At one time a predominantly Irish Catholic neighborhood, in recent years this part of Boston has now become more and more desirable amongst families and young professionals attracted to the area’s solid sense of community and easy access to public transportation and downtown. Individuals from all over Boston love to take a walk around Castle Island, a 22-acre park and Revolutionary War-era fort which is connected with the mainland. In March, "Southie Pride" is on complete display as residents of the city flock to the community to appreciate its yearly South Boston Saint Patrick's Day Parade.
These days the amazing South Boston Waterfront is now emerging as Boston's newest community. Already home to Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, expected development for the Waterfront involves office, residential, hotel and retail use. The Institute for Contemporary Art stands as an iconic symbol of the Waterfront's unlimited potential.