Discovering Boston’s Many Neighborhoods – South Boston “Southie”

South Boston is a densely populated neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It was formerly known as Dorchester Neck and today is referred to as “Southie” by its residents. South Boston is well-known for being a working class Irish-American neighborhood. The neighborhood is also home to the Boston area’s small but vibrant Polish and Lithuanian communities.

South Boston is also known to be the area where many movies such as “The Town”, “Gone Baby Gone”, “Good Will Hunting”, and “Boondock Saints”.

South Boston is also the location of the famous “Saint Patty’s Day” Parade that goes down Broadway until Andrew Square which is hugely attended each March due to the rich Irish heritidge in this area of the city.

South Boston can be reached by taking the T to Broadway or Andrew Square – both on the Red Line.