Dorchester, Boston's largest neighborhood, is also one of its most
diverse. Long-time residents mingle with newer immigrants from Ireland,
Vietnam, and Cape Verde. The nation's first Vietnamese Community Center
is located in Fields Corner, the heart of the Vietnamese community in
Boston. Dorchester Avenue anchors the neighborhood business district
with a unique mix of ethnic restaurants, beauty salons, electronics
stores, and pharmacies. Franklin Park, considered the "crown jewel" of
Frederick Law Olmsted's Emerald Necklace Park System, is located here. Home to the University of Massachusetts' Boston campus and John F Kennedy Library Museum.