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I love living in the Acushnet/ Fairhaven area because of how small the towns are. I see people I know no matter where I go and everyone is very friendly. There is not much to do in this little town besides a couple festivals in the Summer and early fall, but it is just a ten minute drive to either Dartmouth or New Bedford which are smaller cites that have plenty to do. Also, I love living so close to the ocean. It is only a fifteen minute drive to many small beaches and about a twenty to twenty-five minute drive to some of the larger, more popular beaches. I do not think this town will change very much in the future besides maybe some more small businesses opening and some new houses being built. I would absolutely come back to live in this town again.
Acushnet is a small town on the southcoast of Massachusetts. Approximately 50 minutes to Providence RI and 80 minutes to Boston MA. It is possible to commute to the city for work but it will be stricken with lots of time wasted and traffic. The town doesn't have a high school so you have a choice of three from the surrounding areas. The town is mostly white and there is nothing to do here past 7 pm except stay home. Overall it is comparable to many other small towns in my area.
This area is becoming more open to new ideas and changes, more people in this area are learning to be more accepting of people from different backgrounds. The community is also very safe and community based, everyone knows everyone and we are all like a giant family and support one another.