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Starter homes in Dorchester for this weekend's open house tour

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Dorchester, Boston's biggest neighborhood by area, includes several neighborhoods itselfand some beaches, tooeach with distinct characteristics and draws.

This weekend’s open house tour travels to the likes of Ashmont, Savin Hill, Upham's Corner, and more to show you what Dorchester's less expensive—but still coveted—homes have to offer.

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1. 24 Medway Street

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24 Medway St
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
Open house: Saturday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Price: $599,999
Size: 4-BR, 2-BA
Square footage: 2,300
The pitch: “Enjoy being steps to the trolley, river and park. Watch the rowing teams on the river and the occasional seal basking on the banks.”

2. 299 Savin Hill Avenue, #2

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299 Savin Hill Ave
Boston, MA 02125
Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $570,000
Size: 3-BR, 1-BA
Square footage: 1,400
The pitch: “Coveted Savin Hill 'Over the Bridge' condo in prime location, next to conservation land—with water views from practically every room and your private porch.”

3. 5 Mill Street, #1

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5 Mill St
Boston, MA 02122
Open house: Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Price: $549,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square footage: 1,650
The pitch: “Newer construction in Clam Point, steps to the beach with easy access to I-93/Downtown/Seaport area.”

4. 54 Crescent Avenue, #O

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54 Crescent Ave
Boston, MA 02125
Open house: Saturday, 12-2 p.m.
Price: $530,000
Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA
Square footage: 1,307
The pitch: “This townhouse with garage is set in a very private location is close to the red line and expressway.”

5. 20 Mellen Street, #3

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20 Mellen St
Boston, MA 02124
Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m..
Price: $499,000
Size: 3-BR, 1-BA
Square footage: 1,242
The pitch: “The spacious top floor unit features the amenities of modern living including an updated kitchen and bath, while displaying an array of period stained glass, pocket doors, a butler’s pantry, and transom windows.”

6. 35 Wenlock Road, #35

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35 Wenlock Rd
Boston, MA 02122
Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $499,000
Size: 3-BR, 1.5-BA
Square footage: 1,448
The pitch: “This turnkey townhouse has the feel of a single family home with three floors open concept living space.”

7. 12 Castle Rock Street, #1

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12 Castlerock St
Dorchester, MA 02125
Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Price: $485,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square footage: 1,175
The Pitch: “This condo features gleaming hardwood floors throughout, high ceilings, unique architectural finishes, great natural light, and additional room for office space.”

8. 523 Ashmont Street

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523 Ashmont St
Dorchester, MA 02122
Open House: Sunday, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Price: $398,000
Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA
Square Footage: 928
The Pitch: “Colonial single family with newer roof, exterior paint, and hardwood floors throughout.”

9. 40 Hancock Street, #1

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40 Hancock St
Boston, MA 02125
Open house: Saturday, 2-3 p.m.
Price: $260,000
Size: 1-BR, 1-BA
Square footage: 700
The pitch: “New construction completed in 2007 with an open concept plan with parking and additional storage included.”

1. 24 Medway Street

24 Medway St, Dorchester Center, MA 02124
Open house: Saturday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Price: $599,999
Size: 4-BR, 2-BA
Square footage: 2,300
The pitch: “Enjoy being steps to the trolley, river and park. Watch the rowing teams on the river and the occasional seal basking on the banks.”
24 Medway St
Dorchester Center, MA 02124

2. 299 Savin Hill Avenue, #2

299 Savin Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02125
Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $570,000
Size: 3-BR, 1-BA
Square footage: 1,400
The pitch: “Coveted Savin Hill 'Over the Bridge' condo in prime location, next to conservation land—with water views from practically every room and your private porch.”
299 Savin Hill Ave
Boston, MA 02125

3. 5 Mill Street, #1

5 Mill St, Boston, MA 02122
Open house: Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Price: $549,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square footage: 1,650
The pitch: “Newer construction in Clam Point, steps to the beach with easy access to I-93/Downtown/Seaport area.”
5 Mill St
Boston, MA 02122

4. 54 Crescent Avenue, #O

54 Crescent Ave, Boston, MA 02125
Open house: Saturday, 12-2 p.m.
Price: $530,000
Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA
Square footage: 1,307
The pitch: “This townhouse with garage is set in a very private location is close to the red line and expressway.”
54 Crescent Ave
Boston, MA 02125

5. 20 Mellen Street, #3

20 Mellen St, Boston, MA 02124
Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m..
Price: $499,000
Size: 3-BR, 1-BA
Square footage: 1,242
The pitch: “The spacious top floor unit features the amenities of modern living including an updated kitchen and bath, while displaying an array of period stained glass, pocket doors, a butler’s pantry, and transom windows.”
20 Mellen St
Boston, MA 02124

6. 35 Wenlock Road, #35

35 Wenlock Rd, Boston, MA 02122
Open house: Saturday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $499,000
Size: 3-BR, 1.5-BA
Square footage: 1,448
The pitch: “This turnkey townhouse has the feel of a single family home with three floors open concept living space.”
35 Wenlock Rd
Boston, MA 02122

7. 12 Castle Rock Street, #1

12 Castlerock St, Dorchester, MA 02125
Open house: Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Price: $485,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square footage: 1,175
The Pitch: “This condo features gleaming hardwood floors throughout, high ceilings, unique architectural finishes, great natural light, and additional room for office space.”
12 Castlerock St
Dorchester, MA 02125

8. 523 Ashmont Street

523 Ashmont St, Dorchester, MA 02122
Open House: Sunday, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Price: $398,000
Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA
Square Footage: 928
The Pitch: “Colonial single family with newer roof, exterior paint, and hardwood floors throughout.”
523 Ashmont St
Dorchester, MA 02122

9. 40 Hancock Street, #1

40 Hancock St, Boston, MA 02125
Open house: Saturday, 2-3 p.m.
Price: $260,000
Size: 1-BR, 1-BA
Square footage: 700
The pitch: “New construction completed in 2007 with an open concept plan with parking and additional storage included.”
40 Hancock St
Boston, MA 02125