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Dorchester

Dorchester is 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. 

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.

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.

Dorchester
Boston, MA 02121, 02122, 02124, and 02125
United States
Did you know...

Former residents can often be seen and heard claiming to be “OFD” — Originally From Dorchester.

Upcoming events

This is an informational flyer for the Faith Leader event.
Apr 25

Faith Leaders event

Climate Ready Boston presents a lunchtime webinar, April 26th at 12PM
Apr 26

Climate Ready Boston webinar

This is the flyer for Grove Hall in Color's Throwback Thursday event.
Apr 27

Grove Hall in Color's Throwback Thursday

Imagine Boston 2030
Apr 27

Forums on the Future: The history and future of planning in Boston

Latest news

This is the logo of the Love Your Block program.
Apr 24

First annual Civic Engagement Week starts today

Neighborhood Services
Summer Grant Photo
Apr 19

2017 BCYF summer grants now available for local agencies

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Mayor Walsh delivers his budget presentation in 2014
Apr 13

Imagine Boston Capital plan moving residents' priorities from idea to action

Budget
BCYF April Vaca
Apr 5

BCYF offering April vacation week activities

Boston Centers for Youth & Families