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Old 02-08-2017, 11:29 AM
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I found a few threads saying Ashmont isn't a good place to live, but those were at least 7 years old. How is it these days? I'm thinking about buying a condo on Dorchester Ave and Gallivan Blvd. Also, how's Mission Hill? Trulia Crime says both of these places are fine, but I take it with a grain of salt.
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Old 02-08-2017, 02:48 PM
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Moving to Adams Village area - Any Info?
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Old 02-08-2017, 06:56 PM
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The one time I was in the area there was a homeless guy bugging me as I went into a store to buy a slice of pizza. Not a good impression but I guess that could happen in the back bay. As a basic rule I believe that the further east in DOT you go the nicer it is (though the Lower Mills area near the Milton border is nice).
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Old 02-10-2017, 08:21 AM
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Ashmont is better these dyas, never really was bad though. Just aesthetically their building a lot of Condos. Since 2005 they redid what was a ghetto half-station. Knocked down Ashmont Tire for high rise condos and added some condos to a formerly vacant lot. Ashmont Grille is there. So the sort of decline it was on prior to 2005 has really stopped. THe area is still sort of a magnet for petty crime by the station and there is a little gang activity south west of Ashmont Hill. Demographically a middle and lower middle income area. Mostly African-American/West Indian working families and some white Dorchester residents who grew u further east and made something out of themselves and want to be close to the train. I guess the homes are more spacious than Savin. A large youth population thats for sure. I have seen and heard of police activity at the station fairly often, I guess thats because its such a major transportation hub for Southeast Boston and for so many kids. A couple nice coffee shops and restaurants but just a couple..That will change when the new housing comes online.
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Old 02-10-2017, 08:50 PM
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American provisions, a high end grocery store that has a location in southie is setting up shop next to ashmont station. Parts of Dorchester are really changing.
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