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Last updated: 7/8/19


The biggest and most diverse neighborhood in the City.

The largest neighborhood in Boston is also one of the most diverse. Long-time residents mingle together with new immigrants from Vietnam, Cape Verde, Ireland, and many other countries.

This wonderful mix of residents from all cultures and backgrounds makes it an incredibly vibrant place to live, work, and spend time. Former residents can often be seen and heard claiming to be “OFD” — Originally From Dorchester.

Boston, MA 02121, 02122, 02124, and 02125
United States

Upcoming events

We Are Boston: United We Thrive
Nov 22

We Are Boston 2019: United We Thrive

Family Gym
Nov 23

Family Gym at BCYF Holland

Nov 30

STEAM Saturday at BCYF Perkins

Enchanted Trolley Tour dates
Dec 7

2019 Enchanted Trolley Tour: Day 2

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320-322 Norfolk Ave
Oct 28

Demolition Delay Application: 320-322 Norfolk Avenue, Dorchester

Landmarks Commission
Harambee Park
Oct 25

Harambee Park receives $400,000 grant for new field, increased accessibility

Parks and Recreation
Oct 16

Celebrate Halloween 2019 with BCYF

Boston Centers for Youth and Families
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Oct 11

Columbus Day Parade, Boston 10K for Women, Other Events

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About the neighborhood

Field’s Corner

Field’s Corner is the heart of the Vietnamese community in Boston. There you’ll find the first Vietnamese Community Center in the country and the best Vietnamese restaurants in the City. Dorchester Avenue is the center of the business district and features restaurants, local small businesses, pharmacies, ethnic stores, and more.

Franklin Park

Dorchester is also home to Franklin Park, the “crown jewel” of the Emerald Necklace Park System. The park has more 527 acres of green space, a zoo, and public golf course. Among the dozens of other parks in the neighborhood, recently renovated Pope John Paul II Park offers numerous walking and bike paths, athletic fields, and picnic areas with beautiful views of Boston Harbor and the Neponset River.