Dorchester Real Estate Market Overview

Could Dorchester, Boston, MA be your next home? Kick-start your search with Trulia’s real estate guide and home search. With interactive maps and charts, Trulia provides a comprehensive overview of market trends, schools, demographics, and lifestyle data to help you learn all about Dorchester. Not sure which neighborhood is for you? Check out our Nearby Places section below to explore popular neighborhoods near Dor...chester such as South Boston and West Roxbury. When you’re ready, Trulia has 61 resale and new homes in Dorchester lined up for you, including 16 open houses, and 105 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. View more


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Housing Market Trends

Market trends help you understand the movement of key price indicators. Trends in Dorchester show a 120% year-over-year rise in median sales price and a -10% drop in median rent per month.

Median Sales Price
The median sales price for homes in Dorchester for Apr 28 to Jul 27 was $440,000 based on 1 home sales.
Price Per Square Ft.
Average price per square foot for Dorchester was $253, an increase of 60% compared to the same period last year.
Median Rent Per Month
The median rent per month for apartments in Dorchester for Jun 28 to Jul 28 was $2,700.


Most frequent crimes in the past year

Dorchester has low crime relative to the rest of Suffolk County.

Knowing more about crime activity in Dorchester can help keep you aware of crime in the area. Crime activity is most helpful when comparing two locations to understand the relative safety of each location.

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Schools in Dorchester

School data is currently unavailable. Use the map above to find the best schools in Dorchester.


Get to know your neighbors in Dorchester by reviewing our census driven map. Get insights into median age, how many people are married, and percentage of people with a college degree.

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Most people in Dorchester commute by car. Learn how neighbors in this area get to work so you can consider how you might commute if you lived here, too.

Commute Type
56% commute by car
0% commute by bike
36% commute by public transportation
2% commute by foot

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