Dorchester

Dorchester is a historic neighborhood comprising over 6 square miles (16 km2) in BostonMassachusettsUnited States. The town was founded by Puritans who emigrated in 1630 from DorchesterDorsetEngland. This dissolved municipality, Boston's largest neighborhood by far, is often divided by city planners in order to create two planning areas roughly equivalent in size and population to other Boston neighborhoods.

The neighborhood is named after the town of Dorchester in the English county of Dorset, from which Puritans emigrated on the ship Mary and John, among others and is today sometimes nicknamed "Dot" by its residents.

Dorchester, now covering a geographic area approximately equivalent to nearby Cambridge, was founded in 1630 just a few months before the founding of the city of Boston. It was still a primarily rural town and had a population of 12,000 when it was annexed to Boston in 1870. Railroad and streetcar lines brought rapid growth, increasing the population to 150,000 by 1920. In the 2010 United States Census, the population was 92,115. Dorchester as a separate municipality would rank among the top five Massachusetts cities.

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$675,000
Boston, MA
3
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of Stephanie Petronelli
Walnut Realty & Development
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$550,000
Boston, MA
4
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Betty Mosley
Keller Williams Elite
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$297,000
Boston, MA
2
beds
1
baths
Listing courtesy of Kevin M. Berry
Kevin Berry Real Estate
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$324,900
Boston, MA
3
beds
1
baths
Listing courtesy of Kieran Brosnan
Brosnan Realty Group, Inc.
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$749,000
Boston, MA
4
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Pauline Marino
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate
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