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

27,168 people live in South Boston, where the median age is 38 and the average individual income is $104,221. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

27,168

Total Population

38 years

Median Age

High

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

$104,221

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
90
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Tot Cafe by Little Cocoa Bean, Bake & Bloom, and CC Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.29 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.51 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.67 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.17 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.27 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.18 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for South Boston, MA

South Boston has 14,321 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. 27,168 people call South Boston home. The population density is 42,037.506 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

27,168

Total Population

High

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

38

Median Age

48.77 / 51.23%

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
14,321

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$104,221

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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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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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
K - 12th
No rating available
Cathedral High School
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Blackstone Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5

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