This is one of a series of articles spotlighting our storage facilities and neighborhoods.
Home to the first chocolate factory in the United States, Dorchester is a must-see for chocolate and history lovers alike. The neighborhood dates back as far as 1630, and is the site of some of the oldest houses in the country.
Dorchester is the most heavily populated neighborhood in the city of Boston with more than 160,000 residents of all cultures and backgrounds. Dorchester, and surrounding parts of Boston, are full of top-tier colleges that attract a huge variety of people from all over the world, further adding to the neighborhood's diversity. It is one of the original sites of triple-decker apartments, partially due to the high immigration to the neighborhood.
Though triple-decker apartments are economical and make for a close-knit community, space is valuable and usually hard to come by. CubeSmart's storage facility in Dorchester is a good option for both college students looking to store for the summer and residents looking for living space.
Get the exact type of storage you need with individual electricity and lighting options available. Our well-lit storage facility is a one-stop shop selling packing supplies and locks in case you forget them. A move-in truck, dollies, and handcarts are available for your use to make your move-in easy.
Local Customers are Saying:
"This is our first time using CubeSmart Self Storage for our boys college storage over the summer. The customer service was overall very helpful and the overall process was very clear and easy. We will would highly recommend CubeSmart."
Take a Tour of Our Location
Conveniently located a block from the MBTA's bus stops, and less than a mile from train stops, CubeSmart is easy to access with or without a car.
Things to Do in Dorchester, MA
Best Restaurants in Dorchester
When you're done filling your storage unit, walk over to the Liberty Diner and enjoy some classic diner fare and the old school décor. For a burger, visit the original Wahlburgers just a couple miles from the facility, which is operated by actor, and Dorchester native, Mark Wahlberg and family.
If you're looking to unwind after a long day, there are many bars in Dorchester to choose from. DBar, a local favorite, is open 7 days a week and goes from full-service restaurant to nightclub and lounge. Dorchester has a large population of Irish and you will find no shortage of Irish bars here. Try The Banshee, an Irish sports bar, when you want to kick back.
Photo: Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism via Flickr
If you find yourself in town at the beginning of June, check out The Jimmy Fund's Annual Scooper Bowl, an all-you-can-eat ice cream fundraiser. Just three miles from our facility, it's a great way to kick off the summer after unloading the last of your winter gear into your unit.
Parks in Dorchester
Enjoy the city and go to Franklin Park Zoo, which features 72 acres and over 220 species of animals for you and your family to see. It has remained continuously open since it first opened to the public in 1912, making it the 16th oldest zoo in the country. Another local park to check out is Dorchester Park. Enjoy some fresh air and enjoy the beauty of nature right in one spot.
Are you a proud resident of Dorchester? We'd love it if you shared some of your favorite things about your neighborhood in the comments section below!
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