Here is the Local Spice Top 5 things about Dorchester! I love this neighborhood! From the commute, the location, and yes, the atmosphere, the people, etc. It's a real neighborhood, and I feel very comfortable here, and I'm glad to share a brief list of 5 things I find interesting about my home.
My #1 best thing to say about Dorchester is that it's quite possibly the biggest melting pot of neighborhoods out of all areas in Boston. Despite what some may say or think, I consider Dorchester to be the real Boston, as it's where real Bostonians live, and it's quite the more authentic neighborhood than others. Not to throw dirt on anyone else, but I think Dorchester rocks because it's not like other 'hoods in Boston. From the Polish Triangle to Lower Mills, and all areas between, it's a mish-mash of different people all in this (neighborhood) together.
Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line
Clap Pear at Edward Everett Square
Click the link, there's a story behind it, plus it's a big huge pear in the middle of town. Thanks to partner-in-crime Tinkering with Urban Mechanics for the awesome pic.
It's the best breakfast/brunch place around. The staff rock the place, the coffee is always on, and the food is tasty. Prepare to wait in line on the weekend.
Don't let the name fool you, this is not exactly Dorchester meets Bay Watch, but it's still a great place. I love walking to the beach from my apartment, even if I get to listen to the symphony that is I-93 at the same time.
Check out these fellow Dorchester bloggers:
The Dottie Hottie http://www.dottiehottie.com
The Dot Matrix http://whaleheadking.blogspot.com
Dot Boston http://www.adampieniazek.com
The Dorchester Think Tank http://www.dorchesterthinktank.blogspot.com
Lower Dot http://www.lowerdot.com
Social Butterfly Experiment http://sbexperiment.wordpress.com
Greening of Dorchester http://greendorchester.blogspot.com