South Boston, Massachusetts Information
History and Demographics
South Boston is a close knit community located south east of Four Point Channel in the city of Boston in Massachusetts. As an important part of history during the American Revolutionary War, this neighborhood, in the capital city of Massachusetts, is where George Washington and his troops placed a cannon, causing the eventual evacuation of the British troops from the city back in the year 1776. During the time of the Great Famine in Ireland, numerous Irish families emigrated to Boston, settling their families in the neighborhood of South Boston, and the area became predominantly known for its Irish Catholic roots. The most current population estimation states that the area is home to over 33,000 residents, with the entire city of Boston reaching a population of over 670,000 people. In recent years, South Boston has been attracting more and more young professionals to the area, as well becoming home to many families. The current median age of residents in the neighborhood is 32 years of age. The average household income is currently $98,000. Fifty-nine percent of residents here are single, and have never married, and are well educated, with 37% of residents holding a bachelor’s degree, and 23% holding a graduate degree.
South Boston, Massachusetts Details
Redevelopment in this area of Boston has quickly begun in recent years, and is remaining steady along the waterfront area on Boston Harbor. In recent years, this neighborhood has become one of the fastest growing areas for both commercial and residential development. With many high rise buildings being developed, the area has become more dense, and offers an increasing amount of housing availability.
As an important and historic city in Massachusetts, Boston holds much of the country’s early history inside the preserved buildings, many of which are open to businesses and also to tour. The South Boston Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places. This area includes nearly 600 buildings as well as many structures, all dating back to the mid-1800s. This includes the New Brick Warehouse, now containing high end living spaces in loft apartments. Also included in the historic buildings of the district are the Halifax Cotton Mill, First Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, as well as others, preserving and displaying the stately historic architecture of years past.
Public transportation is readily available and easily accessible throughout the city. The MBTA offer two bus lines running through the area, with numerous stops in the neighborhood, as well as a rapid transport service, perfect for commuters. The Boston Logan International Airport is easily accessible by rapid transport through the tunnel. Flights from the airport depart throughout the day to destinations all over the country and world.
Things to Do
Enjoy the outdoors at one of the many parks in the city, including Castle Island on the waterfront. Take a stroll through historic Fort Independence or enjoy one of the many walking and biking trails. Beaches are scattered among the shoreline, and offer the opportunity for sunning and swimming. Fishing is also a popular pastime on the water or from the shore.
M Street Park contains the first Vietnam memorial, nestled among the grounds of the park. Throughout the park, enjoy the trees and flowers while being surrounded by intriguing architecture and historic brownstones.
Local little eateries dot the landscape, from cozy cafes, to family friendly fare, to more upscale dining experiences, offering something for every taste and budget. Boutiques and shops in the neighborhood offer convenience and interest.
As a trendy neighborhood with many young professionals and a great location with access to everything in the city, the home values continue to rise. The median home price is currently running at $649,000. This is an increase in over $200,000 in the last 5 years, largely due to the redevelopment of the area. This price offers 1-2 bedrooms with approximately 700 square feet of living space in a renovated condo complex. Some condos include garage parking as well. New construction is available in high rise buildings, offering 1-3 bedrooms, in the price range of $900,000 and up. Included in these properties are high end finishes along with common spaces.
Rental units make up most of the housing in the area, and offer living spaces from studios in small apartment complexes, to 3 bedroom units in high rise buildings. Rental units offer a wide range of amenities, with monthly prices from $1,000 to over $3,500. A two bedroom newly remodeled unit can offer 1,000 square feet of living space, amenities such as a gym, all around $2,800 per month.
With many options for housing in the area, we can help you find the right choice for your needs. Please contact us today for more information.
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