Mattapan Real Estate
Mattapan is a vibrant neighborhood in Boston that historically has been a haven for many immigrant populations. The area is anchored by Mattapan Square, a bustling commercial center. Single family residential options range from lovingly restored Victorians to smaller brick homes to the ubiquitous Triple-deckers that dominate many Boston neighborhoods. Buyers can also find sleek new condos in the sought after Lower Mills neighborhood. Mattapan houses many green areas, including part of the Franklin Park Zoo, and the Boston Nature Center, to name a few. Interest in Mattapan is high as it is one of the last neighborhoods in Boston where a family can buy a substantial single-family home at an affordable price. Mattapan is also viewed as desirable for multi-family investors. Read more about Mattapan real estate.
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Mattapan’s easy access to Boston as well as its public transit options continue to drive development in the area. Mattapan borders Roslindale to the north and northwest; Jamaica Plain to the west; Milton to the south; and Dorchester to the east. The Mattapan-Ashmont Trolley is an MBTA line that provides a scenic route into town. The Fairmount line of the MBTA Commuter Rail also serves Mattapan at the Morton Street and Blue Hill Avenue stations
Mattapan’s history rivals that of other Boston communities as it was originally home to the Mattahunt tribe. The name “Mattapan” is thought to have been the Native American word for “a good place to be.” After Europeans settled the area, Mattapan went on to flourish as one of Boston’s pre-eminent Jewish neighborhoods. Several synagogues from that era have been repurposed into stunning condos and living areas. By the 1980s, a wave of newer immigrants brought their own culture and traditions with Mattapan today a stronghold for Haitian, African and Caribbean residents. Leonard Bernstein, the composer and conductor, and Big Shug, the rapper, are notable Mattapan residents.