Welcome to South Boston
This growing community has a strong sense of tradition yet also features an influx of new homes and restaurants
Located south of the Fort Point Channel and fondly dubbed “Southie” by locals, this highly desirable residential neighborhood is one of Boston’s oldest and most traditional communities. Densely populated and somewhat synonymous with Irish-American pride, South Boston has long been a haven for the working class, most recently gaining popularity with millennial professionals.
The landscape here is beautiful, with long stretches of beaches and a historic waterfront park situated along Dorchester Bay. Hotels, restaurants, gastropubs, and taverns are located within South Boston’s heart.
Home to the city’s famed St. Patrick's Day Parade
, which draws Irish revelers from around the world, Southie also maintains some big-screen fame, serving as the backdrop for blockbuster films such as The Departed and Good Will Hunting.
Convenient and filled with lots of amenities, real estate here is desirable—many turn-of-the-century Victorians have been flipped and divided into condos, most with million-dollar price tags. There are still many quaint rowhouses situated among posh cafés and gourmet markets.
What to Love
- Conveniently located only 15 minutes from Boston’s downtown
- Strong sense of community
- Beautiful waterfront landscape
People & Lifestyle
Residents here fervently love the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins—when they’re not watching a game or debating politics at a local pub, they’re taking in some of nature’s beauty along a stretch of Dorchester Bay. Populated by families and many young professionals, the area is heavily defined by its strong sense of community.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Socially, there is much to experience in South Boston. At The Handle Bar
, an indoor cycling chain located in metro Boston, participants are offered more than a group workout. Thumping music and pulsing strobe lights turn the location’s coveted classes into a nightlife experience. At The Broadway, a casual, modern neighborhood hangout, you’ll find comfort eats, wood-fired pizzas, craft beers, and shareable cocktails. A small, family-owned, and locally famous spirits shop, Social Wines
offers a unique selection from obscure winemakers, nano- and micro-brewers, and small-batch distillers. There are hundreds of varieties to choose from here, and tastings are held weekly. Check out their website for unique drink recipes that the store’s team concocted themselves.
If you’re craving guac, stop by Loco
, a funky neighborhood taqueria located on West Broadway specializing in tacos, oysters, and tequila.
South Boston is home to many excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Joseph P. Tynan Elementary School, PK-5
- James Condon Elementary School, PK-8
- Saint Peter Academy, PK-8
- South Boston Catholic Academy, K-6
- Oliver Hazard Perry, K-8
- UP Academy Boston, 6-8, Charter
- Excel High School, 9-12, mid-size college preparatory high school that fosters high academic achievement and creative expression