The community of Dorchester sits along the Dorchester Bay and the Neponset River just 17 minutes from downtown Boston. Residents of Dorchester apartments will have excellent access to public subways, trains and buses. You can also quickly get to the Logan International Airport making this a great location for anyone who travels out of town frequently.
Dorchester is home to the University of Massachusetts Boston on Columbia Point.
You can spend many days exploring the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum which holds many exhibits from JFK's presidential years, the space race and the Kennedy family.
Just about anything you might need for your Dorchester apartment can be found at the South Bay Center located in the north off Massachusetts Avenue. Useful shops such as Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Marshalls are represented here along with popular dining spots including Applebee's and Olive Garden.
Franklin Park features 527 acres of green space and paths for walking or bike riding, a zoo and an 18-hole municipal golf course. The annual Irish Heritage Festival is a great place to enjoy Irish entertainment, shopping and food.
Average Rent in Dorchester, MA
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