South Boston

One of the oldest neighborhoods in the country and boasts a rich history and tradition.

Welcome to South Boston

South Boston, also known as “Southie”, is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the country and boasts a rich history and tradition. Residents living in South Boston enjoy plenty of conveniences and amenities. The Red Line Broadway T Station and multiple bus routes provide easy access to Greater Boston and the Seaport. The Fort Point Channel Historic District is a popular hub for working artists and the arts community.
 
 

Attractions & Things to Do

Each year, the area holds one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parades in the country with a spectacular lineup of marching bands, military vehicles, floats, and a variety of costumes and performers.
 
Explore plenty of gorgeous beaches in South Boston, including the family-friendly beaches at the Curley Community Center and Pleasure Bay. L Street Beach, M Street Beach, and Carson Beach adjoin each other and provide about 3 miles of uninterrupted beach along Dorchester Bay. Carson Beach features outdoor tables, snack bar, and a walkway. Castle Island has some wonderful places to walk, jog, picnic, and swim.
 
Dorchester Heights, the highest point in the area, offers fantastic views of Boston Harbor and downtown. South Boston is home to a vibrant nightlife and restaurant scene. There’s something for everyone, including plenty of neighborhood restaurants, ethnic cuisines, Irish Pubs, saloon-style bars, and much more.
 

South Boston Real Estate

Many young professionals and families are proud to call South Boston home. You’ll find a great selection of South Boston apartments, single-family homes, condos converted from old Victorian homes, and some new construction.
 
Thinking about moving to the highly desirable neighborhood of South Boston? Start your South Boston real estate search below or contact Rooney Real Estate and let us help you find the perfect home!

Overview for South Boston, MA

33,555 people live in South Boston, where the median age is 35.4 and the average individual income is $79,228.08. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

33,555

Total Population

35.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$79,228.08

Average individual Income

Around South Boston, MA

There's plenty to do around South Boston, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

99
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
92
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
92
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Clothware, Concepts, and All She Wrote Books.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 3.94 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.75 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.88 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.68 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.9 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.48 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for South Boston, MA

South Boston has 16,473 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in South Boston do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 33,555 people call South Boston home. The population density is 28,486.62 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

33,555

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.4

Median Age

49.36 / 50.64%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
16,473

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$79,228.08

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in South Boston, MA

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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby South Boston. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Cathedral High School
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available

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