Discover a classic Boston community with great transport links to downtown and plenty of waterfront activities to explore
As Boston’s largest neighborhood, Dorchester is brimming with local flavor around every corner. Saunter through residential blocks featuring a vibrant mix of classic triple-decker buildings, brownstones, and brand new waterfront apartments. Along the way you’ll come across cozy parks, waterfront retreats, and local businesses of all types.
Dorchester is known for its Vietnamese restaurants, so you can sample a huge selection of noodle soups and bahn mi sandwiches. Take a break from city life along the harbor with beaches and world-class attractions just a few minutes away. Explore Boston history at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library or take a bike ride along the waterfront trail.
Setting up your student life in Dorchester gives you the best of both worlds. You’ll find a quiet place to get your homework done thanks to the relaxed atmosphere of this neighborhood enclave. When you’re ready to close your books, head out into the thriving college social scene of Boston that’s easily accessible by public transit.
Your classes are just a quick walk or easy subway ride away. Swing by Flat Top Coffee, then enjoy a leisurely stroll over to the waterfront campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston, or hop the subway, known as the "T", to reach dozens of colleges and universities in the area. The Red Line cuts right through the neighborhood connecting you to all of greater Boston and schools like Harvard University, Tufts University, and Suffolk University.