Dorchester is Boston’s largest neighborhood, divided into micro-neighborhoods, each with unique character. Originally settled by Puritans in1630, today is a vibrant, and bustling community with the benefits of suburban living, with a pleasingly chic-urban feel. Encompassing 6 square miles, packed with history, culture and diversity. If living in Dorchester is good enough for the Mayor of Boston, it’s good enough for us.
Real Estate in Dorchester
With a solid mass-transit system, locally referred to as “the T,” that will get you to Boston in a hurry, an ever increasing number of beautifully restored Victorian homes and new luxury buildings going up throughout, Dorchester’s real estate market is booming, and shows no sign of stopping.
You can find a brand-new luxury apartment with all the amenities, a quaint Victorian homes with a little bit of lawn, or a beautifully restored condo in a classically Boston, “Triple Decker” (you’re not a real Bostonian until you’ve lived in one,) all in the same place.
Things to do in Dorchester
Dorchester has a wide-range of things to do, whether it’s popping in to Reign Drink Lab, Honeycomb Cafe, or Flat Black for a mean cup of coffee, stopping into Ashmont Grill for one of their signature burgers. Looking for Vietnamese? Stop in at Anh Hong. For some gourmet vegan, there’s always Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor. For a cold one, try The Blarney Stone, they’ve been serving the area for decades.
When it’s time to work if off, you can visit one of many fitness studios or escape the bustling city streets with a bike ride or jog in one of Dorchester’s many green spaces, such as the 2.4 miles of Neponset Trails circling through the 66 acre, wildlife packed, Pope John Paul II Park, or take in the views on the 42-mile, waterfront Harbor Walk – to name a couple.
For a weekend with the kids, you can have an animal encounter at the Franklin Park Zoo. Or a trip to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum or the Commonwealth Museum for some fascinating history. In summary – Dorchester offers a range of activities for anyone.
For more fun facts about Dorchester visit 10 Interesting Historical Facts About Dorchester, MA