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Dorchester is the largest neighborhood in the City of Boston, Massachusetts. The population at the time of the 2010 census was 92,115. Founded by Puritans in 1630, the neighborhood is named after the town of Dorchester in the English county of Dorset, where the Puritans emigrated from. Today, it’s known by locals as “Dot” and comprises over 6 square miles in Boston.
In August of 2015, the average annual selling price of a single-family home in Dorchester was $413,157. The average for a condo was $351,132, and the average for a multi-family in Dorchester was $541,187.
There are many opportunities to enjoy beautiful outdoor spaces, beaches and boating opportunities in Dorchester. Bordered by the Neponset River and Boston Harbor, Pope John Paul II Park is a beautiful spot to sit and enjoy the scenery. A former landfill and drive-in, “Pope Park” been restored to a place of natural beauty and is now a beloved spot to walk, bike, play, and picnic. Another beautiful spot, Franklin Park, has 527 acres of green space and walking paths, and offers a zoo and 18-hole municipal golf course.
There are 41 K-12 schools in Dorchester, including 31 public schools and 10 private schools, as well as 20 elementary schools, 18 middle schools, and 51 preschools.
Dorchester has something for everyone. With its close proximity to downtown Boston, Dorchester is a great location for commuters, and is a beloved community to many long-time residents and to those just discovering all that “Dot” has to offer.