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South Boston

South Boston

South Boston is an urban neighborhood with a strong sense of history and tradition.

South Boston is home to Dorchester Heights and other hills where George Washington’s army set up cannon to force the British out of Boston in 1776.  The cannon were dragged from Fort Ticonderoga by Henry Knox.  Dorchester Heights is now a National Park.

South Boston became a largely working-class neighborhood, with residents finding work on the South Boston waterfront or in factories such as Gillette, which still employs local residents.  Parts of the neighborhood were heavily industrial, with businesses including ironworks and glassworks.

South Boston is now a highly desirable residential neighborhood.  Residents enjoy the convenience of living in South Boston, as well as the amenities available in the neighborhood.  Fort Point is a hub for the arts community, and has a large population of working artists.

South Boston’s beaches are popular with all ages, and Mayor Walsh recently created a family friendly beach at the Curley Community Center.  Mayor Walsh has also made upgrading South Boston’s infrastructure a priority.  An unprecedented number of streets have been repaved, a dilapidated traffic island was replaced, Medal of Honor Park is getting a multi-million dollar renovation, and additional parks will be renovated.

Upcoming events

City Hall to Go Truck
Mar 23

City Hall to Go Cart: South Boston

Small business resource workshop
Apr 5

Contracting with the City Info Session

Shelby, shelter dog
Apr 15

City of Boston dog licensing and low-cost rabies clinic

Boston Hazardous Waste Drop Off
May 6

Household hazardous waste dropoff

Latest news

Mayor Walsh marched in the 2015 St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston
Mar 17

Updated traffic advisory for St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston

Transportation
Mayor Walsh greets children as he enters a school.
Mar 17

2017 City scholarship applications now available to Boston residents

Education Cabinet
The Mayor waves at the crowd at the St. Patrick's Day parade.
Mar 8

Statement from Mayor Martin J. Walsh on St. Patrick's Day parade

Mayor's Office
George Wright golf course
Mar 6

Free Parks Dept. indoor golf clinics begin March 27

Parks and Recreation

Key locations

Medal of Honor Park

Medal of Honor Park is located on Broadway, and features two playgrounds, playing fields, and the nation’s first Vietnam War Memorial.  Renovations to the park are underway, and will ensure it remains a park all South Bostonians can be proud of.

community centers

There are three City community centers in South Boston. The Curley is located on the beach and offers year-round recreation options, while the Tynan and Condon are located within school buildings.

Flaherty Park

Flaherty Park, located on Second Street, is also about to undergo renovations to ensure it is a welcoming place for generations of families to come.