Referred to as “Southie” by its residents, South Boston is one of America’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. Long known as a working class Irish-American haven, today South Boston boasts a new diverse population with a variety of economic backgrounds. The neighborhood offers various community resources as well as recreational areas. Castle Island, Pleasure Bay, M Street Beach and Carson Beach offer residents of Boston an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city to relax on the shoreline, along with room to run, walk, and bike. Other areas include Medal of Honor Park, or M Street Park, not only is it one of the most desirable addresses in Boston but it offers the luxury of softball fields, basketball courts, and playgrounds.
Bus lines 5, 7,9,10,11 run through South Boston as well as MBTA’s Silver Line and Red Line.