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Dorchester, MA

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Part of Boston, Dorchester is a historic neighborhood that is reflective of the city’s past. Covering just over six square miles, the quaint town is home to a diverse culture and population. With several parks and various dining, lodging, and shopping options, Dorchester has plenty to offer those who live here or plan to visit. Since it is bordered by both the Boston Harbor and the Neponset River, water activities in the small town are plentiful as well.

Dorchester Apartments

$1800-$4190

Carson Tower
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$2580

The Longwood
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1

$2205-$4095

CityView at Longwood
Beds: Studio-3
Baths: 1-2

$1930-$3191

Archstone Quarry Hills
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$1458-$2150

eaves North Quincy
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1-2

$1810-$4807

Neponset Landing
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

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Love to Learn

Schooling is a major part of Dorchester. Within the town, and in surrounding Boston, hundreds of primary and high schools can be found, as well as a host of private and parochial schools. The University of Massachusetts Boston and the Roman Catholic Laboure College serve as higher education institutions for those looking to further their education. If you love to read or learn, visit one of the many libraries located in and around the area. The Boston Public Library has six different branches situated in Dorchester in order to make access easy for all residents.

Delve into History

If you are itching to learn the history of the town, the museums located here will help educate you on the subject. Visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum and Library and take a trip down the campaign trail. The trail is a replica of Kennedy’s campaign office and The Briefing Room will give you a glimpse into his is speeches and press conferences. On your next stop, visit the Commonwealth Museum, which will take you back to the battle for America’s independence. Within the museum are interactive art exhibits and historic documents reminiscent of the country’s heritage and freedom.

Outdoor Adventures

Though the city is bustling, nature lovers can still find a place to relax and enjoy the scenery. The Department of Conservation and Recreation offers plenty of options for those seeking outdoor adventures with that unique New England feel. With beaches, parkways, and swimming areas, you can find something for the whole family to enjoy on weekend staycations. First opened in 1912, the Franklin Zoo, offers a large community of animals for your viewing and learning pleasure. Along with the animals commonly found in zoos, birds, tropical forests, and children’s activities are also abundant.