5.5 out of 10

South Dorchester

Ranked 11th best neighborhood in Boston
42.2915362464723 -71.0611184860277
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees



"South Dorchester is one big mix"

South Dorchester is one of the largest and most diverse neighborhoods in Boston. A big mix of Irish Americans, African Americans, Latinos, gays and working artists make for a real tapestry. The waves of immigrants have kept things interesting with new stores and restaurants, and the face of the area constantly changes and one even finds neighborhoods within neighborhoods there. Dorchester is historic and is home to Boston’s oldest home (1648). Its south side exposure to Boston harbor also makes its green areas and parks popular. Residential and commercial areas are divided enough to make it an area with the best of both worlds.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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Best Streets in South Dorchester


Chelmsford St

"Quiet, friendly street in the best neighborhood in Dorchester"
42.2848105908333 -71.0536273472869

Lenoxdale Ave

"A beautiful Place"
42.2805361039269 -71.0540043178222

Dorchester Ave

"Exciting without a second thought"
42.2903111738737 -71.063020764325

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