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

174 Boston Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4,044 SqFt

174 Boston Street, Boston

$2,995,000
New
88-90 Willow Court, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

88-90 Willow Court, Boston

$2,500,000
New
88-90 Willow Court, Boston
  • Lots and Land
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

88-90 Willow Court, Boston

$2,500,000
17 Pleasant Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 12 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,981 SqFt

17 Pleasant Street, Boston

$1,850,000
98-104 Harvard Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 3,087 SqFt

98-104 Harvard Street, Boston

$1,750,000
29-29a Humphreys Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 11 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,723 SqFt

29-29a Humphreys Street, Boston

$1,500,000
130 Boston Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 9 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,759 SqFt

130 Boston Street, Boston

$1,475,000
40 Train Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 9 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,639 SqFt

40 Train Street, Boston

$1,300,000 ↓ $60,000
20 Codman Hill Avenue, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,300 SqFt

20 Codman Hill Avenue, Boston

$1,300,000
597 Adams #1, Boston
  • Single Family
  • 7 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 5,523 SqFt

597 Adams #1, Boston

$1,249,000
210-214 Washington Street, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

210-214 Washington Street, Boston

$1,200,000
163-171 Neponset Avenue, Boston
  • Income/Multi Family
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 3,800 SqFt

163-171 Neponset Avenue, Boston

$1,200,000 ↓ $100,000

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.

 

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