A stone’s throw from downtown sits South Boston, Boston’s famed “Irish Quarter.” Known to locals as “Southie,” South Boston is perhaps best known to outsiders for its cameos in the popular films Good Will Hunting, The Departed and Black Mass as well as for its legendary Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. South Boston is a peninsula, surrounded on three sides by water with Fort Independence on Castle Island, a military installation dating back to the Revolutionary War era, as the centerpiece overlooking the Boston Harbor. Rapid development over the last 15-20 years has contributed to what is now a melting pot of old and new, where ornate single-family brownstones mix in with traditional three-family homes and shiny modern condos.
Among generations of Southie originals still residing in the neighborhood are young professionals and new families attracted to the neighborhood for its wealth of green space, convenience to downtown and a multitude of community services and recreational opportunities. Residents in South Boston enjoy miles of waterfront walking and biking paths, open park space and family-friendly beaches. South Boston’s Fort Point section remains a lively artist community within unique factory-turned artist loft spaces where “open studios” are frequently held allowing artists to showcase their craft.
An abundance of independent retail stores and restaurants dot the neighborhood including Lincoln, Amrheins and Local149, as Southie’s residents have worked tirelessly to preserve the small-town feel and support their neighbors’ livelihoods. South Boston is truly a place for singles and families seeking city convenience with a suburban feel and a close-knit sense of community.
Be sure to Contact us at Mariano Smith & Co if you are considering a purchase in South Boston or would simply like more information on an investment in the area.