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Old 01-26-2012, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Which neighborhood is safer, especially for senior citizens, Back Bay or South End?
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Lynn, MA
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The farthest from Roxbury, Back Bay. Also wealthier.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:52 PM
 
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How would people characterize the South End just outside of the Back Bay (area between Columbus and Tremont)?
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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How would people characterize the South End just outside of the Back Bay (area between Columbus and Tremont)?
It's really no big deal. The only place that tends to attract baddies is the Southwest Corridor. We occasionally have some thugs do so mugging there. Old folks probably ought to avoid after dark - but definitely enjoy during the day. I myself have walked it well after midnight many a time with no issues.

The South End has a diversity of ages, incomes, races. Given that there is a low income segment, there is invariably a degree of class warfare, some jealousy, and thus some conflict. Also since there are teenagers, youth, there is some mischief. But overall as an urban area, pretty good. A little grit. But hell, a little taste of life in the real world can be a bit more invigorating than too many posh pillows in the Back Bay.

Literally actually between Columbus and Tremont is a neighborhood of gorgeous brownstones dated between 1840 and 1870. Mostly families, middle class, and well to do. Parks, history, - it's essentially awesome. Not as polished as the Back Bay but still certainly one of the best urban environments in the USA.

Biggest issues are trash, noise, and other typical congestion related issues. Some homeless, some rodents, some lewdness. Hispanic families will party loud and late on summer weekend nights.

It's a f-in great place. To be experienced. Maybe not the pizza ...
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Where is the Southwest Corridor?
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Where is the Southwest Corridor?
One block west of Columbus. The Orange Line is directly underneath.
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:30 PM
 
Location: North Jackson
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One block west of Columbus. The Orange Line is directly underneath.
The Southwest Corridor is a linear park that runs from the Orange Line Mass Ave station to the Back Bay station. The "official" name is Southwest Corridor Park, and the park marks the unofficial boundary between the South End and Back Bay.
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:22 PM
 
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There are housing projects in the South End.
The South End has good blocks and not-so-good blocks. Plenty of gentrification, but significant grit, and not good grit.
If I were a senior citizen (hey, just noticed I'm close) I'd get to the Back Bay pronto. Best wishes.
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:59 AM
 
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How is concord square in the south end?
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