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A premier urban destination just south of downtown Boston

  • Urban
  • Bustling
  • Historic
  • Coastal
  • University
  • Public Transit

As Boston’s largest neighborhood, Dorchester offers a diverse urban landscape just five miles south of downtown Boston. With unbeatable access to Boston’s multitude of attractions and amenities, Dorchester provides a premier location for commuters and big-city lovers.

Enjoy access to Boston’s branch of the University of Massachusetts on the bay, and visit related historic tourist attractions like the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Stroll the nature trails along the river in south Dorchester at the Neponset River Reservation, or attend family-friendly community events at neighboring Dorchester Park.

Adventure with family and friends to the historic Franklin Park Zoo, try one of the many delicious local restaurants, explore boutique shops, and enjoy various entertainment venues around this coastal town. Luxury apartments are abundant in Dorchester, as are standard apartment and condo rentals, meaning there’s something for every renter in this lively Boston neighborhood!

Rent Trends

As of September 2018, the average apartment rent in Dorchester, MA is $2,034 for a studio, $1,949 for one bedroom, $2,410 for two bedrooms, and $2,067 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Dorchester has decreased by -6.8% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 536 $2,034
1 BR 779 $1,949
2 BR 949 $2,410
3 BR 1,140 $2,067


84 Walk Score® Very Walkable
68 Transit Score® Good Transit
62 Bike Score® Bikeable


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Apartments for Rent Under $700 in Dorchester, MA

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