South Boston became a largely working-class neighborhood. Residents found 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. The is located in South Boston. 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.