes, and discounted first-time visitors classes.

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Spot Easy: Frequently Asked Questions

Spot Easy has come a long way since February. In the past five months, we've nearly quadrupled in user traffic. We have been working hard to create a reliable environment to browse verified apartments, and enjoy the city of Boston along the way. Our goal is for you to find an apartment, and since we are local to Boston, we love engaging with the community. We asked on our Instagram story what you want to know about our platform, and today we're answering all of your questions.

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Rental Agencies Using Spot Easy: Boston Spotlight

When apartment hunting, especially in the busy city of Boston, it's important to have a wide selection of choices. Whether it be the agent you work with, or the way you browse our site, we strive to provide exceptional listings, with valued agents ready to provide you with an apartment.

Spot Easy wants to do more than change the rental industry: we aim to empower all Spot Easy users including renters, agents, landlords and Boston brokerages. That's why today, we're highlighting 10 brokerages who use and love Spot Easy

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Moving to Boston on a Budget: Debunked

While Boston may be one of the most expensive cities to reside in the United States (third highest city to rent in, to be specific) it isn't all penthouses and rooftop lounges. Boston real estate is like no other, and every apartment you find will be unique, priced differently, and have its own character. If you are planning to move to the city of Boston, here's all of our tips and tricks for making the process easy, inexpensive and enjoyable.

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