South Boston

Once a predominantly Irish Catholic community, in recent years South Boston has become increasingly desirable among young professionals and families who are attracted to the neighborhood's strong sense of community and quick access to downtown and public transportation. People from all over the city enjoy taking a stroll around Castle Island, a Revolutionary War-era fort and 22-acre park that is connected to the mainland. "Southie Pride" is on full display in March when city residents flock to the neighborhood to enjoy the annual South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade. Today the breathtaking South Boston Waterfront is emerging as Boston's newest neighborhood. Already home to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, planned development for the Waterfront includes residential, office, retail, and hotel use. The Institute for Contemporary Art, slated to open in September, stands as an iconic symbol of the South Boston Waterfront's unlimited potential.

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  • Boston Redevelopment Authority Board Meeting 02-11-2016
    The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is the municipal planning and development agency for the City of Boston, working on both housing and commercial developments. The Board of Directors meet monthly with developers, businesses and residents to provide direction for development in the City of Boston.Watch Video »
  • Storm Update 02-08-2016
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh hosts a press conference in City Hall to provide an update on the snow storm and City of Boston operations.Watch Video »