A reader recently e-mailed the Times, thanking us for reporting when homes were listed for sale in Dorchester.
But he also took us to task, writing, "Since Dorchester's real estate market is so hot, why don't you tell folks about available places in town that are ready for new homes to be built?"
We challenged the reader to tell us of any available lots in town -- and he responded by giving us three locations.
For those who are considering building in Dorchester, here are the options according to our reader:
- EAST, NORTHEAST DORCHESTER: We are told that Jack Bruha has housing lots available for new construction east of Fulton Street and Jackson Ave., as well as north of 10th Street. This is a pretty part of the community and one of most peaceful.
- NORTH DORCHESTER: We were also informed that Ron Zoubek has a handful of lots in north Dorchester just off of 11th Street and north of the football field. This is a very nice neighborhood, and allows for quick access to the school and Highway 6.
- FAR SOUTH DORCHESTER: If you don't want cars driving past your home often, there are at least four lots available for new construction on Whitmar Street in south Dorchester, south of the museum grounds. Bob Kasl has them for sale on this dead end street in a well-kept and quiet neighborhood.
The Times did not investigate any of this information. We are simply passing it on since it comes from a well-informed and trustworthy resident. Those interested in these lots should contact the owners directly, not the Times. Of course, not only would the land need to be purchased, but the village government would need to approve the construction and provide the water, sewer and electricity to the new home.
As we've reported recently, with demand for small town life growing fast, Dorchester cannot keep quality homes on the market for 24 hours. This comes as no big surprise since Dorchester has a lot going for it -- if you prefer living in a safe, friendly and affordable community that has much potential for the future.
If you're ready to call Dorchester home, we encourage you to take a look at these lots and consider building in our community.