Where community pride and tradition meet along the water

Welcome to South Boston

Where community pride and tradition meet along the water


What do you think of when someone mentions Boston? Die-hard sports fans? St. Patrick’s Day? Maybe you think of a classic community steeped in tradition and history? You can find all of that and more in South Boston — “Southie” to the locals. This tight-knit community is known for its events and emerging restaurant scene. Where newly constructed homes meet the traditions of New England, South Boston is the perfect place to experience both — just make sure to catch a Red Sox game to officially become a local.
Downtown Boston is just 15 minutes away, and you can reach Boston Common and Harvard Square in less than 20 minutes. Perfectly situated along the water, South Boston is a waterfront community boasting stunning coastal landscapes, high energy, and a familial community hard to beat.

What to Love

  • A mix of landscapes and beautiful park spaces
  • Strong appreciation of the arts, frequently celebrating local artists
  • The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Local Lifestyle

Residents of South Boston are a lively bunch. If you love all things sports and all things Irish, this is the community for you! Proud of their Irish heritage, you can find someone celebrating their Irish-American roots in South Boston. If you’re into the sports scene, it’s easy to stop at a favorite local bar and chat with other Red Sox or Patriots fans — there is no shortage of high-energy residents in this neighborhood!
This tight-knit community truly feels like a family, evident by the friendly atmosphere that permeates the neighborhood. From shop owners remembering your name (and your order) to happy greetings on the street, South Boston bursts with welcoming residents. If you’re looking to put down roots in a charming community with glistening waterfront views, consider a single-family home or upscale apartment in South Boston. If you love taking in culture, art, and entertainment within walking distance of your home, South Boston is the community for you.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

From Mom-and-Pop restaurants to upscale fine dining, South Boston has the perfect mix of everything in between. No matter the craving, you can find the answer in this vibrant foodie heaven. For summertime classics, visit Sullivan’s on Castle Island. A community staple, Sullivan’s serves locally sourced seafood, burgers, hot dogs and chili, chowder, and ice cream. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal with the family along the sparkling waters of the bay during the warmer months.
Where “a little crazy is a good thing,” Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar is a funky restaurant specializing in tacos, oysters, and tequila. Grab a booth at Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant for rustic American fare. For wood-fired specialties and classic dishes, Lincoln Tavern is a local favorite spot offering upscale comfort food.
Looking for specialty treats and luxury catering? Stop by American Provisions, a collection of neighborhood shops that celebrate community through food. From hand-selected cheeses to cured meat and natural wines, American Provisions offers thoughtful selections for your shopping needs and provides quick, healthy lunches while you shop. For delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, swing by and say hello at The Paramount. Their comfortable environment and impeccable service make a meal that much better! Enjoy a rotating list of daily specials, or choose a Southie breakfast fit for the whole family.

Things to Do

Castle Island in South Boston is a spectacular waterfront park that is open all year. Paved paths run along the water’s edge for walking, running, biking, or blading. Take a break to observe planes landing and taking off from Boston Logan International Airport’s runways, which appear to be mere “steps” across the bay. People can park in large lots and enjoy the view from the comfort of their cars (perfect when the temperatures reach winter lows).
During the summer, Pleasure Beach, M Street Beach, and Carson Beach form a three-mile stretch of coastline along Dorchester Bay. The beaches offer rest areas, courtyards, restrooms, and exhibit spaces for local artists. Carson Beach features a paved path for walking, running, or biking and connects from Castle Island to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
Of course, one of the best things to do each year is to attend the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. A community tradition since 1737, the parade has been a celebration of the Irish community in Boston for hundreds of years. The parade itself spans from Broadway Station to Farragut Road, and thousands of people are in attendance each year. Enjoy the Irish tunes, dancing, and incredible food during this beloved annual event in South Boston.
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