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Sorry, homebuyers — Mayor Walsh is heading to D.C. but he’s not selling his Dorchester house

2 Butler St. in Dorchester. Google Maps

Marty Walsh is going to Washington, but he’s not letting go of his Dorchester roots.

First reported by the Dorchester Reporter, Boston’s mayor, who is expected to soon become President Joe Biden’s secretary of labor, said that he’s not selling his Lower Mills home despite the apparent pleas of solicitors.

“I’ll never forget this neighborhood,” Walsh said in a video posted by the Dorchester Reporter. “I’m not moving. A few people said, ‘You’re moving.’ A lot of people are sending letters to my house to buy my house. We’re not selling, just for the record.”

Walsh, who grew up in Savin Hill, bought the Victorian home at 2 Butler St. near the Milton border in 2015. It was purchased for $680,000, according to The 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom Lower Mills property recently eclipsed $1 million in value, according to the city assessor.


“I wanted to get a bigger house and that’s basically it,” Walsh said at the time. He had lived in his previous Savin Hill home since 1999, a couple years after he first became a Massachusetts state representative.

It’s not clear if Walsh plans to live at the home part-time or if he’ll rent it to someone else.

An earlier version of this story did not attribute the reporting to the Dorchester Reporter.

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