What is Dover Like?
Small, Rural, Exclusive
Dover, Massachusetts is a town west southwest of Boston. It’s bordered by other affluent towns of Sherborn, Wellesley, Natick and Needham.
Though only about 40 minutes from Boston, Dover is a very rural town with one stop light and one sandwich shop in the middle of town. Oh, there's a Dunkin Donuts too.
The population was 5,923 at the time of the 2020 United States Census. With a median income of more than $250,000, Dover is one of the wealthiest towns in Massachusetts.
• Rural • Private • Access to the city and surround shopping • Great schools
Commuting can be fairly easy, depending on which side of Dover that you live in. Dover residents use the Needham commuter rail to access Boston for work. Top rail stations for Dover.
For the population 25 years and over in Dover: High school or higher: 99.4% Bachelor’s degree or higher: 80.8% Graduate or professional degree: 54.1% Unemployed: 0.5% Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.1 minutes
Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Dover-Massachusetts
If you like the feeling of rural and don’t mind spending lots of time in your car, Dover may be the perfect little town for you and your family.
Of course, the schools are top rated. Dover Schools Website: https://www.doversherborn.org/
HERE ARE SOME DESCRIPTIVE COMMENTS FROM PRESENT AND FORMER RESIDENTS:
Rating 5 out of 5
“Dover is what it is, an affluent bedroom community within easy commute of Boston. It is the perfect compliment to hectic executive work life. If you want privacy, bucolic setting and a small village feel, this is it. It is not for those interested in diversity, crime and nightlife.”
Rating 5 out of 5
“Dover has been my home for 7 years now and I have learned to love the level of privacy and security that comes from being a suburb outside a main city. While being less than a 45 min drive from Boston, I am able to have access to the urban scene but am not subject to the high population density or strain on resources. Dover has a great community within the town, as well as a highly performing school system. Given the space and immense amount of nature throughout the town, I would like to see more initiatives being put forward to utilise the outdoors more; I am very supportive of the rail trail project and look forwards to taking more advantage of the nature we are privileged to have surround us.” -Current Resident – Jan 23 2018
Horses and Homes
Composed of only 6,000 people, Dover is composed of mostly horse farms. Though there is nothing in the town commercially—no ice cream shops or restaurants, Dover is only 5-20 minutes from shopping, grocery stores and such in nearby towns. You do need a car.
Median home prices are around 1-2 Million but you can find a steal in the $700 range on occasion. You may like a cottage or an estate, Dover has both.
In summer of 2020 July-August Sept
36 homes sold with an
Avg sale price- 1,462K
Most sold for 93% of asking price.
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