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Old 01-14-2018, 07:50 AM
 
Location: New England
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Where are you commuting to? You could always look at somewhere like Everett or Revere, which are similar in price to where you're looking but a good bit safer.
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Yea commute, budget , gender, single or partnered.. where your coming from. From there ppl on this board can offer more tailored advice.
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Old 01-16-2018, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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Talk to some cabbies at the Blue Hill Avenue. cab stand near the Morton Street intersection. They'll give you good feedback. I drive a cab and Uber but won't hang at that cab stand (racist?? Well, I have no problem driving the locals to these areas, just don't want to stay at night). Some Uber drivers intentionally shut off the app there in order to avoid pings.

I've never noticed anything bad in that general area even at nights, when I drive thru only a few times a month, if that means anything.

For better Dorchester areas, Adams Village. Pope's Hill, Jones Hill, Port Norfolk, Ashmont Hill, Lower Mills (Mayor lives there) and JFK area (and along nearby Pleasant Street) all seem very stable now...and expensive. Still, all border bad areas. Boston Street near Edward Everett Square near South Boston is good; not fancy but I'd live here.

Don't be fooled by nice homes and streets in Dorchester. Wasn't most of that large neighborhood liveable and desirable fifty years ago? You'll find nice homes even on less desirable streets, because they do look nice in a realtor.com photo...much nicer than some houses in South Boston, Charlestown, Somerville and Cambridge and Watertown, among many other communities. But the overall street vibe may be disturbing to some prospective residents.
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Old 01-16-2018, 01:10 PM
 
Location: New England
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Don't be fooled by nice homes and streets in Dorchester. Wasn't most of that large neighborhood liveable and desirable fifty years ago? You'll find nice homes even on less desirable streets, because they do look nice in a realtor.com photo...much nicer than some houses in South Boston, Charlestown, Somerville and Cambridge and Watertown, among many other communities. But the overall street vibe may be disturbing to some prospective residents.
I'd say that if we're talking about architecture Dorchester is nicer looking then South Boston. It isn't as well kept up though, and South Boston has the benefit of being right next to the seaport. Also South Boston is safer then most of Dorchester.
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