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These Are the Most Expensive Single-Family Homes in Dorchester

They're cheaper than some condos in the neighborhood.

14 Patterson Street photo via Realty Executives

There’s no question Dorchester is quite a different place than it was just 15 years ago. Sparkling new condos and townhouses fetch upwards of $1 million, and the neighborhood’s moderately priced three-deckers are few and far between. With tiny units commanding huge prices, you’d think a single-family home in Dorchester would be exorbitant, right? Wrong, according to a new analysis.

A report from real estate analytics firm NeighborhoodX identified the 10 most expensive single-family homes for sale in Dorchester. The prices, however, aren’t as staggering as you might expect.

Houses on the list start at $529,000 and go up to $849,000. They range from 1,800 and 3,400 square feet in size, and ask between $208 and $385 per square foot—pretty reasonable, if you ask us. The most surprising thing about the report is what’s not listed: the going rate for condos in Dorchester.

“It’s worth noting that that ten most expensive houses in Dorchester are not the ten most expensive properties in Dorchester,” says Constantine Valhouli, director of research for NeighborhoodX.

What Valhouli means is places like this condo for sale inside the former Baker Chocolate Factory in Lower Mills asks $1.259 million. That’s $410,000 more than Dorchester’s most expensive single-family home on the market right now: a renovated three-bedroom abode in Neponset.

Then there’s this shiny townhouse on Savin Hill asking $1.079 million. It commands $599 per square foot, which is more than double the figure for the price per square foot of the least expensive single-family home on the list.

Thinking of purchasing a standalone dwelling of your own? Check out the list of single-family homes below.


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