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Weekend Open House Tour: Boston's Best-Kept Secret?

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Just a hop, skip and a jump away from downtown Boston is Dorchester, specifically its neighborhood to the north, Savin Hill. Close to the MBTA, a short bike ride to the South End, and relatively fast access to I-93 make it easy to zip in and out of the city. As one of the older neighborhoods, houses range from the quintessential triple-deckers to Victorian mansions. The homes feature fully renovated condos with high-end finishes, porches (some have front and back porches), and private driveways, all of which is unimaginable in the city for under $500,000. Before you cross it off your list, consider that Mayor Marty Walsh also called Savin Hill home. The secret's out now.


· Our Open House Weekend Warriors archive [Curbed Boston]

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1. 43-45 Salcombe Street #3

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43-45 Salcombe Street #3
Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Sunday, 12:30 – 1:30PM
Price: $499,000
Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,532
The Pitch: "This unit has it all; wide-open floor plans, custom cabinets, white quartz counter-tops, kitchen island w/ built in range & vented hood, 2.5 baths, solid oak floors w/ a beautiful mid-gray stain.”

2. 8 Conrad Street #1

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8 Conrad Street #1
Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Sunday, 2:15 – 4:00PM
Price: $429,900
Size: 4-BR, 3-BA
Square Footage: 2,130
The Pitch: "High end tastefully renovated condominium with all the bells and whistles on a dead end street!”

3. 944 Dorchester Avenue #17

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944 Dorchester Avenue #17
Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Sunday, 9:00 – 11:00AM
Price: $409,900
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 1,168
The Pitch: "This beautifully constructed 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home, has soaring ceilings, expansive windows allowing for plenty of sunlight.”

4. 69 Romsey Street #1

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69 Romsey Street #1
Boston, MA 02125

Open House: Saturday, 10:00 – 12:30PM
Price: $405,900
Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,088
The Pitch: "Excellent workmanship and fabulous pond side location, this nine room townhouse features a formal dining room, gourmet eat-in kitchen and living room with winter Pond views.”

5. 35 Edison Green #1

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35 Edison Green #1
Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Sunday, 11:30 – 12:30PM
Price: $389,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 1,223
The Pitch: "Kitchen with black granite counters with glass tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, slate floor, great storage, gas cooking and dining counter with pendant lights.”

6. 47 Julian Street #2

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47 Julian Street #2
Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Saturday, 1:00 – 2:00PM; Sunday, 2:30 – 4:30PM
Price: $379,000
Size: 4-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,625
The Pitch: "Beautiful custom renovation with superior craftsmanship utilizing the best materials.”

7. 995 Dorchester Avenue #2

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995 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Sunday, 12:30 – 2:00PM
Price: $374,900
Size: 3-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,000
The Pitch: "Everything brand new. Upon stepping through the front door of your unit you are greeted by the bright and airy open concept kitchen and living area.”

8. 25 Sudan Street #1, #2 & #3

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25 Sudan Street
Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Sunday, 12:30 – 2:00PM
Price: $329,000-$359,000
Size: 3-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 1,101
The Pitch: "This 3 bedroom condo offer large and sunny bedrooms with plenty of room to spread out and relax, as well as great closet space!”

9. 12 Dawes Street #1

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12 Dawes Street #1
Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Sunday, 11:00 – 12:30PM
Price: $339,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 981
The Pitch: "Original charm and character merge beautifully with modern updates in this Savin Hill/Pleasant Street condo.”

10. 12 Taft Street #2

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12 Taft Street #2
Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Saturday, 12:00 – 1:30PM; Sunday, 12:00 – 1:30PM
Price: $329,900
Size: 3-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,128
The Pitch: "This renovated condo is spacious with high ceilings, designer kitchen, stainless steel appliances, granite, front deck and large back deck perfect for reading & relaxing.”

11. 141 Savin Hill Avenue #A11

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141 Savin Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02125

Open House: Sunday, 11:00 – 12:15PM
Price: $325,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 840
The Pitch: "This unit in the Motley Schoolhouse condominium offers a great layout with nicely separated areas for living and dining, an updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances and wood floors throughout.”

12. 72 Bakersfield Street #2

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72 Bakersfield Street #2
Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Sunday, 11:000 – 12:00PM
Price: $309,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 961
The Pitch: "Recently updated with a new kitchen; including all new Bosch stainless appliances, marble countertops, custom painted cabinets, white subway tile and in-unit washer and dryer.”

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1. 43-45 Salcombe Street #3

43-45 Salcombe Street #3, Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Sunday, 12:30 – 1:30PM
Price: $499,000
Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,532
The Pitch: "This unit has it all; wide-open floor plans, custom cabinets, white quartz counter-tops, kitchen island w/ built in range & vented hood, 2.5 baths, solid oak floors w/ a beautiful mid-gray stain.”

43-45 Salcombe Street #3
Dorchester, MA 02125

2. 8 Conrad Street #1

8 Conrad Street #1, Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Sunday, 2:15 – 4:00PM
Price: $429,900
Size: 4-BR, 3-BA
Square Footage: 2,130
The Pitch: "High end tastefully renovated condominium with all the bells and whistles on a dead end street!”

8 Conrad Street #1
Dorchester, MA 02125

3. 944 Dorchester Avenue #17

944 Dorchester Avenue #17, Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Sunday, 9:00 – 11:00AM
Price: $409,900
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 1,168
The Pitch: "This beautifully constructed 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home, has soaring ceilings, expansive windows allowing for plenty of sunlight.”

944 Dorchester Avenue #17
Dorchester, MA 02125

4. 69 Romsey Street #1

69 Romsey Street #1, Boston, MA 02125

Open House: Saturday, 10:00 – 12:30PM
Price: $405,900
Size: 2-BR, 1.5-BA
Square Footage: 1,088
The Pitch: "Excellent workmanship and fabulous pond side location, this nine room townhouse features a formal dining room, gourmet eat-in kitchen and living room with winter Pond views.”

69 Romsey Street #1
Boston, MA 02125

5. 35 Edison Green #1

35 Edison Green #1, Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Sunday, 11:30 – 12:30PM
Price: $389,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 1,223
The Pitch: "Kitchen with black granite counters with glass tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, slate floor, great storage, gas cooking and dining counter with pendant lights.”

35 Edison Green #1
Dorchester, MA 02125

6. 47 Julian Street #2

47 Julian Street #2, Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Saturday, 1:00 – 2:00PM; Sunday, 2:30 – 4:30PM
Price: $379,000
Size: 4-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,625
The Pitch: "Beautiful custom renovation with superior craftsmanship utilizing the best materials.”

47 Julian Street #2
Dorchester, MA 02125

7. 995 Dorchester Avenue #2

995 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Sunday, 12:30 – 2:00PM
Price: $374,900
Size: 3-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,000
The Pitch: "Everything brand new. Upon stepping through the front door of your unit you are greeted by the bright and airy open concept kitchen and living area.”

995 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125

8. 25 Sudan Street #1, #2 & #3

25 Sudan Street, Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Sunday, 12:30 – 2:00PM
Price: $329,000-$359,000
Size: 3-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 1,101
The Pitch: "This 3 bedroom condo offer large and sunny bedrooms with plenty of room to spread out and relax, as well as great closet space!”

25 Sudan Street
Dorchester, MA 02125

9. 12 Dawes Street #1

12 Dawes Street #1, Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Sunday, 11:00 – 12:30PM
Price: $339,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 981
The Pitch: "Original charm and character merge beautifully with modern updates in this Savin Hill/Pleasant Street condo.”

12 Dawes Street #1
Dorchester, MA 02125

10. 12 Taft Street #2

12 Taft Street #2, Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Saturday, 12:00 – 1:30PM; Sunday, 12:00 – 1:30PM
Price: $329,900
Size: 3-BR, 2-BA
Square Footage: 1,128
The Pitch: "This renovated condo is spacious with high ceilings, designer kitchen, stainless steel appliances, granite, front deck and large back deck perfect for reading & relaxing.”

12 Taft Street #2
Dorchester, MA 02125

11. 141 Savin Hill Avenue #A11

141 Savin Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02125

Open House: Sunday, 11:00 – 12:15PM
Price: $325,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 840
The Pitch: "This unit in the Motley Schoolhouse condominium offers a great layout with nicely separated areas for living and dining, an updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances and wood floors throughout.”

141 Savin Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02125

12. 72 Bakersfield Street #2

72 Bakersfield Street #2, Dorchester, MA 02125

Open House: Sunday, 11:000 – 12:00PM
Price: $309,000
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square Footage: 961
The Pitch: "Recently updated with a new kitchen; including all new Bosch stainless appliances, marble countertops, custom painted cabinets, white subway tile and in-unit washer and dryer.”

72 Bakersfield Street #2
Dorchester, MA 02125