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. Other points of interest include Pleasure Bay, the M Street Beach and Carson Beach, which form a three-mile segment of parkland and beach along the South Boston shoreline of Dorchester Bay.
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 will include further residential, office, retail, and hotel structures. The Institute for Contemporary Art, which opened in 2006, stands as an iconic symbol of the South Boston Waterfront’s unlimited potential.
With the development of Eleven West being nestled amongst new and renovated condominiums and luxury rental properties, the entrance to South Boston via the West Broadway bridge is a true testament to the areas aesthetic improvements.