Dine and Dash: The Polish Triangle and Cafe Polonia

In all my years in Boston, I never heard of the Polish Triangle until I began research for this post. I heard about a Polish restaurant, Café Polonia, but never made it out to South Boston to give it a shot. I decided this weekend would be a pretty good time to give it a try, so I did a bit of online snooping, and while looking Polonia, I found several polish businesses and the Polish-American Citizens Club.

With a bit more research, I found out Boston has an active Polish community in the aptly-named Polish Triangle, a small neighborhood straddling Dorchester and South Boston bound by Dorchester Avenue, Boston Street and Columbia Road. It’s a neighborhood I drove by hundreds of times, never knowing much about it.

One of the reasons waited so long to get to Café Polonia is because I gave up driving. I take the T, and the Red Line isn’t all that convenient for me; however, once I get to the Andrew or Columbia/JFK stations, the neighborhood isn’t far.

Be sure to notice the size of these condos; none of them break $300 per square foot. One barely breaks $200 per square foot

19 Bellflower Street, #2
Dorchester 02125

Beds: 3/Baths: 2
SQ.FT.: 1900
$395,000
Open House: Sunday, August 10, 12pm – 1:30pm

17 Roseclair Street, #4
Dorchester 02125

Beds: 2/Baths: 2
SQ.FT.: 1560
$419,000
Open House: Sunday, August 10, 12:30pm – 2:00pm

797 Columbia Road, #2
Dorchester 02125

Beds: 3/Baths: 1
SQ.FT.: 1200
$285,000
Open House: Sunday, August 10, 12:30pm – 1:45pm
This house is on the opposite side of one of the border streets, so depending how the neighborhood is defined, it may or may not be part of the Polish Triangle.

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  • lisa

    these houses don’t look that nice from the outside, but the insides are very nice.

  • Matt Lerner

    What were the four values at aQuantive?