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Old 08-05-2017, 07:13 AM
 
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I am looking at a vacation rental in Allston Street in Dorchester. Is this area safe? Is Shawmut station safe?
Is there a better choice for three retired women to rent and explore Boston?
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Old 08-05-2017, 09:25 AM
 
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I don't know about safety but if you're coming on vacation I would not stay there. It's not close to anywhere you'll want to go. What kinds of things are you hoping to do?
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Old 08-05-2017, 10:46 AM
 
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Quick and easy transit into Boston and Cambridge is the major advantage. Neighborhood is pretty good- Maybe lacking in services like a nice place to get breakfast or a Starbucks or convenient place to get groceries or a cafe. If air b&b the owner can advise. There are some nice ones in Jamaica Plain along the Orange line subway which is a much nicer area with many attractions. Also many along the redline through Cambridge and Somerville.
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Old 08-05-2017, 11:26 AM
 
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It's too close to some not-so-nice parts, meaning there's a chance of running into a wallet/iPhone inspector if you're coming home after dark.

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Old 08-05-2017, 11:30 AM
 
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I am looking at a vacation rental in Allston Street in Dorchester. Is this area safe? Is Shawmut station safe?
Is there a better choice for three retired women to rent and explore Boston?
There are much better choices. How much are you willing to spend?
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