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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

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Jul 18

Summer tennis and reading program (ages 6 - 10)

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Jul 18

Summer tennis and reading program (ages 11 - 18)

Jul 18

BCYF Fun Stops 2019 - Leahy-Holloran

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Jul 18

Boston Neighborhood Basketball League

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Jul 1

Demolition Delay application: 173 Magnolia Street, Dorchester

Landmarks Commission
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Jun 20

Free ParkARTS Children’s workshops in July and August

Parks and Recreation
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Jun 14

Bunker Hill Parade, Adidas Boost Games, Other Events

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Jun 12

2019 Greenovate Award winners

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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.