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Hi all, In July i am moving from England to Worcester MA for at least 5 months.....I dont know to much about the place apart from it being reasonably close to Boston and it having a few universities

Ill be 21 when i move, i was just wondering if anybody would indulge me with any info on the place

ps i am going to be living near worcester polytechnic institute and the art museum if anybody has any info on that area

cheers

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11. Re: Worcester

There will be local places (and parties, probably) that the other people associated with the colleges have fun. I don't know if this is reassuring but sometimes social life can be better in a small setting. You don't have to travel all the way to Boston to get bars & restaurants and a different setting. Natick and Framingham have quite a bit going on and aren't far from Framingham. Hope you have a great visit!

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12. Re: Worcester

Correction to my last statement: not far from Worcester.

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13. Re: Worcester

The area around WPI is fine - Highland street has restaurants cafes, shops etc that are geared to young people; you are close to the Art Museum which is very good. Many colleges in Worcester, so many students also (Holy Cross, Clark, UMass Medical, Mass College of Pharmacy, Assumption, Worcester State). Becker College is near WPI also.Shrewbuury Street is a good restaurant area for college students, also Water Street/Canal district has started to develop a following. Both are fairly close to you.No shopping district to speak of in Worcester.

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14. Re: Worcester

Worcester sometimes gets a bad rap, but in many ways it's got a lot going for it.

For culture, there is The Palladium (a rock club that specializes in mostly metal acts), the Hanover Theater down the road (had some theater productions, live music), and further down the road, Gilreins (a blues club), and as previously mentioned, the DCU Center, which is an arena that attracts larger touring acts.

For museums, there is the Higgins Armory (dedicated entirely to arms and armor dating back to the Medival times).

Also, with it's location somewhat in the center of the state, Hartford, CT is less than an hour away, the casino's in CT are a little over an hour, as is UMass Amhearst.

As for it's bad areas, every city has them.

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15. Re: Worcester

Mahj writes:

"Daughter went to college there. Good areas and not. WPI in an ok place. She'd travel into Boston mostly for socializing which was easily done by bus or train."

My daughter goes to school in Boston and goes to WORCESTER for socializing which she easily does by bus or train. (BTW-She prefers the bus.)

Go figure!

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16. Re: Worcester

I'm in agreement with those who write positive things about Worcester. With the exception of a small bad area or 3, Worcester is very safe. While Worcester is constantly trying to transform itself from an industrial city, I think it is finally succeeding. Shrewsbury Street has become a dining destination of sorts, with many very good restaurants, cafes and bars. The colleges plus the bio tech industry keep Worcester very relevant.

You want gritty, vacant, and unsafe, try Hartford, or Brockton, or Springfield. It isn't Boston, but it has plenty to offer, and is miles ahead of many other cities in the area.

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17. Re: Worcester

Since I missed the new edit button, I meant "2" not "3" when reffering to bad areas. Sorry.

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