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Acushnet Avenue

Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA
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Ranked #20 of 22 Attractions in New Bedford
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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English first
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The "AVE" is pretty much a blighted area. Not the crusing spot it used to be 15 years ago...Some mom and pop bakeries, other than that, I don't bother

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Avoid the street if possible, yes there are alot of odd and end shops but its always busy filled with traffice and double siding parking which makes it hard to navigate the street,good bars on it though

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Powhatan, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Acushnet ave is very good for Portuguese food and pastry. Also for the boutiques that they have . The bakery's have that good Portuguese bread that you can buy it as it is coming out of the oven.

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New Bedford
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111 reviews 111 reviews
60 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

dont go here unless it is in the far north end and then there is nothing but nothing is better than the southern section of this street. Beware

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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202 reviews 202 reviews
78 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

There is a very large selection of different small shops, restaurants and bar rooms along Acushnet Avenue. Some places are clean, some are fithy. A large diversity of nationalities are along this strip, weather it be the owners, employees or shoppers. The bus route does run along the avenue. It isn't the cleanest or best area and can be a... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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122 reviews 122 reviews
27 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

It's a run-down old avenue with old businesses and old signs, but the food is great and you get a real sense of being somewhere else.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

this is not a place you want to go to , ever!!! Nasty side of the city.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

"The ave" as new Bedford natives call it is scary. It's a major hotspot for crimes of all nature, and an apparent haven for the homeless or otherwise insane. New Bedford in general is not the vacation you want. Although I gave it a two because if you are not afraid to navigate s ghetto new bedford has some amazing... More

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2008

Are you kidding me? Acushnet avenue is about two miles of "we ain't got nuthin' to offer'. It's usually referred to by locals as simply 'The Avenue' which I believe is Latin for "Dump". The Avenue is frequented by drug users, prostitutes, homeless, and punk kids with nothing better to do then drive up and down the strip endlessly through... More

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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124 reviews 124 reviews
45 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2008

My subject line says it all. The avenue is very busy and dirty. Let's see, there are bar's, pharmacy's Portuguese restaurants, antique store or two, bakeries, real estate offices, banks, church, gas stations, etc. You get the idea, nothing special about it.

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