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These Are the Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Dorchester

They ask up to $1.3 million.

17 Harley Street photo courtesy of InRealty

Dorchester consistently ranks as one of Boston’s most affordable neighborhoods, though for how long that continues remains to be seen. Beyond its moderately priced three-decker units, Dorchester has a hearty collection of pricey pads.

In a new report, real estate analytics firm NeighborhoodX identified the most expensive homes for sale in Dorchester, focusing on single-family homes, houses converted to two-family buildings, and large multi-unit buildings. The report excludes listings positioned as development sites. Asking prices start at a paltry $675,000 and go all the way up to $1.3 million, ranging from historical mansions in Ashmont Hill to sprawling abodes in Uphams Corner.

The list of 10 homes is topped by a two-family house at 332 Savin Hill Avenue. The more than 3,000 square foot home is not far from Dorchester Bay, and offers a more than 9,000-square-foot lot. It’s on the market for the first time in 75 years.

Out of Dorchester’s priciest houses, the most affordable on the list is a charming colonial in Fields Corner, asking $675,000. It’s followed by a red colonial on Houghton Street. The four-bedroom residence asks $750,000 and was “gutted to the studs” in 2002, according to the listing. It has central air throughout four levels of living space, plus three fireplaces.

Overall, the homes in the report range from $296 to $473 per square foot, which isn’t exactly outrageous.

“The house and condo prices now are quite similar to those in Somerville perhaps five or six years ago,” says Constantine Valhouli, director of research for NeighborhoodX.

Want to compare notes? See the full list below.


Madeline Bilis Associate Editor at Boston Magazine @madelinebilis
mbilis@bostonmagazine.com