Dorchester Real Estate

With 126,000 residents spread across six square miles, Dorchester is Boston’s largest and most diverse neighborhood. The area is home to UMass Boston as well as the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, located at Columbia Point. A cultural melting pot with a number of ethnic restaurants, Dorchester boasts a strong sense of community. Favorite spots to live include Ashmont Hill with its abundance of Victorian houses and the leafy Over the Bridge area in Savin Hill. Lower Mills, Ashmont, and Cedar Grove are the more southern regions of the neighborhood and are appealing for their close proximity to the Red Line and newer restaurants and bars that have grown up around the development. Many of the area’s iconic triple-deckers present opportunities for investment properties while contemporary condos at affordable prices are springing up around Washington Street and Upham’s Corner.  Read more about Dorchester real estate.

Dorchester Homes & Condos For Sale

80-84 Shepton Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 18 Beds
  • 9 Baths
  • 10,170 SqFt

80-84 Shepton Street, Boston

$3,999,999
411 Bowdoin Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

411 Bowdoin Street, Boston

$2,500,000
New
174 Boston Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4,044 SqFt

174 Boston Street, Boston

$2,495,000
New
296-300 Bowdoin, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 11 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 5,511 SqFt

296-300 Bowdoin, Boston

$1,890,000
200 New England, Boston
  • Lots and Land
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

200 New England, Boston

$1,650,000
76 & 78 Belden Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 12 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,904 SqFt

76 & 78 Belden Street, Boston

$1,649,000
580 Washington Street #1507, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,162 SqFt

580 Washington Street #1507, Boston

$1,399,000
22-24 Delmont Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,052 SqFt

22-24 Delmont Street, Boston

$1,295,000
22-24 Delmont Street, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,052 SqFt

22-24 Delmont Street, Boston

$1,295,000
597 Adams #1, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 7 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 5,523 SqFt

597 Adams #1, Boston

$1,225,000 ↓ $24,000
168-170 Norwell Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 3,087 SqFt

168-170 Norwell Street, Boston

$1,200,000
210-214 Washington Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

210-214 Washington Street, Boston

$1,200,000

More About Dorchester Real Estate

 Dorchester Location

Dorchester is located south of downtown Boston and borders the neighborhoods of South Boston, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, Hyde Park, the South End, as well as the city of Quincy and town of Milton. The Neponset River meanders past several parks, and nearby Franklin Park has woodland trails and a zoo.

The neighborhood is well served by train service with five stations on the MBTA Red Line and five stations on the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line. I-93 is easily accessed from Dorchester to points north and further south.

Dorchester History

Dorchester became part of Boston in 1870 but didn’t see population growth until the 1920s when newly installed streetcar lines transformed the area into one of the original “streetcar suburbs.” Immigrants flooded into the area from Ireland, Poland and other countries, attracted by the strong economy and ability to easily work and commute to jobs downtown. Once overwhelmingly Catholic, Dorchester’s many sub-neighborhoods were originally organized by church parish. Today Dorchester is known for its great restaurants, tolerance of different cultures and for the occasional glimpse of a member of the Wahlberg family. who grew up in the neighborhood.

Blog Posts About Dorchester

Dorchester Was Once the Epicenter of Chocolate

You’ll find plenty of history in the Boston area, but perhaps no other location’s history is quite as sweet as Dorchester. That’s because Dorchester was once the epicenter of chocolate. While Dorchester is now considered Boston’s largest neighborhood, it was actually founded by English Puritans in the 1600s as its own town. Before it was annexed to Boston, however, the sweet treat of chocolate was introduced to the American colonies. As the story goes, an Irish chocolate maker broug... Read More

Savin Hill: Historic Boston Neighborhood

Photo: Bill llott While mostly known for its beaches, historic Savin Hill has plenty to offer locals and visitors, alike. As a sub-neighborhood of Boston’s largest neighborhood of Dorchester, Savin Hill is fairly small in terms of land alone. It measures merely one square mile in size. Despite this, about 15,000 people live in the neighborhood of Savin Hill. Named for its most prominent geographic feature, the area consists of a hill overlooking the protected harbor of Dorchester ... Read More

 

-- I Have a Question About Dorchester Real Estate --

Please provide a valid email address.

The property listing data and information, or the Images, set forth herein were provided to MLS Property Information Network, Inc. from third party sources, including sellers, lessors and public records, and were compiled by MLS Property Information Network, Inc. The property listing data and information, and the Images, are for the personal, non commercial use of consumers having a good faith interest in purchasing or leasing listed properties of the type displayed to them and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties which such consumers may have a good faith interest in purchasing or leasing. MLS Property Information Network, Inc. and its subscribers disclaim any and all representations and warranties as to the accuracy of the property listing data and information, or as to the accuracy of any of the Images, set forth herein.

What's Your Home Worth? Find out now, for Free.

Let's Go