South Boston is neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. This densely populated suburban area is one of America’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. Previously called Dorchester Neck, South Boston today is often referred to as ‘Southie’ by Bostonians. This area of Boston has long been home to many Irish-Americans, and also to a large Polish and Lithuanian population.
South Boston is home to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the Seaport Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center, Commonwealth Pier, and the Institute of Contemporary Art. MassChallenge and Fish and Richardson have their headquarters at One Marina Park in South Boston. There are many locations for office space in South Boston.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in South Boston. One of the historical landmarks for this area is Fort Independence. Built between 1834 and 1851, this granite, pentagonal, five-bastioned fort dominates Castle Island. Castle Island is a 22-acre urban park connected to the mainland by pedestrian and vehicular causeways. There is a walkway on Carson Beach that makes it possible to walk, bike, or run along the water’s edge from Castle Island to the Kennedy Library. Dining options in South Boston include Legal Sea Foods, No-Name Restaurant, Sauciety Restaurant, Temazcal Cantina, Sportello, and the Daily Catch. The Barking Crab is perfect for sea food lovers providing a lively atmosphere and fresh produce.
The nearest major airport to the South Boston is Logan International Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights and is 4 miles from the center of Boston. Another major airport in the area is Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, offering domestic flights from Manchester, New Hampshire, just 53 miles from the South Boston. Two additional airports serving the area include New Bedford Regional Airport with domestic flights from New Bedford, Massachusetts, within 55 miles of the city, and T. F. Green Airport with international and domestic flights from Providence, Rhode Island, just 60 miles from Boston. Boston’s public transportation serves the South Boston area. It consists of commuter rail, train, bus, and water shuttles. The interstates 90 and 93 as well as route 128 serve the core city, many of the suburbs and exit the area.