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South Dorchester, Boston

The neighborhood of South Dorchester can be found in the city of Boston, Massachusetts.

South Dorchester offers a calm environment and will appeal to home buyers who enjoy spending time in green spaces. Most areas in this neighborhood are quiet, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - however some parts can be quite loud, especially around one of the railway lines or Sargeant William G Walsh Expressway. Finally, the majority of locations in the neighborhood have reasonably good access to parks, including Port Norfolk Park and Ronan Park, since there are approximately 40 of them close by for residents to enjoy and getting to the closest park from most properties is very easy.

In South Dorchester, around 45% of the dwellings are small apartment buildings, while large apartment buildings, duplexes, and single detached homes are the main alternatives in the housing stock. This neighborhood has a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 60% of the dwellings in the neighborhood are occupied by renters while owners occupy the remainder. Most homes in this area were constructed before the 1960s, during its most significant housing boom.

Primary as well as high schools are very easy to get to on foot from any location in South Dorchester. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. When it comes to food, both general and specialty grocery stores are ordinarily accessible within a short walk from any home in this part of the city. Likewise, those who are fond of dining in restaurants or cafes will have a fair number of options in South Dorchester. A decent choice of clothing stores is also available within a rather short walking distance.

No matter the mode of transportation, it is reasonably easy to get around in South Dorchester. Most homes for sale in this neighborhood are located in areas that are very conducive to walking; most daily errands can be run on foot, and there are also a fair number of businesses in proximity. The good public transit infrastructure makes transit a viable option for many as a result of 3 rapid transit stations (Ashmont Station, Fields Corner Station and Shawmut Station) on the Red Line, and about 20 nearby bus lines. South Dorchester is also a fairly convenient part of Boston for traveling by car. It is a rather short car ride to the closest highway, such as Sargeant William G Walsh Expressway, from anywhere in South Dorchester.

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