you should, however, be okay with alternative lifestyles for the belmont area to the east of the red line.
what does this mean? i need a point of reference (or you could just spell it out for me too..)alternative to whom, nyc version of alternative (which could be, like, WHOA!), or midwest version of alternative (which for all i know might be closer to california mainstream...)
and as someone who first moved to a "big" city a few years ago from the comforts of a midwest enclave: don't worry about crime. or get a conceal-carry permit. otherwise you'll have no fun.