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<span style="color:red">'''Red Line'''</span>: The '''JFK/UMass''', '''Savin Hill''', '''Fields Corner''', '''Shawmut''', and '''Ashmont''' stations serve Dorchester, as well as the entirety of the '''Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line''' (a tramway that connects Ashmont station with other parts of the neighborhood).  The Red Line splits into 2 branches after the JFK/UMass station: '''all stations except JFK/UMass are only served by the Ashmont branch.'''
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The '''Uphams Corner''' and '''Morton Street''' stations on the '''Fairmount Line''' of the MBTA commuter rail are located in Dorchester.
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Interstate 93 runs through the neighborhood: Exits 13, 14, and 15 serve Dorchester.
  
 
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Revision as of 16:40, 8 January 2010

Dorchester is in Boston.

Dorchester (Dot) is the largest geographic and most populated neighborhood in the city of Boston. Home to Dot Ave., it is also Boston's most diverse neighborhood, with large pockets of African Americans, Irish, Vietnamese, Caribbean, and South and Central American residents. In recent years, the neighborhood has seen an influx of young working professionals, working artists (in areas like Lower Mills, Peabody Square, and Savin Hill), and a growing GLBT community along Dorchester Avenue, while it's still predominantly a working class neighborhood and a thriving center of immigration.

Although the JFK Presidential Library is in the neighborhood, Dorchester is generally not seen as a tourist destination. But if you are adventurous and would like to see a truly authentic neighborhood of Boston, it is the place. Generally the areas along Dorchester Ave. (serviced by the Ashmont branch of the red line subway) are your best bet to experience Dorchester's multi-cultural communities. Enjoy food at one of the many Vietnamese Restaurants in Fields Corner or many of the other Haitian, Jamaican, Central American, or Soul Food eateries along Dot Ave. Later, grab a drink at Dbar, Blarney Stone, Tavola Pizza, Ashmont Grill, or C.F. Donovan's or watch your favorite Gaelic football team over a few beers at The Banshee.

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By subway

Red Line: The JFK/UMass, Savin Hill, Fields Corner, Shawmut, and Ashmont stations serve Dorchester, as well as the entirety of the Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line (a tramway that connects Ashmont station with other parts of the neighborhood). The Red Line splits into 2 branches after the JFK/UMass station: all stations except JFK/UMass are only served by the Ashmont branch.

By train

The Uphams Corner and Morton Street stations on the Fairmount Line of the MBTA commuter rail are located in Dorchester.

By car

Interstate 93 runs through the neighborhood: Exits 13, 14, and 15 serve Dorchester.

See

  • JFK Presidential Library, located on Columbia Point in Boston close to route I-93, [1]. 9AM-5PM Daily. Adults $12.00, Seniors (62 and over) and Students (with valid college ID) $10.00, Ages 13-17 $9.00, Children 12 and under are free..

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  • Ashmont Grill, 555 Talbot Ave, (617) 825-4300, [2]. A lively restaurant with a varied menu, from a more than reasonable burger and fries to pastas or fish dishes. $15-20.

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