Dorchester was founded about the same time as Boston, and was still a mostly rural area when annexed by Boston in 1870. The town today is a diverse area that retains a pleasant suburban feel, nicknamed Dot by local residents. For students looking for Boston college housing, there is plenty to choose from. In Dorchester there are apartments near the University of Massachusetts Boston campus. Many health care students attend Laboure College.
The Boston subway Red Line stops in Dorchester, as well as several bus routes. It’s easy for students living in Brighton rentals to reach their campus and Boston cultural attractions without a car. The Neponset River crosses the Dorchester area, with Pope John Paul II Park covering 65 acres along the shore. This park offers walking trails and picnic facilities close to the Neponset River Greenway, a great place for students living in Northeastern University apartments to relax and unwind.
The John F Kennedy presidential library and museum is in Dorchester. Close by is Old Harbor Park, a favorite area connected to HarborWalk. Allston apartments are close to HarborWalk. Franklin Park is one of several public parks within Dorchester, close to Fenway apartments. Dorchester Park was established in 1891, and is now in the National Register of Historic Places.
For outdoor summer fun, Boston college housing students living in Dorchester can head to Malibu Beach. Malibu offers a playground and protected swimming area with a great view of the harbor. The South Bay Shopping Center on Allstate Road has several shops and restaurants, and is convenient to students looking for Brighton apartment rental.