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Old 06-10-2012, 09:49 PM
 
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Anyone have any opinions on Pembroke? Looking to move there with small children and wondering if anyone has information regarding the town (The schools appear to do well) Didn't know if there were certain areas in the town to avoid..Thanks for any help..
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:08 AM
 
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Anyone have any opinions on Pembroke? Looking to move there with small children and wondering if anyone has information regarding the town (The schools appear to do well) Didn't know if there were certain areas in the town to avoid..Thanks for any help..
It's Pembroke. How can you find anything wrong in there?
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Pembroke
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Great town- Great people
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:25 PM
 
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Pembroke is very nice, safe, near highway, near ocean. There is no bad area of Pembroke that I'm aware of.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:02 AM
 
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I'm researching Pembroke, and I don't have any concerns about crime etc., but I was wondering if there are any areas I should avoid for other reasons. For example, I see there is a Landfill on Hobomock Street.

I'm currently looking at a property that is approx. 1/2 mile Northwest of the landfill.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Randolph, MA
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It's Pembroke. How can you find anything wrong in there?

Six arrested in two Pembroke drug raids - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger

All you have to do is look. But I'm not bashing your comment, Pembroke is a great town. I just don't feel right leading someone to believe that this is a perfect town. I'm sure you didn't mean it was perfect but we need some context. I know quite a few people who grew up on the South Shore who wouldn't raise their kids there but it's more due to familiarity(Get away from the townies?). Overall though you can do much worse in the State,region,county. Pembroke is one of our better towns but it isn't sleep with the doors unlocked and let your children(teens) hang everywhere. The drug problem has been growing and looks to get worse based off the year-by-year reports.
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:46 PM
 
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Six arrested in two Pembroke drug raids - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger

All you have to do is look. But I'm not bashing your comment, Pembroke is a great town. I just don't feel right leading someone to believe that this is a perfect town. I'm sure you didn't mean it was perfect but we need some context. I know quite a few people who grew up on the South Shore who wouldn't raise their kids there but it's more due to familiarity(Get away from the townies?). Overall though you can do much worse in the State,region,county. Pembroke is one of our better towns but it isn't sleep with the doors unlocked and let your children(teens) hang everywhere. The drug problem has been growing and looks to get worse based off the year-by-year reports.
The whole South Shore is affected by drugs, unfortunately, even the more desirable towns. I wouldn't let that deter you. (And I can't think of a single place where you would want to sleep with the doors unlocked!) Pembroke is a great community. A lot of my high school friends live there and it seems like there are a lot of families with kids and that neighbors tend to watch out for each other.

I don't know offhand any neighborhoods that are better or worse, maybe drive around, head to a playground and chitchat with some of the parents?
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:23 PM
 
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(And I can't think of a single place where you would want to sleep with the doors unlocked!)
I sleep with my doors unlocked all the time (lived in Newton, Natick, Sudbury). I only lock up if I am the last one to leave the house.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:42 PM
 
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I sleep with my doors unlocked all the time (lived in Newton, Natick, Sudbury). I only lock up if I am the last one to leave the house.
But then the zombies can get in!
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:08 AM
 
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There are some old threads on Pembroke. I know the areas around the ponds with converted cottages were often considered less desirable. Pembroke is a great town. It flies under the radar partly because it is fairly expansive and some areas are not convenient for a Boston commute, others are neighborhoods tucked off of 53 and 139 which are more convenient to commute but can be problematic as those secondary roads can get very congested. It seems many people who inquire about south shore towns skip right over Pembroke and consider Hanover or Marshfield. I think it gets lumped with towns like Whitman and Hanson which some consider to be "the boonies" but are good options as well. Pembroke split from Silver Lake Regional School District about 10 years ago. I have heard little about the schools. I do know, back in the real estate boom, areas of Pembroke, that were convenient to route 3 saw neighborhoods of very large homes popping up. People who were priced out of the more desirable town of Hanover, would settle for a bigger house in Pembroke. I think Pembroke is a great option but it would take some looking around to see which area is best suited to you.
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