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Welcome to Dorchester, MA - A Designated Neighborhood in Boston, MA

Located in Norfolk County, Dorchester is one of 23 designated neighborhoods in Boston, MA. Dorchester is Boston’s largest and most populous neighborhoods and comprises many smaller sections and squares. Dorchester Avenue is the major neighborhood spine, running in a south-north line through all of Dorchester from Lower Mills to downtown Boston. The southern part of Dorchester is primarily a residential area, with established neighborhoods still defined by parishes and occupied by families for generations. The northern part of Dorchester is more urban, with a greater amount of apartment housing and industrial parks.

A popular area in Dorchester is called Columbia Point, which sits on a peninsula jutting out from the mainland of eastern Dorchester into the bay. There is a campus of activities and education that include:

  1. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum – This museum acquires, preserves, arranges, describes and provides access to materials in all formats that document the life, political career and times of the 35th President of the United States.
  2. Edward M. Kennedy Institute of the United States Senate – Dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in our government and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities.
  3. Commonwealth Museum – The Massachusetts Archives Division operates the Commonwealth Museum to educate and display some of its collections of important documents about state and national history.
  4. University of Massachusetts – Boston -The University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities. UMass Boston, part of the UMass system, combines a small-college experience with the vast resources of a major research university.
  5. Boston College High School -An independent, all boys, Jesuit preparatory school for grades 7-12, BC High has formed leaders across every field- and every walk of life- for more than 150 years. BC High has historic ties to Boston College.
  6. Boston Harborwalk – A near-continuous, 43-mile linear park along Boston’s shoreline. It stretches from the Neponset River in lower Dorchester to Constitution Beach in East Boston via Charlestown, the North End, Downtown, Seaport, South Boston and Dorchester.

Interesting places to eat and visit in Dorchester:

  1. The Blarney Stone – Originally, the first bar in America to sell draught Guinness, The Blarney Stone has evolved into a comfortable modern bar and family restaurant serving seasonal American cuisine.
  2. Lucy’s American Tavern – Located in Adams Village, our name was inspired by Lucy Stone, one of Dorchester’s most influential residents from the 1800’S. She was a pioneer for  women’s rights and paved the way for many amazing firsts for the women of America. Fresh modern American cuisine.
  3. Savin Bar + Kitchen – Located in the Savin Hill section of Dorchester, the variety of specialty wines, beers, and mixed cocktails along with the friendly experienced staff is truly something to enjoy. The menu uses only the freshest seasonal ingredients creating an innovative and well-rounded experience.
  4. dbar – Helmed by Chef Christopher Coombs, dbar ‘s menu features approachable yet inventive fare that showcases New England seasonality using the freshest local ingredients.
  5. Dorchester Brewing Company – A partner brewing facility with a public Tap Room serving partner and in-house brews on tap in Boston, MA.

The City of Boston is now called home to almost 6,873,018 residents. Estimated median household income is $78,800. Median home price is $560,300. Boston has a split tax rate; for fiscal year 2017, the real estate tax rate is $10.59 for residential and $25.37 for commercial and industrial properties.

Here are some important links that can help you navigate the City of Boston:

  1. City of Boston
  2. Boston Public Schools
  3. Boston Parks and Recreation
  4. Welcome to Dorchester
  5. Boston Elderly Commission – Council on Aging
  6. Utilities
  7. Guides to Boston
  8. Living in Dorchester

Are you considering buying or selling a home in Dorchester, MA? Do you need a real estate lawyer? SINC Law provides comprehensive real estate closing services in Boston, MA. Call our office at 781-930-3189 and speak with Bill Sincavage.

Real Estate Lawyer in Dorchester, Chinatown, Hyde Park and Boston, Massachusetts

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