I went to Boston a few times when I was younger with my parents. I really enjoyed it a good bit, and I knew that I wanted to explore it again as an adult. When I had the opportunity to go there and interview for a new job, I decided to make a week of it. That is when I fell in love with the area. I got the job, and I ended up looking for an apartment for rent in Revere MA because the prices were a little lower, since it was a few miles outside of town.
I would rather pay a few hundred dollars less a month and drive maybe 5 more minutes into the city than save the five minutes but spend hundreds more on rent.