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Old 07-07-2009, 08:10 PM
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Yeah, No kidding West Revere is very quiet and has nice people, What about for average money people. What do we get in Revere? All the trouble, problems and traffic of Broadway and Revere Beach areas, esp. the infamous Shirley Ave. area. Be smart and go farther north, you don't even have to go too far. Do yourself a good deed and avoid Revere completely.

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Old 07-10-2009, 07:59 AM
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Default Try Winthrop instead

if you have kids, do not move to revere

try Swampscott, Nahant, Salem,

Winthrop is an especially nice community you should check into

Even without kids you should realize that anywhere off the beach is tough and kind of run-down

thats the way it is unfortunately

some areas to avoid would be northgate --orient heights-suffolk downs areas --off beach areas of revere

Some areas around the movie theater might be all-right --toward Malden but even there it can be tough neighborhoods.

the beach apartments are generally ok but use common sense, it is a city after all an urban area
so there will be your typical mix of people

i.e. do not leave your vehicle unlocked, your door unlocked, etc.
or expensive items out in the open
you'll be inviting some univited "company"

Id highly recommend WInthrop
its a community with beaches, parks, transit, and close to revere too
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:26 PM
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I completely agree with DreamworksSKG!!!
I had the luck to live in Winthrop for a couple of years, it was the happiest time for my daughter and myself. I noticed such a positive change in my child! Winthrop is a beautiful and quaint seaside town, cleanliness and pride abound. I am currently looking in Winthrop again myself! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Winthrop!!! Please, do yourself a favor and at the least, Check it out!
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:54 AM
Location: Cape Cod
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I loved living in Revere. But I didn't have kids. Have many friends who grew up in Revere and turned out just fine.
Ahhhhhh.....Castiello's......fresh baked bread on the way home from Wonderland. Some of the best Italian food at Maggio's. That lovely neighbor who would play his spinet on Sunday mornings after I had walked to Castiello's to get the Sunday paper and a canoli.
Amazing Italian subs, "hold the hots, extra oil"........Talking to my neighbor through our kitchen windows over coffee while getting ready for work.
I was not far from Shirley Ave, but was never affected by it. Walk to the beach. Not a huge fan of Kelly's ( Liked John's Roast Beef on Western Ave in Lynn much better) but it would do in a pinch.
The North Shore has a character that you just can't fine anywhere else.
I miss the North Shore!!!!!!!
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:11 AM
Location: Fitchburg, MA
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Revere gets a bad rep for no reason, at least to me. Besides the area around the Revere Beach Blue Line station, and the housing projects, the city is quite safe. They way people are talking, it sounds like you'll get mugged on the street! Don't go to Nahant, it's very isolated and very expensive. Nothing to do really. Salem is very nice, very diverse and extraordinarily quirky. Swampscott is also rather expensive. Revere, Winthrop or Salem, any of them would be good.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:46 PM
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I live in Newton Centre, but I take the T everyday to Revere Beach and walk to the Garfield school where I work. It's not bad at all. There's some very nice condos and apartments around there, too, and lots of great local businesses. At first I was nervous, but I've never had any problems. My students walk to and from school unsupervised, and they've never had issues either. I will say that some of my students have had family members killed in the past, however, it seems to me that if you're not involving yourself in crime, crime won't involve you. I and my fiance are interested in moving to Revere next school year.
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