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Old 07-20-2017, 06:57 AM
 
Location: MetroWest Boston
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Places that sometimes have a bad rep aren't entirely bad. For people more familiar with these neighborhoods, which parts of Roxbury and Dorchester are most desirable?
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:59 AM
 
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Default Which parts of Dorchester and Roxbury are most desirable?

Areas with a bad rep aren't always all bad. Hoping people from these neighborhoods can add some insight on which areas are most desirable, and why.
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:04 AM
 
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Not sure on Roxbury but I guess the section closest to the south end.

For dorchester- lower mills/cedar grove area, savin hill, ashmont, Jones hill, neponset, Adams village...really the only areas of avoid would be most of fields corner and anything near Geneva ave and bowdoin st.
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:47 AM
 
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Where? The hills - Ashmont Hill and Savin Hill in Dorchester, Fort Hill in Roxbury. Why? Reasonably safe and cheaper than the trendier altermatives.
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:21 AM
 
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Not sure on Roxbury but I guess the section closest to the south end
That's saying a lot given how undesirable the section of the South End closest to Roxbury is.
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Mostly Dorchester east of Dot Ave, with the exception of The Melville Ave area near dhawmut. Lower Mills and Neponset/Cedar Grove are particular suburban and desirable. Roxbury would be Fort Hill and Mission Hill, many parts of Roxbury look nice(r than Dorchester) but they are really really plagued by gangs. So there's places aesthetically I want to say like Elm Hill in Roxbury or Lower/Roxbury South End..but can't quite say they're 'desirable'. There are safer more suburban areas in Southern Mattapan too.
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:52 AM
 
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I didn't realize it was. Personally Roxbury isnt desirable in my book...but clearly it is to others bases on the skyrocketing prices
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:01 AM
 
Location: New England
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Savin Hill today is basically what Southie was 5 years ago. The part over the bridge (on the side east of I93) has always been nice.

Dorchester is a huge neighbohood. I wouldn't even consider it to be a single neighborhood, more like a group of smaller neighborhoods (some good some bad).
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:05 AM
 
Location: North Andover
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I grew up in Roxbury and my mom still lives on the same street. I grew up in the area that borders the South End. She's off Columbus and Tremont near Northeastern. The area is now more for students. It has changed a lot.
Dorchester I would say Neponset/JFK area

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Old 07-20-2017, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Lower Mills.
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