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Old 11-20-2013, 03:41 PM
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Hi all, does anyone can tell wether the area around Longwood is OK to live? Does anyone in here has an experience with the City View apartments on 75 ST Alphonsus street?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:06 PM
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I had a friend who lived in that tower close to 20 years ago and the area was less gentrified than it is now. I felt very safe visiting her, so my vote is yes it is safe.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:51 AM
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It is safe however there are a lot of colleges and hospitals in the area so the traffic can be very bad especially when there is a day game at Fenway Park and there are a lot of students in the area. It is also very close to a green line stop on the E line going down Huntington Ave.
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:43 PM
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It's super safe. More campus cops and hospital cops per sq mile than you can count.

Traffic congestion definite issue. But you don't need a car. In fact, having one there would be more hassle than good.

Noise is a problem. Walking down Longwood Ave to Brookline you sometimes have to shout to the person standing next to you. All from traffic and neverending construction.

Get a place set back away from the street, far away from traffic lights and any construction, and it could be a sweet place to live.
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:03 PM
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I went to school nearby and had a friend who lived in the CityView several years back. True to its name, there are spectacular views as long as you're further up. You'll be fine in the area. There's a doorman and last I remember, you need to be buzzed in or signed in if you're a guest. Just be aware there are several blocks of affordable housing across the street and the Hill is further up St. Alphonsus. No worries as long you as stay on the end closer to the green line. On the other hand, Parker St. parallel to St. Alphonsus on the other side of the affordable housing complexes... you'll need to be very alert since that area is closer to the projects and Roxbury Crossing. Good luck.
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