South Boston is a densely populated neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, located south and east of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Bay. One of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods in the U.S., South Boston is most popularly known as “Southie.” Although still popularly known as a working class Irish-American neighborhood, it is also home to the Boston area’s small but vibrant Polish and Lithuanian communities, and its demographics are rapidly changing. South Boston contains Dorchester Heights, where George Washington forced British troops to evacuate during the American Revolutionary War. South Boston’s real estate market has exploded in recent years with much new construction on the “west side” closer to the Seaport and the Financial center, as well as renovation of the existing stock. and South Boston has seen property values join the highest in the city. The neighborhood of South Boston can be traveled by the means of public transportation whether it be by bus or the “red” line of the MBTA subway, but if a person is just looking to relax is there are parks, beaches, and sailing for their enjoyment as well.
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