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Thomas, Home Buyer in Illinois

Is Dartmouth, MA safe and family friendly? Is it clean? Any neighborhoods one should stay away from? Any very?

Asked by Thomas, Illinois Fri Jul 11, 2008

good neighborhoods? what is the closest hospital? Is there any separate children's hospital?

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Your best bet is to contact the local police dept. They would be happy to give you a crime report for the town. For all your other questions check out the towns website or the community tab here on Trulia
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Dartmouth is a great town that is slowly being invaded by Section 8 ghetto rats, and the rural character of the town is slowly but surely being eroded by the cancer of 40B welfare rat housing.

These happy developments aside, its a great place to bring yo babies, yo baby mama's, and, on the sly of course, yo baby daddies. The decent people of Dartmouth can't wait to welcome more trash in amongst us for a free ride.

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There are nice Rentals in Dartmouth... a brand new one right on Rt. 6 (very close to highway and local convinces). There are also plenty of house to your question of areas to stay away from...I do not believe that Dartmouth has any area to stay away from... just depends what you are looking for... rural or city, because we have both.

Watch out though...once here you may never want to leave... We moved in and LOVE it!!!!

go to and look up : Solemar at South Dartmouth...they have pictures or these are the 2 newer apartment complexes.

Good luck... Oh and keep an eye on craigslist...they always have houses for rent.
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Hi Thomas

As a followup to your repost, there is a large luxury apartment complex in Dartmouth built within the last 10 years or so. There are many different amenities that it has to offer. I have several friends that have taken a look at them and said they were quite nice. I think it would be your best bet other than trying to find an apartment from an individual landlord, which often don't get advertised.

As for the closest hospitals, St. Lukes is located in New Bedford and Charlton Memorial is located in Fall River. Depending on where in Dartmouth you chose to reside could make your ride anywhere from 4 min. to 15 min.

Dartmouth is located between both cities and makes it quite convenient. The closest childrens hospital is in Providence which is about 45 min. away.

As you may or may not know, UMass has a campus in Dartmouth which has been a great resource to the community.

Dartmouth really has a lot to offer.
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Dartmouth Ma is a great town. As far as neighborhoods, you could check with the police department to see which neighborhoods to stay away from. South Dartmouth is my favorite area, especially Padanarum where there is a really great beach for townies only. North Dartmouth seems to be a mishmash of rural/suburban. There aren't many apartments in Dartmouth. There may be some near the New Bedford line. By the way if you go to Dartmouth check out Fay's Restaurant. Love the food here!
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Sorry if I was unclear in my posting - I am using this website for the first time and did not know this was specific to buyers/sellers. I am not looking to buy at this point. I am just thinking of moving to the area and will be looking to rent an apartment for the time being. So, given that, it would be great if someone to answer my questions - thanks to those who have already responded. Any tips for good apartments in upscale neighborhoods?

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Hi there Thomas -- I extend a vicarious apology from everyone here who has really not answered your questions at all. I've lived pretty much all over the country, and I must say Dartmouth is probably my favorite place so far! Many interesting people, little crime, decent (tho not spectacular) shopping, all the amenities you could want, and we found a place to buy in a beautiful wooded area that's totally enchanting. The people are on the whole extremely nice (and I've never met anyone here nearly as obnoxiously bigoted as Hava Jobb, above), and people actually move into the town to take advantage of the Dartmouth school district, which has a great reputation for both sports and academics (though my own kids went to Greater New Bedford Voke-Tech and the Bristol County Agricultural High School: living in Dartmouth qualifies you for both). All kinds of neighborhoods, but nothing I'd consider scary. Son wants to stay in town after he moves out of the house! UMass Darmouth - decent
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Hi Thomas

I have lived in Dartmouth for most of my life, other than a brief stop in Boston for college. I have been very involved in the community in numerous capacities. I chose to move back to Dartmouth with my wife to raise my family. While Pat is correct in telling you it is against our code of ethics to say a certain area is better than another. I can offer you my own experiences. I'd be more than happy to answer any specific questions you may have, no sales pitch I promise. Feel free to call or email. My contact info. is available on my website

Dartmouth Schools -

Check out a few of these links to just a few examples of some community programs for kids.…
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Here is another site that may interest you. There are several links to town information. Feel free to give me a call or email if you need more info.
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It would be unethical to steer a home buyer to a particular neighborhood, however I can say that the South Coast is a great place to live and there are an abundance of homes on the market. As far as hospitals, you can check out the sites I have listed which offer links to other sites that may be helpful.
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