Once a predominantly Irish Catholic community, in recent years South Boston
has become increasingly desirable among young professionals and families
who are attracted to the neighborhood’s strong sense of community and quick
access to downtown and public transportation. People from all over the
city enjoy taking a stroll around Castle Island, a Revolutionary War-era
fort and 22-acre park that is connected to the mainland. “Southie Pride”
is on full display in March when city residents flock to the neighborhood
to enjoy the annual South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Today the breathtaking
South Boston Waterfront is emerging as Boston’s newest neighborhood. Already
home to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, planned development
for the Waterfront includes residential, office, retail, and hotel use.
The Institute for Contemporary Art, slated to open in September, stands
as an iconic symbol of the South Boston Waterfront’s unlimited potential.
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