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Old 04-21-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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i have a son moving from ireland to boston, he will be living with friends on king street in adams village. i have looked on the boston crime map and seen that 2 murders have taken place on the street recently. the surrounding area has no reported major crime and i am wondering if these murders happened by chance or if the street in question is a warzone ? any reply will be greatly appreciated
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:42 PM
 
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One side of that neighborhood is pretty decent - the south side called Asmont. The other side, north and west is rough. That's Dorchester. If he's more on the east side of that street, he should be ok. Further west will be a longer walk back from the train on a late night. Check this and click on the red or blue pins for more info.

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Old 04-22-2009, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I do not consider the area King Street is in to be Adams Village. Adams Village is better applied to the streets further down Adams Street (i.e. south of Ashmont Street).

The area around King Street is mixed, most of the time you probably won't have a problem and it is nowhere near as bad as Geneva Avenue, Meeting House Hill, Grove Hall, or the other long distressed parts of Dorchester. Having said that though, the area is still rough looking in some parts and has had sporadic crime in the past. Walking out during the daytime is no problem but I would advise your son to walk in a group or with friends if going out late at night in that area.

Adams Village is very safe though and is quite populated by Irish and Irish Americans so put that into your thoughts.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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King Street is far from Adams Village, it is in what's known locally as the St. Marks neighborhood. The neighborhood is densely settled, as is all of Dorchester. The area is very diverse but not unsafe. As a man I wouldn't think twice about walking around at night. As far as crime and places that I wouldn't go at night I think of Dorchester in terms of east-west not north-south. Generally, the closer you are to the water the safer it gets. If there was a discernable border between safe and unsafe Dorchester I think it would be (starting from the north) Boston St to Pleasant St to Dorchester Ave all the way south to Lower Mills. The east side of that line is generally safe, the west side can be trouble, except in three small neighborhoods - Ashmont Hill, Melville Park and Jones Hill.
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