4.5 out of 10

North Dorchester

Ranked 13th best neighborhood in Boston
42.315151137596 -71.0539601934638
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3/5
2yrs+

"Historical Boston neighborhood rich in diversity"

North Dorchester, which is part of the greater Dorchester area of Boston is known as a hub of activity for the areas many Irish, Vietnamese, African American, and Latin American immigrants. With all of the ethnic populations residing in North Dorchester there are several amazing restaurants that serve up some of the best food in the city.

North Dorchester also features several great parks that have walking paths, toys for the kids, bike trails, and even a zoo. The neighborhood pride is strong in North Dorchester and has been home to many famous residents such as Martin Luther King Jr., Mr. Spock Leonard Nimoy, and actor Mark Wahlberg. A recent influx of young professionals and artists has added to the area’s eclectic mix, but North Dorchester still remains a working class neighborhood.
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2/5
2yrs+

"The neighborhood of neighborhoods."

Northern Dorchester is a residential area and is also the major shopping destination for most people who in live the southern and western portions of the area. It has Uphams Corner, which is where all the shops are. Jones Hill nearby is nearly all residential and mostly all older Victorian homes. Harbor Point is where you find the University of Massachusetts and the John F. Kennedy Library, which is notable for hanging out almost over the water of the Harbor.

Like the rest of Dorchester, the northern section is a veritable tapestry of nationalities and ethnic groups and one of the reasons the area is referred to as 'the neighborhood of neighborhoods'. Expect to find double and triple-decker multi-family houses, a real mixed bag of feeling from block to block and little neighborhood to neighborhood. It takes really examining the smaller areas because they are all so very different.
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