South Boston traditionally has been an Irish-Catholic neighborhood but has recently seen a large influx of young professionals and families looking for quick access to Downtown Boston and public transportation, and a strong sense of community. South Boston’s waterfront also has some of the city’s best local beaches and a beautiful park called Castle Island, which residents can explore and enjoy during the summer. Castle Island is home to a Revolutionary War fort, which was used to defend Boston Harbor.
South Boston’s real estate market has exploded in recent years and South Boston has seen property values join the highest in the city.
South Boston consists of traditional, triple-decker homes, most of which have recently been converted into condominiums. There is also new construction, with large, luxury residential projects popping up in sections of South Boston, such as the Lofts at 36A Street, The Macallen, or the Signal Lofts; many of which may appeal to those who want a full-service lifestyle with amenities such as a concierge, pool, gym, and more.