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      • Moving to Dorchester and going to U-Mass? 

        Wondering where the best place to live for a student going to U-Mass Boston?  I know it's in Dorchester so what are the good areas that are close to the school?
         

        Midas  • 338
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      Wondering where the best place to live for a student going to U-Mass Boston?  I know it's in Dorchester so what are the good areas that are close to the school?
       
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      Find a nice place on Savin Hill.  Lovely little enclave of families and artists and young people.   "
      Susie  • 10
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      If you have $ there's also an area there called the Peninsula which has some newer buildings and it still very close to the school.  Definitely more expensive though.  It's on Mount Vernon Street.
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      Wyatt  • 562
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      As far as convenience the huge Harbor Point complex right next door is definitely the best.  The quality of the apartments is going to range but you will not spend any time getting to school.  It's a five/ten minute walk to class, no trains necessary. It's also obviously right near the water just like the school which is nice in the warm months.  The walk in the winter can be a bitch with the wind whipping off the water but just wear a lot of stuff!

      http://www.bostonapartments.com/harbor.htm

      http://www.harborpointonthebay.com/
       
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      Nicholas Lohr  • 104
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      If you're going to Umass Boston and are planning on taking the train to school just make sure you at least live somewhere along the Red Line.  And DEFINITELY not the green line. (unless you like an hour and a half commute!)
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