Bordered by South Boston and Roxbury, Dorchester is just 6 miles south of Boston. The area is undergoing a significant development boom with over 20 major residential and mixed-use projects in planning, approval or construction stages. Public and private municipal investments continue to invigorate this historic urban area.
Dorchester offers easy and convenient access to public transportation via the MBTA Red Line (JFK/UMass, Savin Hill, Fields Corner, Ashmont) and Commuter Rail (Upham’s Corner, Newmarket) – Downtown Boston is approximately a 15-20 minute ride on the T. For residents commuting by car, Dorchester is convenient to local highways including I-93 and Route 28.
Housing options range from historic Victorian single-family homes to multi-family townhouses to small and large apartment buildings. Lower Mills, situated along the Neponset River, was formally an industrial district home to Walter Baker & Company, the first chocolate maker in the US. Today, many of these warehouse buildings have been converted into luxury residential lofts.
In additional to local businesses, the South Bay Shopping Center provides one-stop shopping with retailers including Target, Home Depot, TJ Maxx, Olive Garden, Applebee’s and Stop & Shop.