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Old 01-24-2009, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Hello I was hoping that someone can give me some information on family areas in Boston, schools, and apartments.
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:58 PM
 
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This is a little too broad of a request. What kind of neighborhood are looking for? Do you want an urban area or the suburbs? What is your budget?
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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urban, but working class environment that's family friendly.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Sounds like you want to move to Dorchester, Hyde Park, or parts of Roslindale and Jamaica Plain away from the pond. Boston has lost a lot of its working class heritage to either gentrification or urban decay but you will still find pockets here and there. The section of Dorchester where I live in (Ashmont-Adams Village) is safe, convenient, and comfortable. It also isn't too expensive compared to other areas. Be careful of other parts of Dorchester however, some parts such as Franklin Field, Grove Hall, and Uphams Corner are among the most dangerous neighborhoods in Boston. You might also want to look into the suburbs of Quincy, Malden, Everett, and Revere.

The record of the Boston Public Schools is mixed but you need to specifiy what age are your children for anyone to give further information. My knowledge of high schools is best. We have top quality examination schools such as Boston Latin School, fairly decent pilot schools such as Another Course to College, and truly awful district schools to avoid. Admission to the top schools in all levels is competitive and so it might be more feasible to do research on suburban school districts.

I hope this helps. Good luck and welcome!
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Jamaica Plain, MA
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Good answer Urban Peasant. I concur. I prefer JP for proximity to the city and walkability, but Ashmont is cool too. Love the Ashmont Grille!
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