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Old 11-15-2008, 04:01 PM
 
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I am considering a position at UMass Boston - near the JFK Library - and would like suggestions as to neighborhoods to rent or buy. We are a family of two humans and two dogs. Would love neighborhood feel and to be within walking distance to stores and restaurants, small yard, and ability to bike to work at the university (priorities in that order) . Monthly budget for housing will be $1800 to $2500.

All feedback is appreciated. We are excited to explore the possibility of living in Boston.
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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I am considering a position at UMass Boston - near the JFK Library - and would like suggestions as to neighborhoods to rent or buy. We are a family of two humans and two dogs. Would love neighborhood feel and to be within walking distance to stores and restaurants, small yard, and ability to bike to work at the university (priorities in that order) . Monthly budget for housing will be $1800 to $2500.

All feedback is appreciated. We are excited to explore the possibility of living in Boston.
South Boston:

//www.city-data.com/forum/bosto...th-boston.html

You could also try Columbia Pointe or Savin Hill. They are closer to UMass but you will lack the shops. A little further out is the South End.

//www.city-data.com/forum/bosto...south-end.html
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA USA
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You're not going to get much of a yard within bicycling distance.. Maybe Savin Hill
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Quincy, MA
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Oh yeah, send him to Stab n' Kill (Savin Hill). That should go over well. You're not going to find anywhere that has what you want within biking distance. You have to go a few towns over. If you are going to work at the Campus in Dorchester I would look into Quincy or Braintree. They are reletivly safe and quiet, and in your price range.

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Old 11-21-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA USA
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Oh yeah, send him to Stab n' Kill (Savin Hill). That should go over well.
Hey, Savin Hill OTB (Over the bridge) on the east side of I-93 is a GREAT neighborhood -you gotta get out of Quincy more.. he says he wants bicycling to UMASS..
http://wikimapia.org/1391117/Savin-Hill-Dorchester-Ma

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Old 11-21-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Newton, Mass.
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Hey , Savin Hill OTB (Over the bridge) on the east side of I-93 is a GREAT neighborhood -you gotta get out of Quincy more.. he says he wants bicycling to UMASS..
Savin Hill - Dorchester, Ma

Agreed 100%

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Old 11-22-2008, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Quincy, MA
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Hey, Savin Hill OTB (Over the bridge) on the east side of I-93 is a GREAT neighborhood -you gotta get out of Quincy more.. he says he wants bicycling to UMASS..
Savin Hill - Dorchester, Ma
Yeah, a great hood that's way too close to Dorchester Ave and the bars there, 2 Places you don't want to be caught dead in at night. I know, I've been mugged in the area twice within the last 2 years.

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Old 11-22-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Yeah, a great hood that's way too close to Dorchester Ave and the bars there, 2 Places you don't want to be caught dead in at night. I know, I've been mugged in the area twice within the last 2 years.

yeah, and a bunch of people just got shot at a bar in the SOUTH END! and getting stabbed in Brighton!

Three stabbed, two shot in overnight violence - Local News Updates - The Boston Globe

there isn't a spot in Boston where you'll be 100% safe 100% of the time. compared to the incidents above, you got off lucky w/ a measly mugging! so don't move to the SE or Brighton!
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA USA
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Yeah, a great hood that's way too close to Dorchester Ave and the bars there, 2 Places you don't want to be caught dead in at night. I know, I've been mugged in the area twice within the last 2 years.
So you got mugged there once, and went back for seconds..?
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Savin Hill
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The Bars on Dorchester Avenue and the Homes in Savin Hill OTB are two completely different worlds. I suggest that you take a walk or bike ride through Savin Hill OTB (across the Blvd from UMass) and take a look at the homes, and the yards and Savin Hill Park. Then you can make your own assesment. There are many beautiful old Victorian homes, many with great yards and a variety of apartments/Condos to look at depending on what your looking for. To say nothing of the park and the beach, both are wonderful places to walk your dogs. My family has been here for over half a century as many others have and it is a wonderful place to live. It has its problems like any community, it is a place where neighbors know each other and watch out for each other and I know I am not alone saying that I wouldn't trade it for anything. You might want to take your dogs with you and get their take on it, dogs have a great instinct. Good Luck!

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