Other cities in the 857 area code include: Brookline, Medford, Arlington, Chelsea, Watertown, Milton, Belmont, Winchester, and Hull.
Nickname(s): See Boston nicknamesMotto: Sicut patribus sit Deus nobis (Latin) "As God was with our fathers, so may He be with us"Boston (pronounced Listen i / ˈ b ɒ s t ən / BOSS -tən) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km 2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States.
Dorchester is a historic neighborhood comprising over 6 square miles (16 km 2) in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Originally, Dorchester was a separate town, founded by Puritans who emigrated in 1630 from Dorchester, Dorset, England. This dissolved municipality, Boston's largest neighborhood by far, is often divided by city planners in order to create two planning areas roughly equivalent in size and population to other Boston neighborhoods.The neighborhood is named after the town of Dorchester in the English county of Dorset, from which Puritans emigrated on the ship Mary and John, among others and is today sometimes nicknamed " Dot " by its residents.
Dorchester Center is located close to the center of Massachusetts. Dorchester Center is part of Suffolk County. On average, the public school district that covers Dorchester Center is worse than the state average in quality.
The 857 area code lies within the Eastern Daylight Time Zone (or EDT). The current time in EDT is 7:40 AM on Jul 11, 2020.