Boston's Largest Area
Dorchester is one of Boston’s largest neighborhoods. Originally, Dorchester was not a part of Boston but considered its own separate town. In 1630, Dorchester was founded by Puritans who emigrated from Dorchester, England, thus earning its name. It was annexed by Boston in the year of 1870, which is when Dorchester experienced a large growth in population. Dorchester nowadays is known for being home to a diverse population, with many of its members playing active roles in political groups. The Neponset River Reservation is a popular location for enjoying the outdoors - where residents go fishing, hiking, kayaking, walking trails, and bird-watching. It is also home to Franklin Park, a large section of Boston’s Emerald Necklace, with a golf course, 500 acres of green space, and a zoo.

Dorchester also has plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from. With fantastic ratings and online recommendations from the locals, it is easy to find a perfect spot. Restaurants in the area include Tropical Island, Minina Cafe, Cesaria, Pho Le Restaurant, and Yuen B.B.Q. Bars include Twelve Ben's Inc, JJ's Irish Pub & Grille, Fireside Tavern, and The Jeanie Johnston Pub. Dorchester is perfect for people wanting to enjoy neighborhood living, with plenty of attractions to enjoy.
What Dorchester Residents
Think About Their Apartments
Median rents in Dorchester
1 Bedroom
2 Bedroom

Getting to Know

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Glenway St to Neponset River
North to South Boundaries: Melnea Cass Blvd to Neponset River
Antonio’s Pizzeria
Banh Mi Ba Le
Fiskie’s Cafe
The Avenue Grille & Pizzeria
Star Market
Rite Aid
Savin Hill Yoga
Joe Moakley Park
Savin Hill Park
FunTea Cafe
Sugar Bowl Cafe
16/8 (bus)
Red Line (metro)

Best Apartments
in Dorchester

Studio $1,690
1 Bed $1,810
2 Beds $2,095

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Studio $1,976
1 Bed $2,206
2 Beds $3,301

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Studio $2,030
1 Bed $2,368
2 Beds $3,150

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1 Bed $1,700
3 Beds $3,218

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