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Average Ratings:
Artisticness: 3.1    Calmness: 2.3    Helpfulness: 2.1   
Intellectualness: 4.0    Neatness: 2.9    Outgoingness: 2.4   
Average Resident Personality Test Scores:
Artisticness: 3.07    Calmness: 3.01    Helpfulness: 3.00   
Intellectualness: 3.20    Neatness: 3.33    Outgoingness: 3.28   

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Name: Hannah | Age: 17 | Gender: Female | ZIP: 02131 | Resident for: more than 10 years | Added on: 2008-03-31
Artisticness: 3   Calmness: 3   Helpfulness: 3   Intelligence: 4   Neatness: 2   Outgoingness: 2   
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What do you like about Boston?
Boston is defined by its contrasts. Theres this core of working-class, Irish/Italian "real" Bostonians (the ones that say "pahk the cah") but theres also every cultural/ethnic/socio-economic group you could think of. Bostonians are friercely passionate and loyal (especially but not only about the Red Sox) and have a great sarcastic sense of humor. Boston itself is a great walking city with lots of different, unique neighborhoods.

What do you dislike about Boston?
The trafffic, the way they keep jacking up the T (public transportation) prices without improving the service. Some parts of it are getting over gentrified/homogenized.

What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in?
I live in Roslindale, which has a cute, European style center, but I mostly hang out in Jamaica Plain, the funky, artsy, hippie neighborhood. Brookline and Cambridge also have the funky artsy thing going on and Downtown/Back Bay has more of the traditional city feel. The North End has the most delicious Italian food you will find this side of the Atlantic and nothing compares to Yawkey Way before/after a Red Sox game.

How expensive is it? pretty expensive.

Is it safe?
I've never had a problem, even though I take public transportation daily, often through the bad neighborhoods, but I'm sure my friends who actually live in those neighborhoods might say otherwise.

How is the weather?
Pretty unpredictable, but not as bad as they say. Although one of my early memories is walking down my street through chest-deep (to a 6 year old)snow after the April Fool's day blizzard. But Bostonians are really turning into wimps.

Additional thoughts?
Boston is a great location. If you want gorgeous beaches, head down to Cape Cod. Woods? Go up to Maine/New Hampshire/Vermont. More intense city experience? NYC isn't too far. Be aware, though, that this is all the view of a lifelong resident, so I can't really say how it seems to an outsider.


Name: | Age: 45 | Gender: Male | ZIP: 01548 | Resident for: 1-7 days | Added on: 2006-04-21
Artisticness: 1   Calmness: 1   Helpfulness: 1   Intelligence: 5   Neatness: 1   Outgoingness: 1   
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What do you like about Boston? everything it's the best city ever the graffiti is awsome
What do you dislike about Boston? the crime
What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in? NORTH END
How expensive is it? pretty expansive
Is it safe?NO last time i went i was in downtown and there was a shootout
How is the weather? horrible
Additional thoughts? boston is a great city great resturants great history FENWAY PARK!!! great bars and clubs but it is very dirty and has alot of crime


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