Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Northeast Connecticut | District of Columbia | Delaware | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | Vermont | West Virginia

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-28-08, 11:28 AM   #1
roadhazard
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: ATX
Bikes: a frame found in a dumpster with a ****load of frankensteinish parts
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mission Hill

I posted a thread a while back that said I was moving to Medford. **** happened, and now I'm moving to Mission Hill. I know the area isn't the safest, but I was just wondering how unsafe it actually is. Like, would I be able to ride my bike home at 2 or 3 in the morning?
roadhazard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-08, 02:41 PM   #2
JoesInBoston
Love that dirty water
 
JoesInBoston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 390
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey there. I don't have too much familiarity with Mission Hill as I lived in the Fenway area when I was in Boston, though I did have plenty of friends who lived there. None of them stayed there more than a year. They all ponied up another $100 to $300 bucks a month and moved to Brighton/Allston area.

From the few times that I've been there, I personally wouldn't want to be riding my bike through there at 2AM.
JoesInBoston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-08, 07:15 PM   #3
Jim from Boston
Senior Member
 
Jim from Boston's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 4,856
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 58 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoesInBoston View Post
Hey there. I don't have too much familiarity with Mission Hill as I lived in the Fenway area when I was in Boston, though I did have plenty of friends who lived there.
From the few times that I've been there, I personally wouldn't want to be riding my bike through there at 2AM.
I pretty much agree with Joes in Boston. Part of the Harvard Medical School / Longwood Medical area fronts onto Mission Hill, so perhaps that area might be safer at odd hours. We live in nearby Fenway / Kenmore Square and my college age son, now and when in high school, despite my protests, I think did sometimes ride that late home from Mission Hill. I wouldn't ride Columbus Ave, until at least about 4:30 AM.
Jim from Boston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-08, 03:28 PM   #4
iloveboston
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: boston, ma
Bikes:
Posts: 191
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i lived in mission hill for a few years and now reside in dorchester. the hill is not nearly as bad as it used to be. the influx of medical students and northeastern students forced alot of the locals out. its more of a student ghetto than anything else, similar to allston. if you live hillside rather than on huntington its a bit more sketchy. you should have no problem riding your bike late. like with any other urban area keep your head down, mind your business, and you will be fine.
iloveboston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-08, 06:36 AM   #5
Jim from Boston
Senior Member
 
Jim from Boston's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 4,856
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 58 Post(s)
iloveboston describes the Mission Hill neighborhood pretty well and we are in agreement about the area around Huntington Ave.
Jim from Boston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-08, 09:30 AM   #6
BikEthan
JRA.
 
BikEthan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Bikes: '07 IRO Mark V, '01 Cannondale Jekyll 3000, '07 Rivendell Atlantis
Posts: 505
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I lived on the hill for a year and now live in JP but work in the Longwood medical area. I bike though that area quite a lot. Basically... it's not a terrible neighborhood but it's not a great one either. The South Huntington/Hillside area is a little extra sketchy but for the most part just be careful and stay aware of what's going on around you and you should be fine. Individual milage may vary I'm a big guy and haven't had anyone give me a hard time in the eight years I've been in Boston.
__________________
2009 Bike Friday Season Tikit (commuting folder)
2007 Rivendell Atlantis (touring, general riding, errand runner, stuff hauler)
2007 IRO Mark V (SS)
2006 Rockhopper Comp Disc (Icebike)
BikEthan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:10 AM.