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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.

Prospective residents thinking about living in Dorchester apartments for rent today have an annual cost of living index that is estimated to be 8.7 percent greater than the rest of Boston and 25.3 percent greater than the national average, reported AreaVibes. The Dorchester community typically pays $3.85 for a gallon of gas, $5.31 for a cup of coffee and $8.99 for pizza, added the source.

Those residents of Dorchester apartments for rent seeking employment opportunities have access to jobs in leading industries such as healthcare, education and finances. As the largest neighborhood in the city of Boston, residents of Dorchester apartments looking for employment opportunities can turn to the largest employers in the greater city of Boston, including the Boston Harbor Hotel, the Institution for Savings, RE/MAX Leading Edge, Fruit Center Marketplace and VNA of Middlesex-East.

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 of apartments for rent in Dorchester 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.

To find apartments in Dorchester, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

Garrison Square - Boston, MA 02116
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(170)

Boston, MA 02116

$3596 - $7854

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)

(170)

$3596 - $7854

160 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watermark - Cambridge, MA 02142
11

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2944 - $5459

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)


$2944 - $5459

322 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

100 Pier 4 - Boston, MA 02210
16
(75)

Boston, MA 02210

$2724 - $5957

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)

(75)

$2724 - $5957

369 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

AVA Back Bay - Boston, MA 02199
42

Boston, MA 02199

$3045 - $9055

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)


$3045 - $9055

271 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

AVA Theater District - Boston, MA 02116
24
(51)

Boston, MA 02116

$2724 - $7010

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(51)

$2724 - $7010

398 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Exeter - Boston, MA 02116
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Boston, MA 02116

$2805 - $9520

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)


$2805 - $9520

187 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

eaves North Quincy - Quincy, MA 02171
17
(167)

Quincy, MA 02171

$1682 - $2505

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (East Milton, Montclair...)

(167)

$1682 - $2505

224 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Piano Craft Guild - Boston, MA 02118
26
(3)

Boston, MA 02118

$2300 - $4400

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Mission Hill, South End)

(3)

$2300 - $4400

177 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Burbank Apartments - Boston, MA 02115
15

Boston, MA 02115

$1769 - $3323

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Boston, MA (Fenway)


$1769 - $3323

173 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Avalon at Prudential Center - Boston, MA 02199
25
(719)

Boston, MA 02199

$2755 - $5105

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay)

(719)

$2755 - $5105

781 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

eaves Quincy - Quincy, MA 02169
22
(333)

Quincy, MA 02169

$1600 - $2035

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (North Commons, Quincy Center)

(333)

$1600 - $2035

245 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

315 on A - Boston, MA 02210
28

Boston, MA 02210

$2380 - $4790

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Fort Point, South Boston...)


$2380 - $4790

202 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Parkside Luxury Apartments - Boston, MA 02115
7
(4)

Boston, MA 02115

$1550 - $3600

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Stony Brook Commons - Roslindale, MA 02131
26

Roslindale, MA 02131

$1176 - $2708

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Roslindale, MA (Metropolitan Hill, Roslindale)


$1176 - $2708

540 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avenir Apartments - Boston, MA 02114
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Boston, MA 02114

$3310 - $4381

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)


$3310 - $4381

241 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Longwood Towers - Brookline, MA 02446
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Brookline, MA 02446

$3295 - $4895

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Brookline, MA (Longwood)


$3295 - $4895

66 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Van Ness - Boston, MA 02215
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Boston, MA 02215

$2730 - $5461

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Fenway, West Fens)


$2730 - $5461

172 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Park Lane Seaport - Boston, MA 02210
17
(280)

Boston, MA 02210

$2600 - $7941

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)

(280)

$2600 - $7941

465 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

1443 Beacon Street - Brookline, MA 02446
16

Brookline, MA 02446

$3090 - $4885

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Brookline, MA (Griggs Park)


$3090 - $4885

115 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Loft23 - Cambridge, MA 02139
21

Cambridge, MA 02139

$3020 - $6331

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport)


$3020 - $6331

51 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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