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Best Places To Live In South Dorchester, Boston, MA

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  • 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
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score84
  • Franklin Town, MA
  • 22.9 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Winchester, MA
  • 12.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 22,491
  • Living in Winchester creates a volley of issues for those who don't love New England winter, the Patriots, and real northern culture. I know the winters can be harsh, but that is only part of the year.
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  • Wellesley, MA
  • 11.5 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Newton, MA
  • 8.2 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Melrose, MA
  • 11.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27,787
  • Melrose has a lot of historic sites that make visiting the city (or living there) especially interesting. There are also several dining options that you'll want to take advantage of, especially if you'll
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  • Belmont, MA
  • 9.6 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Needham, MA
  • 9.4 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • West Cambridge, Cambridge, MA
  • 7.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,854
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  • Reading, MA
  • 17.1 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Brookline, MA
  • 4.9 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Lexington, MA
  • 13.9 miles away (City)
  • 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
81
  • Hingham, MA
  • 9.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,777
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  • Dedham, MA
  • 6.9 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Norwood, MA
  • 10 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Arlington, MA
  • 10.4 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Swampscott, MA
  • 15 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Cochituate, MA
  • 15.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,940
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  • Stoneham, MA
  • 12.9 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Milton, MA
  • 3.6 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Danvers, MA
  • 20.4 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Wakefield, MA
  • 14.8 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Aggasiz-Harvard, Cambridge, MA
  • 7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,061
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  • Marblehead, MA
  • 18.2 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Walpole, MA
  • 14.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,209
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  • Back Bay-Beacon Hill, Boston, MA
  • 4.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 28,988
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  • North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA
  • 8.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 13,280
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  • Scituate, MA
  • 18.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,471
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  • Woburn, MA
  • 14.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 39,220
  • The best thing about Woburn, MA is that it is 9 miles from Boston so everything is easily accessible. I love going to the Middlesex Fells Reservation to hike, sightsee and enjoy what nature has to offer.
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  • Lynnfield, MA
  • 16.9 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Watertown Town, MA
  • 8.2 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Neighborhood 9, Cambridge, MA
  • 7.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,671
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  • Marshfield, MA
  • 22.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,663
  • Sharing my personal experience as a "liberal hippie" moving to Marshfield from Boston, I an a native of Mass but NOT of the "South Shore"If you are White, fairly Conservative, straight and enjoy
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  • North Pembroke, MA
  • 19.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,976
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  • Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge, MA
  • 6.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 13,198
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  • Duxbury, MA
  • 25.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,498
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  • Beverly, MA
  • 21.5 miles away (City)
  • 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,
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  • Wilmington, MA
  • 19.8 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Braintree Town, MA
  • 6.4 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Sharon, MA
  • 13.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,841
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  • Abington, MA
  • 12.8 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Medfield, MA
  • 14.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,575
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  • Burlington, MA
  • 16.5 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Mansfield Center, MA
  • 20.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,763
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  • Cambridgeport, Cambridge, MA
  • 5.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 12,501
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  • Waltham, MA
  • 11.6 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Pinehurst, MA
  • 19 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,546
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  • Millis-Clicquot, MA
  • 17.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,565
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  • Foxborough, MA
  • 18.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,491
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  • East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA
  • 5.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,877
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  • Framingham, MA
  • 18.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 70,743
  • I see that Framingham was given an F for education. If you are willing to work, you will get a great education in Framingham. See

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