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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
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- Sep 1, 2014
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English first
NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I went driving down this street looking for St. Anthonys, which is supposed to be amazing church. Apparently I went the wrong way on Asushnet, and frankly, ended up turning around because I didn't know how safe the neighborhood was. I'm sure there are some interesting shops and some nice people, but not an area that it would be fair... More

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New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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107 reviews 107 reviews
58 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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188 reviews 188 reviews
76 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
26 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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