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I recently got a job at a college north of Boston. I am looking to move my family and I to an affordable city until we save up enough to buy a house that we really like. Currently we live in Maine and rent from my wife's parents as they own a couple different properties. I was looking online and the rents in Lynn are much cheaper than the surrounding cities. However almost everyone I talk to says avoid Lynn at all costs if I can. I have heard Lynn has an extremely high illegitimate birth rate, very rude people and drivers, a high crime rate, and that half the city is on welfare. Is even half of that true? I would love to save a few hundred dollars a month on rent, but I do not wish to move into "Sodom and Gomorrah" either. I have been told to get a place in Peabody, Danvers, or Lynnfield instead. Those familiar with the city, would you spend extra money to live elsewhere or would you just rent in Lynn?

Asked By: - 4/30/2011
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I've lived in Lynn for a couple of months, and some of the rumors are true. It does have a high crime rate and majority are somewhat depending on welfare checks, but Lynn has some amazing places to see. I like the Lynn beach the most, but thats mostly it. It is not far from Revere and you should consider there since it... More
Answered By: Jonathan - 4/30/2011
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Not Lynn, City of Sin. Check out Beverly, Danvers, Peabody, Groveland. Lynnfield is quite pricey. Also Reading, Wakefield lovely towns with good school systems. I think you should make an appointment with a few real estate people who handle rentals. Each town has separate agents and would be knowledgeable about... More
Answered By: Wishuponastar - 4/30/2011
 
" Lynn Lynn the city of sin" You never go out the way you go in
Answered By: Susan - 5/1/2011
 
Lynn was a great place 50 years ago, but it is a crime and drug infested city today. Under absolutely no circumstances should anyone move there who can afford to live someplace better. That goes double if you have children... More
Answered By: Prince Charles - 5/1/2011
 
Don't go to Lynn. It's known as "the city of sin"
Answered By: disneyloveeex3 - 5/3/2011
 
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