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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.comĀ® is happy to help you find your next home.

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The Benjamin Seaport Residences

Boston, MA 02210

$2,896+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

The Benjamin Seaport Residences

Boston, MA (D Street - West Broadway, Seaport District)


$2,896+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
23
VIA Seaport Residences

Boston, MA 02210

$2,782+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

VIA Seaport Residences

Boston, MA (D Street - West Broadway, Seaport District)


$2,782+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Highpoint

Quincy, MA 02169

$1,680+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Highpoint

Quincy, MA (Quincy Center)


$1,680+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
37
Avalon Quincy

Quincy, MA 02169

$1,790+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Avalon Quincy

Quincy, MA (Quincy Center)


$1,790+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
49
The Towers at Longfellow

Boston, MA 02114

$2,315+

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

The Towers at Longfellow

Boston, MA (West End)


$2,315+

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
22
eaves Quincy
333

Quincy, MA 02169

$1,635+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

eaves Quincy

Quincy, MA (South Quincy)

(333)

$1,635+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
15
Watermark
325

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2,725+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Watermark

Cambridge, MA (Kendall Square)

(325)

$2,725+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
34
The West End Apartments-Asteria, Villas and Vesta

Boston, MA 02114

$2,475+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

The West End Apartments-Asteria, Villas and Vesta

Boston, MA (West End)


$2,475+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
30
Auburn Court

Cambridge, MA 02139

$2,300+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Auburn Court

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport)


$2,300+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
13
Emerson Place

Boston, MA 02114

$2,360+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Emerson Place

Boston, MA (West End)


$2,360+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
17
Axiom Apartment Homes
137

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2,920+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

9 Units Available

Axiom Apartment Homes

Cambridge, MA

(137)

$2,920+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
9 Units Available
28
The Amelia
79

Quincy, MA 02169

$2,303+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Amelia

Quincy, MA (Quincy Center)

(79)

$2,303+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
50
Avalon North Station

Boston, MA 02114

$2,420+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Avalon North Station

Boston, MA (Downtown)


$2,420+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
53
West of Chestnut

Quincy, MA 02169

$1,899+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

8 Units Available

West of Chestnut

Quincy, MA (Quincy Center)


$1,899+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
8 Units Available
The Tremont

Boston, MA 02120

Contact for Pricing

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

The Tremont

Boston, MA


Contact for Pricing

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
The Longwood
27

Boston, MA 02120

$2,455+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

The Longwood

Boston, MA

(27)

$2,455+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
41
CityView at Longwood

Boston, MA 02120

$2,195+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

CityView at Longwood

Boston, MA


$2,195+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
Quincy Commons
5

Quincy, MA 02171

$1,342+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

6 Units Available

Quincy Commons

Quincy, MA

(5)

$1,342+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
6 Units Available
7
The Lofts at East Berkeley
2

Boston, MA 02118

$2,550+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

The Lofts at East Berkeley

Boston, MA (South End)

(2)

$2,550+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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107 Queensberry Street Apartments

Boston, MA 02215

$1,875+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

107 Queensberry Street Apartments

Boston, MA (Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood)


$1,875+

1-2 Beds1 Bath