Orchard Gardens in Dudley Square blooms beautifully beside the colorfully painted, pitch-roofed, apartment homes of this revitalized neighborhood of Roxbury. The mix of apartment homes includes 83 one-bedroom, 103 two-bedroom, 113 three-bedroom, 26 four-bedroom, and 6 five-bedroom apartments.
This coming together for a purpose is a hallmark of the community that offers 284 apartments to those earning up to 60 percent of the area median income and another 47 apartments at market rates. Orchard Gardens has won the HUD and AIA Center for Livable Communities “Community Building By Design Award,” and the National Association of Home Builders “Builder’s Choice Design and Planning Award.”
There is a laundry room in one building and washer/dryer hookups in all other units. There is a Community Room for small gatherings as well as gated play areas in some courtyards. The community includes a large, city-owned park.
The nearby commercial area offers a supermarket, a library, many houses of worship, the post office, schools, and the Orchard Gardens Community Center. The center has after-school and teen groups, a computer room, and a gymnasium. Health care is available nearby at the Whittier Street Health Center or Boston Medical Center. All are easily accessible via nearby public transportation.