South Boston is a densely populous neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, located south and east of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Bay. One of America’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods South Boston contains Dorchester Heights, where George Washington forced British troops to evacuate during the American Revolutionary War. Long known as a working class Irish-American neighborhood, South Boston has recently undergone drastic redevelopment seeing an influx of new residents.
South Boston is most known as the home of Fort Independence on Castle Island. This 22-acre urban park features a three-mile segment of parkland and beach along the South Boston shoreline of Dorchester Bay offering beautiful coastal views and great public amenities.
Recent additions to South Boston include The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center which, the Seaport Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center located on Commonwealth Pier, and a new home for the Institute of Contemporary just north of Northern Avenue overlooking Boston Harbor.
According to the Boston Waterfront Guide the South Boston Waterfront now has 55 restaurants, 4 hotels, 9 major attractions and continues to grow.