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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: Jeff | Age: 25 | Gender: Male | ZIP: 02127 | Resident for: 6 months | Added on: 2007-09-28
Artisticness: 4   Calmness: 2   Helpfulness: 3   Intelligence: 4   Neatness: 3   Outgoingness: 3   
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What do you like about Boston? The passion people have. Not just for sports (which is obvious) but for their own beliefs. Religion, politics, etc. I think a lot of this comes from the fact that there are so many Colleges and Universities in the city (and surrounding areas). Also, the city is the perfect size. Everything you need is within reasonable walking distance.

What do you dislike about Boston? It can be pricey and the driving sucks. The T shuts down at 1230 but bars are open until 2. To me, that makes no sense. It's almost as if the city were trying to encourage drunk driving.

What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in? Southie is great. Lots of different people (it's not just Irish people!) and cultures. It's close to everything and public transportation is frequent and reliable. To hang out: There are some good places by Fanuiel, but it's very college-y and if you're not into that, you'll get frustrated very easily. Boylston St is similar, but has more eclectic people. There are lots of sports bars if you like that.

How expensive is it? It can be pricey, but I'd say compared with other cities, it's about the same. Not as expensive as NYC, that's for sure. If you dig around for bargains, you'll find them.

Is it safe? It's safe for the most part. As in any city, there are neighborhoods that are more prone to violence than others, but overall I think it's a pretty safe city.

How is the weather? As the old saying goes, "if you don't like the weather in New England, wait 5 minutes." While we have 4 distinct seasons in Boston, two of them are much longer. Summers tend to last from Memorial Day until about Mid-September, and winters from Thanksgiving until March. If you blink, you could miss fall as Sept and Oct can have temps in the 80s regularly. There has been snow in June recorded in Boston as well.

Additional thoughts? I think compared with other cities, Boston is great. It's small enough to not feel overwhelmed, but there is a lot to do so you won't get bored easily. People are genuinely nice, but reserved. We keep to ourselves but if you ask us a question, we'll try our best to help you out. If you love sports, you'll fit right in (Just leave the Yankees hat at home).


Name: | Age: 26 | Gender: Female | ZIP: 01803 | Resident for: 3-5 years | Added on: 2006-02-08
Artisticness: 5   Calmness: 3   Helpfulness: 2   Intelligence: 5   Neatness: 2   Outgoingness: 2   
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What do you like about Boston?
Lots to do, no matter what your interests. Population is more intellectual and highly educated than average.

What do you dislike about Boston?
It's very unfriendly to outsiders, being far more provincial than you'd ever expect for a major American metropolis. New Englanders have a great deal of ego wrapped up in the status quo, and don't handle change at all well. And none of the streets have signs posted.

What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in? The Italian North End is fantastic.

How expensive is it? Quite, primarily as goes real estate.

Is it safe? Generally - but less so every month, according to this morning's paper.

How is the weather? It's not Calgary; it's not Miami. I don't mind it, but most would prefer warmer.

Additional thoughts? Unfortunatly, I have to confess that I'm absolutely miserable living here.


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