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Weekend open house tour: Dorchester for under $500,000

Boston’s biggest neighborhood, still one of the most affordable

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You've heard how affordable Dorchester is, or perhaps you saw our list of the most affordable homes in Dorchester right now. This week’s open house tour traverses the city's biggest neighborhood by area to peek inside a grand mansard-roofed Victorian, preview a brand-new development, and, of course, tour the enclave's quintessential triple-deckers.

No wonder Dorchester is one of the five neighborhoods to watch in Boston.

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1. 71 Sawyer Avenue, #1

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71 Sawyer Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Saturday, 12-1 p.m., Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $499,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,055
The Pitch: “This bright and open layout condo is located on top of Jones Hill, Dorchester's most sought after neighborhood.”

2. 9 Bellflower Street, #1

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9 Bellflower St
Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m..
Price: $499,000
Size: 3-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,251
The Pitch: “Completely remodeled down to the studs, this condo has a modern open concept layout.”

3. 95 Dix Street, #1

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95 Dix St
Dorchester, MA 02122

Open House: Sunday, 12-2 p.m.
Price: $495,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 2,030
The Pitch: “This Mansard Victorian style home was taken down to the studs, built out, and added on to when converted, reflective of today's living in terms of style and amenities but there is still a hint of the Victorian detail in play.”

4. 40 Buttonwood Street, #2

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40 Buttonwood St
Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Saturday, 1-2 p.m., Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $485,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 969
The Pitch: “Beautiful dark wood floors, wood trimming and lots of character throughout.”

5. 31 Houghton Street, #2

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31 Houghton St
Dorchester, MA 02122

Open House:, Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $479,000
Size: 3-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,400
The Pitch: “This bi-level duplex unit offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, an open concept kitchen, dining, and living room, and plenty of storage.”

6. 1971-1977 Dorchester Avenue, #6007

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1971 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02124

Open House: Sunday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Price: $429,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 825
The Pitch: “Now taking reservations for the newest addition to the evolving landscape of Peabody Square.”

7. 942-944 Dorchester Avenue, #55

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944 Dorchester Ave #55
Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Sunday, 12-2 p.m.
Price: $399,000
Size: 1-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 764
The Pitch: “A bright and beautiful top floor unit in the DNA Lofts building with high ceilings, bamboo floors, factory size windows, stainless steel appliances, high gloss cabinets.”

8. 53 Torrey Street, #3

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53 Torrey St
Dorchester Center, MA 02124

Open House: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m., Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $345,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 1,000
The Pitch: “This penthouse unit features an open floor plan with oak floors, granite countertops, breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances.”

1. 71 Sawyer Avenue, #1

71 Sawyer Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Saturday, 12-1 p.m., Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $499,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,055
The Pitch: “This bright and open layout condo is located on top of Jones Hill, Dorchester's most sought after neighborhood.”

71 Sawyer Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125

2. 9 Bellflower Street, #1

9 Bellflower St, Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m..
Price: $499,000
Size: 3-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,251
The Pitch: “Completely remodeled down to the studs, this condo has a modern open concept layout.”

9 Bellflower St
Dorchester, MA 02125

3. 95 Dix Street, #1

95 Dix St, Dorchester, MA 02122

Open House: Sunday, 12-2 p.m.
Price: $495,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 2,030
The Pitch: “This Mansard Victorian style home was taken down to the studs, built out, and added on to when converted, reflective of today's living in terms of style and amenities but there is still a hint of the Victorian detail in play.”

95 Dix St
Dorchester, MA 02122

4. 40 Buttonwood Street, #2

40 Buttonwood St, Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Saturday, 1-2 p.m., Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $485,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 969
The Pitch: “Beautiful dark wood floors, wood trimming and lots of character throughout.”

40 Buttonwood St
Dorchester, MA 02125

5. 31 Houghton Street, #2

31 Houghton St, Dorchester, MA 02122

Open House:, Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $479,000
Size: 3-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,400
The Pitch: “This bi-level duplex unit offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, an open concept kitchen, dining, and living room, and plenty of storage.”

31 Houghton St
Dorchester, MA 02122

6. 1971-1977 Dorchester Avenue, #6007

1971 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02124

Open House: Sunday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Price: $429,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 825
The Pitch: “Now taking reservations for the newest addition to the evolving landscape of Peabody Square.”

1971 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02124

7. 942-944 Dorchester Avenue, #55

944 Dorchester Ave #55, Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Sunday, 12-2 p.m.
Price: $399,000
Size: 1-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 764
The Pitch: “A bright and beautiful top floor unit in the DNA Lofts building with high ceilings, bamboo floors, factory size windows, stainless steel appliances, high gloss cabinets.”

944 Dorchester Ave #55
Dorchester, MA 02125

8. 53 Torrey Street, #3

53 Torrey St, Dorchester Center, MA 02124

Open House: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m., Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $345,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 1,000
The Pitch: “This penthouse unit features an open floor plan with oak floors, granite countertops, breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances.”

53 Torrey St
Dorchester Center, MA 02124