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Old 02-07-2010, 06:15 PM
 
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how is the corner of talbot street and washington street?
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Talbot Avenue at Washington Street is Codman Square and is a predominantly low income Black neighborhood. I used to cut through there regularly to and from work during the daytime by bus or walking and never seemed to have a problem but I definitely wouldn't want to live there. Go further east of Codman Square to the area surrounding Shawmut Station to find the better streets.
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Old 02-09-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Codman Square is fine most of the time. If you are white be prepared to stand out, but generally speaking the people there are minding their own business just like people anywhere else. I go there from time to time for work related purposes, and to be honest, it is probably the business attire that stands out more than the color of my skin. It's just a different vibe than some other areas, but I wouldn't say it's particularly dangerous.
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Codman Sqaure, Dorchester, MA
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naww wellesley park look nice but dey got mad break ins over there, it bein a nice lookin area and wat not. if u move to the melville park area be careful walkin from the shawmut station at nite. i seen like 15 robberies over there.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:22 AM
 
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What about Bailey Street?
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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What about Bailey Street?
Don't do it. I live on Carruth St and during the summer we hear fireworks at all hours coming from that area.
And yes, they are only fireworks.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Don't do it. I live on Carruth St and during the summer we hear fireworks at all hours coming from that area.
And yes, they are only fireworks.
Agreed, Bailey (and parallel Fuller St) still look nice and clean but have a lot of "street life" that can be questionable and sometimes worse. Efforts are underway to gentrify the area surrounding Ashmont Station on the Dot Ave side, but it's going fitfully. The best rule of thumb to go by is, "Stay east of the Red Line." Dorchester has quite a few nice pockets all through its midsection (Dot Ave west to Columbia Rd/Bowdoin St/Washington) but I'd have to write more than my usual "book" to list them.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Agreed, Bailey (and parallel Fuller St) still look nice and clean but have a lot of "street life" that can be questionable and sometimes worse. Efforts are underway to gentrify the area surrounding Ashmont Station on the Dot Ave side, but it's going fitfully. The best rule of thumb to go by is, "Stay east of the Red Line." Dorchester has quite a few nice pockets all through its midsection (Dot Ave west to Columbia Rd/Bowdoin St/Washington) but I'd have to write more than my usual "book" to list them.
Don't want to set you too far off topic here goyguy, but why do you think the streets directly across from the Ashmont/Peabody Sq. Station are not becoming more gentrified and why aren't the units in the Ashmont sold out?
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Behind You!
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How safe is the area of Dorchester around Monadnock street?
VERY bad area

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What about Columbia Road right next to Dorchester Ave. Is that a bad area?
Also Terrible.

There is only a VERY small "nice" section of Dorchester. Remeber that!
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:32 AM
 
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go to www.spotcrime.com and put in the address, it will show all crime in that area. The areas you mentioned are awful.
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