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Which are the good areas near Boston? Which are not? Please be more specific and list out he names of the cities.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    .The city of Boston and its Metro area(inside 10 miles or inside route 128) is one of the most expensive areas in the US to live. With any large city,it has its pluses and minuses as to its living communities. Although every community has its good areas to live there are some cities/towns to avoid as "risky" areas. Boston(city area) has Dorchester,Mattapan,Roxbury,Jamaica Plain, sections of South Boston,East Boston,Charlestown,South End that can be classified as inner city "risky"--they all still have fine points. Communities like Back Bay,Beacon Hill,Marina Bay and the West End have less "problems" attached to them than do the afforementioned areas. Just outside(1-4 miles) Boston you have some very affluent areas such as Brookline,Newton,Milton,Winthrop,Chestnut Hill,Nahant large sections of Cambridge,West Roxbury and some decent urban areas such as parts of Quincy,Somerville,Revere,Brighton/Allston,Watertown and Everett. Beyond the real Urban areas(4-10)miles are some of the most affluent areas in the US. The affluent white collar towns being..Weston,Wellesley,Lexington,Belmont,Winchester,Westwood and Wayland. Accompanying these "highenders" are a little more modest but still very desireable towns like, Dedham, Burlington,Stoneham,Medford,Reading,Lynnfield,Bedford,Woburn, and Canton...More blue collar towns in this area would include Melrose,Malden,Waltham,Lynn,Braintree,Saugus,Randolph and Peabody. Although I probably(definitely) missed some areas,this is a pretty good list of "what is what" within 10 miles of Boston. If you go past 10 miles you can get anything from Dover/Sherborn or Concord/Carlisle which are in the top 50 zip codes in US for affluence to High enders like Southboro/Westboro,Harvard,Andover,Hingham,Duxbury to average towns like Walpole,Billerica, Franklin or Bellingham to more old cities with tough areas like Brockton,Lowell or Lawrence... Eastern Mass from about Worcester(45 miles away) to Boston has about every style community you could image for an area in the Northeast with all the charms and warts that accompany anywhere you can settle.

    Source(s): I grew up in the Metro Boston area for 42 years and have lived in 4 different counties of eastern Mass.
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  • 1 decade ago

    i'm from central mass so i don't know that much about boston living area's if you want that...but for living i think east boston is the best....i think south boston or southies is more of a repressed area...and north boston is great for eating because that's the Italian section!!...go to Fanueil Market great little shops and the farmer market is there too...great colleges...washington sq is a great place to shop..right around corner from the Market area...then in front of the commons is the off Broadway area..and close to the "red zone"..bad section....and then aside of that is China Town....and on the Waterfront is the New England (NE) Aquarium...and aside of that is The Boston Science Center and Children's Science stuff too....as for other cities...unfortunately places like Dorchester and Roxbury and West Roxbury are always in the news for some kind of shoot out...Hyde Park and Jamaica Plains too....Newton is Rich so ins' Wellesley...all along Rt 9....starting in Boston and heading West on 9 the prices of things goes down...for living....Natick is nice..Framingham has good and bad...further still where the Famous Boston Marathon starts..26 miles away is a nice little quaint liveable place....small yet near enough stuff...nice State Park and the Train station to Boston is right there too!...oh in Boston Newbury Street is like Rodeo DR...looking at the bottom of the Commons...it's on your left...a lot of nice little bars to go to...not into going to Boston for the Big name ones though so I don't know about them...

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  • 1 decade ago

    your'e on the net???? try putting boston.MA on your search engine.

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