About South Boston
Photo courtesy of Sullivan's Castle Island Park
Before the Seaport District and Fort Point Channel become happening spots in South Boston, there was the original Southie. Divided by East and West with its main road, Broadway, acting as a barrier, Southie was once home to Boston’s Irish settlers.
Traditionally a working class neighborhood, the improvements to Boston’s Harbor has allowed property values to skyrocket, and brought with it an influx of new residents of the “yuppie” variety. Southie retains its Irish charm and is the place to be in Boston for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.
Best explored when the weather is warm, Southie's seaside location is a true city neighborhood, complete with paved paths for recreation, restaurants lining the main and side streets, and special spots to simply enjoy being in Southie.