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The neighborhood of Mattapan borders Dorchester to its east, Jamaica Plain to its north, Roslindale and Hyde Park to its west, and the Neponset River to the south and is essentially bisected by Blue Hill Avenue. Blue Hill Avenue and Mattapan Square, where Blue Hill Avenue, River Street, and Cummins Highway meet, comprise the commercial heart of Mattapan: banks, law offices, restaurants, and retail shops.
Great Schools provides ratings for most schools in the United States. Below, you can see what schools are near the address you are thinking of buying and then compare it to other neighboring schools.
Predominantly residential, Mattapan is a mix of public housing, small apartment buildings, single-family houses, two-family houses and three-family houses (triple-deckers). Here, affordable condos have been selling from about $275,000 to a high of $722,000; houses priced from $350,000 to $980,000 for new construction; and multi-families from $475,000 to $1,755,000. Sales have been distributed evenly among the three types of housing. Naturally, prices vary depending upon size, location, and amenities.
Our real estate market is very fluid. Things can change in a matter of hours because homes can come on and off the market daily… even hourly. What is currently offered for sale is listed below. The following chart is a visual representation of the cyclical nature of real estate and compares the ups and downs of Mattapan to those of the entire city of Boston. The taller the column the better it is for buyers. The shorter the column the better it is for sellers. Hence 2006 was the best time for a buyer to buy in Mattapan, while 2013-2019 were great years for sellers. However, the graphic below indicates a weakening seller’s market for Boston.
If you have a specific property in mind that you are considering buying, The City of Boston maintains a database for the City Assessor which you can access to see what value the City gives the property and what the annual taxes are. Boston also offers a residential tax break for primary residences. Apply if your purchase qualifies.
Since we do not live in a perfect world, we need to be aware of criminal activity that might be around us when contemplating buying in or near a big city. Dorchester is served by District C-11 of the Boston Police Department. Learn more about community services in your neighborhood or area in which you might be interested in living simply by entering your street address here.
To keep up with daily goings on you can check in online with the Dorchester Reporter, or, of course, the Boston Globe, and the Boston Herald.
If you have a specific property in mind that you think you might like to buy, The City of Boston also maintains a database for the City Assessor which you can access to see what value the City gives the property and what the annual taxes are. Boston does offer a residential tax break for primary residences for which you might need to apply after your purchase.
This next chart shows the number of sales occurring in Mattapan month-to-month, year-to-year since 2018 and provides you a historical overview of the best times to sell – months with the greatest number of sales (spring and fall) – and the best times to buy – months with the fewest number of sales (summer and winter). CAVEAT: there are usually more homes to choose from in the first half of the year.
*AR stands for Absorption Rate. An AR of 3 or less indicates more inventory than buyers and is termed a seller’s market. An AR of 6 or more indicates a short supply of buyers to absorb all the inventory and is termed a buyer’s market. Now is a great time for buyers to be able to pick up a deal in Downtown.
Bookmark this page and check back anytime to see what is currently available in Dorchester. Unlike other search sites which include properties already under contract, this site only shows properties that are truly available. Additionally, you can pick which type of housing – single-family, condo, or multi-family – to see at a glance.