South Boston

"Southie" is an evolving residential neighborhood with a strong Irish-American heritage. Old-school diners and taverns mingle with pizzerias and gastropubs. Marking a Revolutionary War site, the Dorchester Heights monument offers sweeping Boston Harbor and downtown skyline views. Joggers and picnickers head to the waterfront trails and grassy lawn around the 1800s Fort Independence on Castle Island.

The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is both a celebration of the Irish-American culture in Boston and the Evacuation Day victory. 

Evacuation Day was declared a holiday in the City of Boston in 1901. In celebration, the city hosted a parade based in South BostonThe South Boston, St. Politicians and local celebrities have participated in these annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade for years.Patrick’s Parade is listed as the second-largest parade in the country, being viewed by nearly 600,000 to 1 million people every year, in addition to having the entire parade seen on live television. Today, the parade marches from West Broadway to East Broadway, finishing at Farragut Road. Every year, from 10,000 to 20,000 participants join the parade. *


Public schools are operated by Boston Public Schools.

Public Schools:

  • Excel High School
  • James Condon Elementary
  • Joseph P. Tynan Elementary
  • Oliver Hazard Perry
  • UP Academy Boston
  • South Boston High School
  • Samuel Adams Elementary

Private Schools:

  • South Boston Catholic Academy
  • Saint Peters Academy

Parks and Shoreline

  • Castle Island Park
  • The Lawn on D
  • Pleasure Bay
  • Carson Beach
  • M Street Beach
  • Fort Independance
  • Thomas Park
  • South Boston Maritime Park
  • Joe Moakley Park
  • Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park
  • Marine Industrial Park


South Boston is served by two MBTA Red Line rapid transit stations: Broadway and Andrew

MBTA bus service links these stations to nearby residential areas via bus routes 5, 7, 9, 10, 11.

The MBTA Silver Line connects the South Boston Waterfront with South Station via a bus tunnel beneath Congress St. and Boston Logan International Airport in neighboring East Boston via the Massachusetts Turnpike and the Ted Williams Tunnel.

Useful Links

City of Boston/South Boston

Boston Public Schools

About the Neighborhood

It's walkable to restaurant
Good transit
There are sidewalks
Parks and playgrounds
It's dog friendly
Beach life
Walking / Hiking trails
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