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Old 06-21-2017, 08:11 PM
 
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I'm relocating to Boston for a new job and having been perusing the net for apartments; however, I know little about the areas that I'm looking in. Complete shot in the dark, but is there much of a young black professional crowd in the city? I've lived in NYC, DC and Atlanta and it's very easy to find young black professionals in those cities, but from what I hear, that likely won't be the case in Boston.

I'd prefer to live in a neighborhood with a number of diverse young (25-35) professionals (black, latino, asain, white, arab, etc all mixed in). I understand this is hard to achieve in most cities and would be more than happy with a neighborhood wherein even just a tenth of its residents are working professional minorities. My budget is around 2200 a month.

Thanks!
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Old 06-21-2017, 08:20 PM
 
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Jamaica Plain would be a good option. You should be able to find a place for 2200 a month and it has some diversity.

East Boston would be another good option. It's more Hispanic rather than black but still diverse. I'd look at the area called Jeffries Point.
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Old 06-21-2017, 08:32 PM
 
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Jamaica Plain would be a good option. You should be able to find a place for 2200 a month and it has some diversity.

East Boston would be another good option. It's more Hispanic rather than black but still diverse. I'd look at the area called Jeffries Point.
Very helpful, thank you!
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:09 PM
 
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Yes I was also going to recommend Jamaica Plain. There is a Boston Young Black Professionals group on meetup.com that might be good to join and get some input from. Good luck!
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:57 AM
 
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came across this while looking for info about a haitian gala:
Haitian Business Expo, Job Fair set for June 17-18 | Boston Haitian Reporter

not sure how active they are but seems related.
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Old 06-22-2017, 01:12 PM
 
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Id recommend Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Dorchester(Ashmont, Fielda Corner, Savin Hill) and Mission Hill, All are majority minority neighborhoods and have many black residents. The problem is most of those rneighborhoods have black working class populations and white professionals.

Hyde Park and Dorchester are more heavily African American. Hyde Park is almost all families. Roslindale leans family but is leaning towards yuppie nowadays. Jamaica Plain is. More white and Latino but is totally gentrified so I find it is pretty dull. Mission Hill is probably the most evenly diverse but jt is heavily student based. Hyde Park is almost most removed from downtown and least urbanized.

Outside of Boston I'd recommend Everett Quincy Malden and Somerville.
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Old 06-22-2017, 04:00 PM
 
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Id recommend Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Dorchester(Ashmont, Fielda Corner, Savin Hill) and Mission Hill, All are majority minority neighborhoods and have many black residents. The problem is most of those rneighborhoods have black working class populations and white professionals.

Hyde Park and Dorchester are more heavily African American. Hyde Park is almost all families. Roslindale leans family but is leaning towards yuppie nowadays. Jamaica Plain is. More white and Latino but is totally gentrified so I find it is pretty dull. Mission Hill is probably the most evenly diverse but jt is heavily student based. Hyde Park is almost most removed from downtown and least urbanized.

Outside of Boston I'd recommend Everett Quincy Malden and Somerville.
+1 but I think at least dorchester is mostly west indian ?
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Old 06-22-2017, 04:15 PM
 
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Dorchester is more West Indian than Roxbury/South End and probably less West Indian than Hyde park and Mattapan. Maybe the same as Hyde park. Roslindale is hard to say... Jamaica Plain black although somewhat more limited are more often African American akin to Roxbury ...

Also OP 10 Boston Events for Black Professionals This Week - I Don't Do Clubs

^A list of event catering to Boston Black Professionals this week, January so you have an idea...
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:11 AM
 
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The problem is most of those rneighborhoods have black working class populations and white professionals.
This is the problem I'm struggling with as I look into this more. It seems most of the potential population of black professionals who are graduating from Harvard, MIT, etc. leave for NYC, SF, etc upon graduation. I may just need to live where is most convenient and find other professionals through clubs and events.
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:12 AM
 
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Also OP 10 Boston Events for Black Professionals This Week - I Don't Do Clubs

^A list of event catering to Boston Black Professionals this week, January so you have an idea...
Very helpful resource. Thanks!
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