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Featured Apartments in Dorchester, MA
Convenient to the Ashmont Train Station (Red Line). Close to Route 93. Bus stop in front of building.
Dorchester MA, 02122
Historic Renovated Schoolhouse with Urban Inspired Apartments. BRAND NEW. Great commuter town, minutes from Boston and Milton T Station.
Dorchester MA, 02126
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Dorchester MA, 02124
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Overview of Dorchester
Located just south of Boston (called "Southie" by locals), Dorchester is one of Beantown's fastest-growing communities. The largest neighborhood in the metropolis, it is also one of the most diverse with a heavy population of Irish and Vietnamese residents. With plenty of riverfront amenities and a strong sense of neighborhood pride, it makes sense that so many Massachusetts residents are finding their home in Dorchester apartments for rent. With two city parks within the limits, rentals here will give many of Boston's residents the quality of life they need.
Living in Dorchester, MA
The community of Dorchester was originally one of the largest towns in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, founded in 1630. One of the oldest neighborhoods in Massachusetts, Dorchester remained a rural farming area until it was annexed to Boston in 1870. Many of Dorchester's residents played an active role in the Salem Witch Trials and the Revolutionary War. Dorchester has seen a recent influx in young professionals and working artists in the area, adding an even more diverse factor to the community. Since Dorchester's annexation, it has exploded in growth, becoming the most populous community in Boston.
Dorchester Attractions and Special Events
Dorchester is home to the Blake House, the oldest surviving home in the Boston area. A great example of 17th century architecture, this home that was once owned by the Blake family until 1825. A variety of residents saved the home for historic preservation after the city of Boston threatened to demolish it in the late 1800s.
This thriving community is also home to the largest copyrighted work of art in the country. Called the Rainbow Swash, the artist Corita Kent designed and painted this multi-colored piece in 1971, and it has brightened the commute for many Boston residents along Interstate 93 ever since.
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