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Old 01-13-2011, 11:50 AM
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Hello Everyone,
I'm moving from the Cambridge/Somerville area to Adams Village with my boyfriend, who already lives there. I love Adams Village and am excited to move there. But my family, who seem to be stuck in the 70's, have had very little exposure to Dorchester and are freaking out. After reading some of the threads on here I've noticed there are a lot of Dorchester experts. Can anyone give me any facts on the area that will hopefully ease their minds? Information on safety and community events, e.g. family friendly stuff, will be great!
Thank you so much!
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:18 PM
Location: Quincy, MA
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I know someone who lives in Adams Village. She's a middle-aged woman living alone and she feels safe there. It's a nice part of Dorchester (most neighborhoods east of Dot Ave. are nice) and seems to be mostly Irish. Can't help w/ community events, but I think a couple people on this board live in the neighborhood and should be able to fill you in.
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:27 PM
Location: Boston, MA
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I live very close by to Adams Village and have lived there for 14 years. It is a predominantly Irish neighborhood that is very safe and family oriented. On a given day you will see many people, strolling, jogging, or walking their dogs in the neighborhood. You should have no more problems than Cambridge/Somerville, in fact you might even feel a bit more comfortable because Adams Village is a bit more spacious and green. There is a neighborhood association called the Adams Village Neighborhood Association that holds periodic meetings and of course holds community events as well. Welcome!
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:06 AM
Location: Boston, MA
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I live over on Carruth St (close to Ashmont T Station) and the only problem you should have is parking related and even then it is not as bad as Southie.
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