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Weekend open house tour: More for your dollar in Dorchester

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No other neighborhood in Boston is as demographically diverse and geographically expansive as Dorchester, but it’s still somewhat of a hidden gem.

Somewhat. Dorchester's new development and its affordability compared with much of the rest of Boston is making it more and more a first stop for home buyers.

So this weekend’s open house tour takes you to a range of homes there, from a sprawling purple Victorian with original details to a turnkey single-family.

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1. 51 Welles Avenue

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51 Welles Ave
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m., Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $749,000
Size: 6-BR, 4-BA
Square footage: 3,519
The pitch: “This large turreted Victorian has a large wraparound front, soaring ceilings, a lovely stained glass window, and original parquet wood flooring.”

2. 884 Adams Street, #1

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884 Adams St
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
Open house: Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.
Price: $699,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square footage: 1,861
The pitch: “This new construction was custom designed and has state-of-the art kitchen, custom cabinetry, hardwood floors throughout, and high efficiency systems.”

3. 572 Freeport Street, #102

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572 Freeport St
Boston, MA 02122
Open house: Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.
Price: $579,000
Size: 2-BR, 2.5-BA
Square footage: 1,791
The pitch: “This bi-level townhouse has an open floor plan that is an entertainer’s dream with custom kitchen cabinetry and a dual side fireplace.”

4. 926 Dorchester Avenue, #1

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926 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
Open house: Saturday, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Sunday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Price: $535,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square footage: 1,150
The pitch: “This 2014 construction still feels brand new, starting with the pleasing exterior and great curb appeal.”

5. 1 Sunset Lane

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1 Sunset Ln
Boston, MA 02124
Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Price: $469,000
Size: 3-BR, 1.5-BA
Square footage: 1,142
The pitch: “This home features a wonderful floor plan with updated kitchen that opens to the dining room with delightful breakfast bar.”

6. 29 Speedwell Street, #1

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29 Speedwell St
Boston, MA 02122
Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Price: $467,000
Size: 3-BR, 2-BA
Square footage: 1,550
The pitch: “This Victorian home is a gut rehab renovation, delivering a blend of classic and modern open concept living and revealing its heritage in the finest details.”

7. 60 Norfolk Street

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60 Norfolk St
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
Open house: Saturday, 3-5 p.m., Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
Price: $454,900
Size: 3-BR, 2.5-BA
Square footage: 1,693
The pitch: “This is truly a turnkey single-family home in Codman Square built in 2007.”

1. 51 Welles Avenue

51 Welles Ave, Dorchester Center, MA 02124
Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m., Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $749,000
Size: 6-BR, 4-BA
Square footage: 3,519
The pitch: “This large turreted Victorian has a large wraparound front, soaring ceilings, a lovely stained glass window, and original parquet wood flooring.”
51 Welles Ave
Dorchester Center, MA 02124

2. 884 Adams Street, #1

884 Adams St, Dorchester Center, MA 02124
Open house: Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.
Price: $699,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square footage: 1,861
The pitch: “This new construction was custom designed and has state-of-the art kitchen, custom cabinetry, hardwood floors throughout, and high efficiency systems.”
884 Adams St
Dorchester Center, MA 02124

3. 572 Freeport Street, #102

572 Freeport St, Boston, MA 02122
Open house: Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.
Price: $579,000
Size: 2-BR, 2.5-BA
Square footage: 1,791
The pitch: “This bi-level townhouse has an open floor plan that is an entertainer’s dream with custom kitchen cabinetry and a dual side fireplace.”
572 Freeport St
Boston, MA 02122

4. 926 Dorchester Avenue, #1

926 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125
Open house: Saturday, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Sunday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Price: $535,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square footage: 1,150
The pitch: “This 2014 construction still feels brand new, starting with the pleasing exterior and great curb appeal.”
926 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125

5. 1 Sunset Lane

1 Sunset Ln, Boston, MA 02124
Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Price: $469,000
Size: 3-BR, 1.5-BA
Square footage: 1,142
The pitch: “This home features a wonderful floor plan with updated kitchen that opens to the dining room with delightful breakfast bar.”
1 Sunset Ln
Boston, MA 02124

6. 29 Speedwell Street, #1

29 Speedwell St, Boston, MA 02122
Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Price: $467,000
Size: 3-BR, 2-BA
Square footage: 1,550
The pitch: “This Victorian home is a gut rehab renovation, delivering a blend of classic and modern open concept living and revealing its heritage in the finest details.”
29 Speedwell St
Boston, MA 02122

7. 60 Norfolk Street

60 Norfolk St, Dorchester Center, MA 02124
Open house: Saturday, 3-5 p.m., Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
Price: $454,900
Size: 3-BR, 2.5-BA
Square footage: 1,693
The pitch: “This is truly a turnkey single-family home in Codman Square built in 2007.”
60 Norfolk St
Dorchester Center, MA 02124