Ashmont Hill, in Dorchester, is an awesome place. There are wonderful single-family homes in the area (and, in nearby Melville Park, too).
The Herald’s Paul Restuccia covers the neighborhood in an article, out today.
â€œWhen you hear about Dorchester, itâ€™s usually something negative,â€? said Dan Larner of the nonprofit St. Markâ€™s Area Main Streets program, which helps upgrade the local business district. â€œYet thereâ€™s a lot of good things going on in this neighborhood.â€?
I couldn’t agree, more. You can get a lot of house for your money, down there, even more house, now that the market has cooled.
If you look in MLS, you will see plenty of homes in the $450,000 – $850,000 range – and these are huge Victorians, in various states of repair (or disrepair).
I had considered moving to the neighborhood, and only decided against it because of the need to be close to downtown Boston, where I spend the majority of time.
You always have the subway, though. I don’t recommend driving, because traffic on Dorchester Ave is always bumper-to-bumper (plus, I hear the road is bumpy).
< More information: Dorchesterâ€™s peak performance: Ashmont and Carruth hills feature stately Victorians – By Paul Restuccia, The Boston Herald