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Old 03-20-2006, 08:49 AM
 
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Im from CT, and thinking of moving to Watersedge in Revere. I know the crime rate has been bad in the past. Anyone know how it is now, and that neighborhood around the beach?
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Old 04-07-2006, 08:24 PM
 
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i can tell you to stay away from the shirly ave end of the beach lots of gangs crime and drugs to live near the beach you want to stay more towards the point of pines end or the far end by winthrop the crime rate in revere has got worse over the years if you have kids i would stay away fron there maybe head north more to melrose wakefield stoneham area the revere schools are horrible but if your single or dont have kids the beach is a good place to live if you dont mind the fools and traffic in the summer
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Old 05-15-2006, 07:14 PM
 
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Default Crime Concerns in Revere, MA

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Im from CT, and thinking of moving to Watersedge in Revere. I know the crime rate has been bad in the past. Anyone know how it is now, and that neighborhood around the beach?
I relocated to the Boston area from Washington DC about 15 months ago. I currently live in Revere on North Shore Road which intersects Shirley Avenue about 2 blocks from the ocean.

I have not observed any threatening situations in my general area. I have been advised by locals to avoid Shirley Avenue further away from the ocean where certain ethnic gangs purportedly exist. Revere is a wonderfully diverse community on the ocean close in to Boston. There is a T stop (Boston's subway system) near Waters Edge (the Wonderland T stop) and it takes only about 10 minutes to get to Boston Logan Airport, and about 15 minutes to the financial district.

I walk or run the beach in the evenings and have always felt safe. Revere is the nation's oldest public beach and so traffic, and general public rowdiness escalates substantially during the summer. Waters Edge is one block from the busy public promenade on the ocean, so you would be a little protected from all the noise.

The city has "quiet" laws which go into effect at 10:00 p.m. The police, and people generally, seem to be very good at ensuring compliance with the noise curfew.

I highly recommend Revere. The beach and sunsets are stunningly beautiful. It is great to have the best of both worlds. . .on the cusp of nature yet within propinquity to urban living at its best.

Happy move!

cheers,
anderson
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:00 PM
 
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We are thinking about moving from Waltham to Revere. Is the area around Broadway nice and safe for a family with 2 kids?
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:10 PM
 
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Revere is not very safe at all. especiallly on the beach in the summer. the shirley ave area (which is one of the worst areas in the city) runs right down onto the beach. the beach gets flooded with gang members and the police are there every day with the dogs sniffing for drugs. also people get stabbed or worse very often in the summer. the Broadway area has gang problems too. the largest housing projects (rose and coolidge street) in the city are right off of broadway. i hear stories all the time about people getting robbed and drugs being sold everywhere in the city. the only nice parts are West revere(which ironically borders the coolidge street projects), Point of Pines, and the condos on the beach. but no matter where you live the crime affects you. those nice areas only offer nice housing, nothing else. the point of pines is the only really safe part but the houses are very expensive because it is right on the beach. i'm currently trying to move out because of all the problems. i just don't want anyone else to have to move again after seeing what i'm talking about. the city never used to be like this, but just look at the crime report in The Revere Journal(local newspaper). Guns, drugs, gangs, B&E, armed robbery. it is out of control. hope i could help your situation : )
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Old 03-01-2008, 05:17 PM
 
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I moved out of revere because of the gangs.I lived right off of shirley ave and for "fun" the kids would torch houses, shoot bottle rockets at newcomers(when cambodians moved in)To walk down a once beutiful are to see metal grates over the windows and doors is sad. It's not a good city for kids, let alone families looking for a good area to call home.
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:23 PM
 
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I relocated to the Boston area from Washington DC about 15 months ago. I currently live in Revere on North Shore Road which intersects Shirley Avenue about 2 blocks from the ocean.

I have not observed any threatening situations in my general area. I have been advised by locals to avoid Shirley Avenue further away from the ocean where certain ethnic gangs purportedly exist. Revere is a wonderfully diverse community on the ocean close in to Boston. There is a T stop (Boston's subway system) near Waters Edge (the Wonderland T stop) and it takes only about 10 minutes to get to Boston Logan Airport, and about 15 minutes to the financial district.

I walk or run the beach in the evenings and have always felt safe. Revere is the nation's oldest public beach and so traffic, and general public rowdiness escalates substantially during the summer. Waters Edge is one block from the busy public promenade on the ocean, so you would be a little protected from all the noise.

The city has "quiet" laws which go into effect at 10:00 p.m. The police, and people generally, seem to be very good at ensuring compliance with the noise curfew.

I highly recommend Revere. The beach and sunsets are stunningly beautiful. It is great to have the best of both worlds. . .on the cusp of nature yet within propinquity to urban living at its best.

Happy move!

cheers,
anderson
May I just ask? WHAT PLANET ARE YOU FROM???? How long have You lived in Revere, You sound like the Welcome-Wagon, Please be honest and Get Real, I live in the same area (whole life), I would never be so cruel as to let people think they are in Sunnyville - esp. if they are not from the area!!!!!!
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:16 AM
 
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if u mind ur own business will u be ok?
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:28 PM
 
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I moved out of revere because of the gangs.I lived right off of shirley ave and for "fun" the kids would torch houses, shoot bottle rockets at newcomers(when cambodians moved in)To walk down a once beutiful are to see metal grates over the windows and doors is sad. It's not a good city for kids, let alone families looking for a good area to call home.

Oh God, don't even remind me about the bottle rockets. Especially in the summertime. All day. BOOM BOOM BOOM...like fireworks in your backyard. When I first moved toboston, I had no knowledge about the area and lived on Shirley Ave. Amazingly, I never had any problems. I lived some other places in Boston then a couple of years later I moved to Highland St.which is off of Shirley Ave. I had a lot of problems there. The kids-not even teenagers-would steal any bike that you left outside. Once they stole our motor scooter. It was terrible. The beach is not even nice, it's disgusting. It's full of used condoms and trash. Wait...I just noticed that this thread is from '06 lol. I am probably wasting my time here
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:53 PM
 
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"Severe"
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