Dorchester Homes for Sale
Dorchester, Boston's largest neighborhood, is also one of its most diverse. It has a varied mix of Eastern Europeans, African Americans, European Americans, Irish American immigration, Caribbean Americans, Latinos, and East and Southeast Asian Americans. Recently, there has been an influx of young professionals and working artists to Dorchester, adding to its diversity
During the early 1950s, Dorchester was a center of civil rights activism. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived there for much of the time he attended Boston University for his PhD.
Dorchester Avenue is the major neighborhood spine, running in a south-north line through all of Dorchester from Lower Mills to downtown Boston. Dorchester Avenue anchors the neighborhood business district with a unique mix of ethnic restaurants, beauty salons, electronics stores, and pharmacies. The northern part of Dorchester is more urban, with a greater amount of apartment housing and industrial parks.
Franklin Park, considered the "crown jewel" of Frederick Law Olmsted's Emerald Necklace Park System, is located in Dorchester.The Park features 527 acres of green space and walking paths, a zoo, and an 18-hole municipal golf course.
The neighborhood is served by five stations on the MBTA Red Line rapid transit service, five stations on the Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line, two stations on the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line, and various bus routes