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Best Places To Live Near South Dorchester, Boston, MA

  • South Dorchester, Boston, MA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 66,765
  • I have lived in the South Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, MA for over five years. It is one of the best neighborhoods I have lived in for several reasons. What attracted me to the area was the…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score89
  • Belmont, MA
  • City: 9.6mi / 15.4km away
  • Population: 25,555
  • I have really enjoyed living here. I think the cost of living is kind of high, but you definitely get what you pay for here and it is worth the money. There are so many things to do and everything is…[read more]
  • Arlington, MA
  • City: 10.4mi / 16.8km away
  • Population: 44,408
  • I have lived in Arlington, Massachusetts almost all my life. I moved there with my parents when I was just 6 years old, since then I have fallen in love with the city and it's calm and cool seasons and…[read more]
  • Winchester, MA
  • City: 12.1mi / 19.5km away
  • Population: 22,491
  • Winchester is a beautiful town outside of Boston. It is very expensive but that's because it's such a wonderful place. It's very safe with good schools, nice scenery and a nice downtown. I wish I lived…[read more]
  • Franklin Town, MA
  • City: 22.9mi / 36.9km away
  • Population: 32,873
  • Franklin is a great place for families. It is a place that you can go out for a walk around the neighborhood or Franklin State Park. The neighbors or generally friendly. Franklin just invested in new…[read more]
  • Newton, MA
  • City: 8.2mi / 13.2km away
  • Population: 88,317
  • Newton is a great place to live, work and visit. Each of the 13 villages has its own little main street/business districts, community events and activities. The city values green space and its natural…[read more]
  • Brookline, MA
  • City: 4.9mi / 7.9km away
  • Population: 59,180
  • Brookline is a diverse, densely populated, safe and progressive society. There are many different types of restaurants and shops. It is walkable and has access to public transportation. The town is also…[read more]
  • Dedham, MA
  • City: 6.9mi / 11.0km away
  • Population: 25,272
  • I absolutely love living in Dedham. Most of the homes have big backyards compared to a lot of other towns nearby. We have a lot of family-friendly activities, good schools, and excellent shopping…[read more]
  • Reading, MA
  • City: 17.1mi / 27.6km away
  • Population: 25,490
  • Living in Reading, Massachusetts is wonderful as it has all the small town charm while not being too far away from the big city of Boston! People in this community are quite friendly and neighborly, the…[read more]
  • Lexington, MA
  • City: 13.9mi / 22.4km away
  • Population: 32,936
  • Wow, I really love living in Lexington, MA. because city is full of culture and history. Its known world over as the birth place of the United States of America, where the battle of the American…[read more]
  • Wakefield, MA
  • City: 14.8mi / 23.9km away
  • Population: 26,399
  • I absolutely adore living in Wakefield! I’ve lived here almost all of my life (short stint in Maine) and love living in a town where people actually care about you. The public school is great, my…[read more]
  • Swampscott, MA
  • City: 15.0mi / 24.1km away
  • Population: 14,250
  • I enjoy living in Swampscott because even though it is only 15 miles or so from Boston, it really has the feel of being a small beach town. History seems present everywhere. For example, I commute to…[read more]
  • Scituate, MA
  • City: 18.2mi / 29.3km away
  • Population: 5,471
  • Wellesley, MA
  • City: 11.5mi / 18.6km away
  • Population: 28,909
  • Located just outside of Boston, Wellesley is a beautiful and charming town that’s both safe and walkable. There’s a brilliant library, great schools, and a relatively essy transport connections to…[read more]
  • Abington, MA
  • City: 12.8mi / 20.6km away
  • Population: 16,196
  • Abington is a close-knit community of nice friendly people. We are not that far from Boston which makes it easy for my commute to work. We value education as we just built another middle and high school…[read more]
  • Melrose, MA
  • City: 11.5mi / 18.5km away
  • Population: 27,787
  • Melrose is a nice small city just outside of Boston. There are a lot of victorians and other nice houses in the area. Melrose has a wonderful downtown with shops, restaurants and a Victorian fair every…[read more]
  • Norwood, MA
  • City: 10.0mi / 16.1km away
  • Population: 29,018
  • Norwood is a fantastic small city to move to. It's very busy for its size and you'll be sure to find something in the city that interests you. There are a lot of job opportunities available, especially…[read more]
  • Cambridge, MA
  • City: 6.7mi / 10.8km away
  • Population: 108,757
  • I signed up for a 1 year membership right after my first class because I was hooked! It's a killer workout, SUCH a great stress reliever and so much fun! My abs are sore before the end of the class and I…[read more]
  • Watertown Town, MA
  • City: 8.2mi / 13.2km away
  • Population: 33,849
  • I absolutely love Watertown Massachusetts, it is so close to Boston and other popular places, where there is so much going on, and so much history. Living in Watertown Massachusetts has been the most…[read more]
  • Needham, MA
  • City: 9.4mi / 15.2km away
  • Population: 30,167
  • Needham is a nice little town, with excellent schools and a robust LGBT support commmunity. The biggest problems that I’ve found, in living here, are that it might be difficult for middle-class families…[read more]
  • Beverly, MA
  • City: 21.5mi / 34.6km away
  • Population: 40,967
  • If you love Boston but hate living in the city, Beverly is definitely the best option. I’ve been living in Beverly for the past 10 years and, after living in the city my entire childhood and adolescence,…[read more]
  • Stoneham, MA
  • City: 12.9mi / 20.8km away
  • Population: 21,831
  • Stoneham, Massachusetts Is a quaint little suburb just outside of the bustling city of Boston. With a population of just under 22,000, Stoneham Is much quieter than inner-city Boston. Of course, there…[read more]
  • Mansfield Center, MA
  • City: 20.2mi / 32.5km away
  • Population: 7,763
  • Waltham, MA
  • City: 11.6mi / 18.7km away
  • Population: 62,699
  • I came to Waltham when I bought my first house as a single adult female about 10 years ago. Back then the housing market was more affordable and I got a lot of house for my buck. The most notable…[read more]
  • Burlington, MA
  • City: 16.5mi / 26.5km away
  • Population: 25,698
  • Burlington has been my home for years now and I love living here. It's close enough to Boston that you can head down to the city whenever you feel like it. Plus, that opens up a huge amount of…[read more]
  • Sharon, MA
  • City: 13.6mi / 21.8km away
  • Population: 5,841
  • Walpole, MA
  • City: 14.2mi / 22.9km away
  • Population: 6,209
  • Braintree Town, MA
  • City: 6.4mi / 10.4km away
  • Population: 37,066
  • I've lived in Braintree Town a while and in New England my whole life and love it. Braintree Town is a great city a little south of Boston with its own unique vibe. Getting around Braintree is pretty…[read more]
  • West Roxbury, Boston, MA
  • Neighborhood: 5.2mi / 8.4km away
  • Population: 32,855
  • Woburn, MA
  • City: 14.6mi / 23.5km away
  • Population: 39,220
  • This place is long as your making a ton of money. Ive lived here since i was 3, moved down to NC for about 8yrs and when i came back in 2010 it was impossible to find anyplace to live bc of…[read more]
  • Hingham, MA
  • City: 9.5mi / 15.2km away
  • Population: 5,777
  • Lynnfield, MA
  • City: 16.9mi / 27.2km away
  • Population: 12,489
  • I've been living in Lynnfield Massachusetts for 5 years and have enjoyed the small-town atmosphere in this community on the outskirts of Boston that has provided me and my family with a very unique…[read more]
  • Wilmington, MA
  • City: 19.8mi / 31.8km away
  • Population: 23,310
  • I like living in Wilmington, it's a very pleasant city. The homes here are expensive, even by Massachusetts' standards, but in my opinion, the cost of living is worth it. Boston is pretty close which…[read more]
  • Medfield, MA
  • City: 14.3mi / 23.0km away
  • Population: 6,575
  • Mit, Cambridge, MA
  • Neighborhood: 5.1mi / 8.2km away
  • Population: 4,970
  • Medford, MA
  • City: 9.6mi / 15.5km away
  • Population: 57,180
  • This city has everything! It has multiple parks, low crime, and good transit access! Bus stations can be found on all major streets. Also, there is a rail station in the Western part of town, where it…[read more]
  • Somerville, MA
  • City: 7.3mi / 11.7km away
  • Population: 79,507
  • I loved my time in Somerville. I felt safe for the most part and I liked how close I was to transportation and grocery stores. Despite not having a car I found it relatively easy to get around. Great…[read more]
  • Milton, MA
  • City: 3.5mi / 5.7km away
  • Population: 27,351
  • When you put axis the relitvely high cost of living, Milton is a really nice little town outside of Boston. Though, there’s not really much here for single adults. The younger you are, I feel the more…[read more]
  • Hanson, MA
  • City: 18.8mi / 30.3km away
  • Population: 1,757
  • Marblehead, MA
  • City: 18.2mi / 29.3km away
  • Population: 20,363
  • Living in Marblehead is a thrill honestly. I love the state and living right here in the Massachusetts Bay is spectacular in more ways than one. I can't count how many crabs and lobster we caught on our…[read more]
  • Pinehurst, MA
  • City: 19.0mi / 30.5km away
  • Population: 7,546
  • Nahant, MA
  • City: 11.1mi / 17.8km away
  • Population: 3,471
  • North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA
  • Neighborhood: 8.4mi / 13.4km away
  • Population: 13,280
  • Foxborough, MA
  • City: 18.4mi / 29.6km away
  • Population: 5,491
  • West Cambridge, Cambridge, MA
  • Neighborhood: 7.1mi / 11.4km away
  • Population: 8,854
  • Saugus, MA
  • City: 12.6mi / 20.2km away
  • Population: 27,773
  • I have been living in Saugus Maryland for the last 4 years and have enjoyed the professional environment and classy people that live in this diverse community. I have enjoyed the small-time feel but with…[read more]
  • Duxbury, MA
  • City: 25.8mi / 41.5km away
  • Population: 1,498
  • Danvers, MA
  • City: 20.4mi / 32.8km away
  • Population: 27,558
  • Danvers is beyond quiet, and a great place to raise a family. Growing up here I made so many friends throughout high school, memories that will last a lifetime. I was surprised we managed to do that, as…[read more]
  • Roslindale, Boston, MA
  • Neighborhood: 3.3mi / 5.3km away
  • Population: 36,129
  • Peabody, MA
  • City: 17.7mi / 28.5km away
  • Population: 52,235
  • As someone who has lived in the small state of Massachusetts for my entire life I have had the chance to visit nearly all of the state's cities and towns. Among the ones I have frequently visited is the…[read more]
  • Southfield, MA
  • City: 11.7mi / 18.8km away
  • Population: 0

Listed above are the best places to live in South Dorchester, Boston, MA for 2021. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - South Dorchester, Boston, MA, followed by the best places to live near South Dorchester, Boston, MA, sorted by Livability Score.

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