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Old 09-29-2007, 09:00 PM
 
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Hi everybody,
I am starting work in Waltham.
I saw a couple of places close to the commuter rail station in waltham.
and they looked preety shady.

Are there any nice areas to live in waltham?

SHould I consider some other town???????

Please advice.

Urgent help sought!!!!
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Metrowest, MA
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Nice area is closer to Lexington... North side... Forest St.,
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:45 PM
 
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Thanks for the prompt response :-)

DId you mean Lexington town? or is it Lexington street????

I saw a few places on River Street which looked shady. Am I imagining things or is it shady for real???

Please elaborate.

Thanks so much!
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:53 PM
 
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I wouldn't recommend renting near the downtown. It's pretty evident, by driving around the downtown area, which areas you want to avoid. There are lots of nicer areas away from the center of town. There are new apartment complexes on the way into Lexington, on Lexington Street and Trapelo Rd. There are many nice places to live in Waltham.

look here for crime stats for Waltham http://www.city-data.com/city/Waltha...achusetts.html
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:55 PM
 
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Thanks for the prompt response :-)

DId you mean Lexington town? or is it Lexington street????

I saw a few places on River Street which looked shady. Am I imagining things or is it shady for real???

Please elaborate.

Thanks so much!
From what I know of Waltham, I'm pretty sure Smarty meant the area closest to the town of Lexington, up on the north side of Waltham. I think River Road is okay. Waltham is kind of an older town, so a lot of areas might not appear to be the greatest simply because the houses have some age on them. This area is probably okay, but some of it depends on you. How comfortable are you walking around in urban areas? Even if an area is safe, it's still no good if you don't feel safe. Would you be working in this area? Walking along the street or just driving through? Daytime or late at night? And, again, how safe you feel depends on generally how comfortable you are in older urban areas. I personally wouldn't worry about my safety in that area. One other suggestion is to check with the local police department. They may be able to provide some info on what crimes have occurred in different parts of town.

Okay, I saw the new post. If you're talking about living in Waltham, I'd recommend the north side as the nicest part of town. You might also check out the southwestern part of town, down South Street, south of Brandeis University. The nicer area down there is smaller than the north side, but worth considering as a possibility.
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Old 09-30-2007, 04:18 AM
 
Location: Metrowest, MA
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I mean closer to town of Lexington new Totten Pond Rd.

The area near Bentley College (Forest St) is very very nice.

Many side street off ofTrapelo Rd is nice.

Cedarwood (just off Rt95 on Rt20) on the back side of Brandeis is good.

Waverley, an area closer to Belmont is fine too.
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:14 PM
 
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im a native kid from waltham stay out of south east side unless you want to be robed place like from charles street down toward adams street are notorious for crack sales lowell street projects are pretty bad for gangs and php (prospect hill projects) are the bigest projects in waltham located on the northwest by main street basically if you dont go looking for trouble and stay out of those hoods your good
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:33 PM
 
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Streets of Lake St (Amherst, Mokema, etc) are nice.
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Camberville
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Personally, as a 20 year old female student at Brandeis who walks alone day and night into town on South, Prospect, Charles, Main, Felton, and Moody Streets several times a week, I've never had any problems in the 2 years I've lived here. Nor have I ever felt at all in danger- and I grew up in an upper middle class sheltered suburb. Now, I probably wouldn't want to live there if I could afford the nicer areas of Waltham already listed, but I wouldn't really consider it dangerous. Waltham is a city, and like any city, you have to be aware of your surroundings.
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:17 AM
 
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I agree, don't judge this book by its cover. Wa;ltham looks a lot worse than it is since it is an old town. I've lived here for 10 years and have never seen or eheard of any safety issues. I've always lived either in Cedarwood or around the Moody St area.

In my experience, there is nothing to fear there.
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