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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Videos & Multimedia »

  • Paul LaMonica, Jr. Basketball Court Dedication
    Mayor Walsh is joined by other elected officials to honor Paul LaMonica, Jr.'s legacy by dedicating the basketball courts of Sweeney Park in South Boston in his name.Watch Video »
  • Topping Off Ceremony for One Seaport Square
    The Seaport Square District of South Boston looks to the sky as One Seaport Square is topped off by Mayor Walsh, local officials, the development teams, and construction workers. One Seaport Square consists of two high rise residential and retail buildings. Currently this is the largest mixed-use project in Boston.Watch Video »