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Name: Laura | Age: 18 | Gender: Female | ZIP: 01420 | Resident for: more than 10 years | Added at: 2007-02-18
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What do you like about Fitchburg? I actually think that Fitchburg is a physically beautiful city, having within it a gorgeous park (Coggshall) and quarries that when they aren't being overtaken by drunken high school kids and the angry homeless, can be a rather relaxing place to be. The people are generally friendly, and the school system is improving. And it's not a very long drive to Boston or the beach or even to mountains, so if you're one for making your own fun, it's rather easy.
What do you dislike about Fitchburg?Honestly, if you can't go into a bar or don't like to drink, this is not the city for you. There is quite literally almost nothing to do. There's a mall and a pool hall in Leominster, but in the city bounds there is nothing. And bad crime, not too prevalent, but there are enough "bad areas" that it can be an issue.
What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in? Coggshall Park is absolutely beautiful all year-round. The quarries are another pretty natural place. But it's really all about making friends and finding houses to hang out in
How expensive is it?Not too bad. And there are thrift stores and the typical McDonalds type restaurants. Rent is typically around $650 for a two bedroom apartment.
Is it safe? No. There are many areas where after midnight or one, you should not be walking. Cleghorn is renowned for its' crime, and the downtown area has a problem with prostitution and drugs.
How is the weather?Typical New England, which is to say mercurial.
Additional thoughts?It seems as though Fitchburg is going through a slump. When I was a child even there was a lot more to do, that there just isn't now. Hopefully in another ten or fifteen years it'll shape up again.