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Old 10-26-2011, 01:44 PM
 
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Hello,

I'm looking to rent in the beacon hill area (West Cedar and Revere street intersections).

Is that a safe neighborhood for a young woman to live alone?

Thanks!
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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Yes, quite safe.

But like anywhere in the city, if you are alone (particularly at night) and not street smart, anything can happen even in the best of neighborhoods. The esplanade and beacon hill still have issues even though it's considered to be one of the safest neighborhoods in teh city.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:50 PM
 
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I've been able to research the area a bit more, and I like what I see.

Thanks for the response!
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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Just be aware that nearby Charles St., the main street with the shops & restaurants, is very dark at night. Those charming gaslit streets make it romantic in the snow, and delightful in the early evening when the glow from the shops' windows makes the street feel old-world. But, later, the gas lanterns aren't enough, considering the few supplemental acorn-style lamps are often burned out.

But that intersection you mentioned should be fine, overall

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Old 10-27-2011, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Newton, Mass.
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Just be aware that nearby Charles St., the main street with the shops & restaurants, is very dark at night. Those charming gaslit streets make it romantic in the snow, and delightful in the early evening when the glow from the shops' windows makes the street feel old-world. But, later, the gas lanterns aren't enough, considering the few supplemental acorn-style lamps are often burned out.

But that intersection you mentioned should be fine, overall
Agree but I think the whole city is dark at night compared to some other cities (particularly NYC, where I spent a lot of years). I lived a while in the South End and used to trip on sidewalk bricks upended by tree roots. After dark I couldn't see them.
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Old 10-29-2011, 01:22 PM
 
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@holden125- good point.

I decided to go with Beacon Hill. Thanks again!
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:53 PM
 
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Just to add my say- I moved to Beacon Hill (intersection of Myrtle & Anderson) in September, and I'm a female college student. This is arguably the safest area in Boston- due to the high income population and politicians that frequent the area, the police pay particular attention to Beacon Hill. I often walk home alone at night, and while I'm quite vigilant, I have never seen anyone that I perceived as any sort of threat. This is probably the best place for you to live if you can afford it.
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