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Living in South Dorchester Boston

South Dorchester is the 17th most walkable neighborhood in Boston with 60,535 residents.

South Dorchester has excellent public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: North Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury, South End, South Boston, Bay Village and Mission Hill.

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Walk Score of South Dorchester, Boston, MA

South Dorchester is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Doherty Gibson Playground

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Mothers Rest

Most errands can be accomplished on foot in South Dorchester Boston.

South Dorchester is the 17th most walkable neighborhood in Boston with a Walk Score of 81.

Find apartments in Boston's most walkable neighborhoods: North End, Chinatown and Bay Village.

South Dorchester Neighborhood Ranking

Compare South Dorchester to other Boston neighborhoods.

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Population

15 South Boston 81 65 69 33,607
16 East Boston 81 64 59 39,798
17 South Dorchester 81 72 56 60,535
18 Roxbury 81 77 71 60,853
19 North Dorchester 79 66 64 27,229

See Walk Score rankings for all of Boston.

Eating & Drinking

There are about 134 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in South Dorchester.

People in South Dorchester can walk to an average of 3 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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thumbnail for Parkview InnThis is park view you can rent a room for the night, or you can rent rooms for long periods of time for a great low affordable price. If in area for short period or a little longer this is the place to go to, great location, shopping plaza across the street bus route. Bike lanes for bicycles. Call for more information

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on Parkview Inn

Transit Score of South Dorchester, Boston, MA

South Dorchester has Excellent Transit

Transit is convenient for most trips. Find South Dorchester Boston apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

South Dorchester has excellent public transportation and about 18 bus, 2 rail, 1 subway and 1 light rail lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from South Dorchester on public transit.

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South Dorchester has about 5 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

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Voula Paras

I grew up in west Roxbury mass, I am currently a home maker mother of 2, am engaged, travel around Boston and surrounding towns daily. I am a motivated go getter willing to try new things with a great scence of humor. Feel free to contact me if needed any info about Boston and surrounding towns.

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Mothers Rest

Photo of Doherty Gibson Playground in South Dorchester, Boston

Doherty Gibson Playground

Photo of Doherty Gibson Playground in South Dorchester, Boston

Doherty Gibson Playground

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Bike Score of South Dorchester, Boston, MA

South Dorchester is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Photo of Mothers Rest in South Dorchester, Boston

Mothers Rest

Photo of Doherty Gibson Playground in South Dorchester, Boston

Doherty Gibson Playground

Photo of Doherty Gibson Playground in South Dorchester, Boston

Doherty Gibson Playground

Photo of Doherty Gibson Playground in South Dorchester, Boston

Doherty Gibson Playground

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Rest Rooms

Photo of Rosa's Liquors in South Dorchester, Boston

Rosa's Liquors

thumbnail for Mothers RestThis is a beautiful resting area with benches a great spot to sit down take a break eat your lunch and relax

Voula Paras
on Mothers Rest

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Ole Scollay Square's Red Hat

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Apartments

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La Martine Beauty Supply

thumbnail for Doherty Gibson PlaygroundThis is a great playground with multiple swings, benches covered in wood chips not dirt. Great play area

Voula Paras
on Doherty Gibson Playground

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Doherty Gibson Playground

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Hien Vuong Restaurant

thumbnail for Doherty Gibson PlaygroundThis is benches to a great baseball field outdoors. Has public restrooms also. Bike locks as well

Voula Paras
on Doherty Gibson Playground

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