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South Boston

Address: Boston, MA (South Boston)
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Ranked #147 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Drinking, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Southie is a gritty working-class neighborhood on the brink of gentrification.
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Drinking, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Southie is a gritty working-class neighborhood on the brink of gentrification.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

my wife and I live in south Boston. this month September marks our 25th year. we have made many friends in southie. it is convenient to the bus stop, markets and pharmacy. we have found that some people who were born raised and still live in southe , may not accept carpet baggers like us. however, there is not another... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

we took the Amtrak to south station in boston ma on our way to salem ma. arrived at the boston station. 1st employee I asked about directions/instructions to salem tells me "I don't know". 2nd employee tells us "I don't know, follow that man over there he is going to the same place." we follow the customer who is talking... More 

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Chelsea, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I'm a Boston native. While living in the city has it perks sometimes I enjoy my alone time. South Boston is a great place to enjoy that time, because it's near the water, plenty of restaurants and plenty of relaxation.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I Grew Up and lived in South Boston , For a while. Went there when i was in my teens and twenty something. Very home like. People are Very Friendly. Nice place to live. Easy to get around and every one helps you. People are always saying hello or hi. Main attractions are South Boston , Saint Patty's Day Parade... More 

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Cambridge
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

South Boston use to be a fairly average neighborhood, although it was great if you just like a homey, middle-class, friendly neighborhood. Over the past 20 years it has become more up and coming, which means the prices are up. But, happily, the people are still local and it is still homey.

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boston
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

"Southie" has its good points and down sides. A regular working class neighborhood, it is lined with narrow streets, the traditional rows of triple decker houses, some tough housing projects, and a few lovely streets ( think East Broadway) of pretty, historic homes. It's general lack of green space is made up for by its lovely coastline and beaches stretching... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews 119 reviews
59 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Despite the influx of the yuppies and the upgrade of the local pubs. still not a place to hang out late night if you want to avoid trouble. A lot better place to live now that Whities boys are off the streets but plenty of housing projects that still breed drugs and trouble

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Boston, Massachusetts
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270 reviews 270 reviews
150 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

A boston neighborhood near surrounded by beaches. Be sure to go to the great family run business Sullivans for all your food needs between the 2nd week of March and all the way to the end of November. They serve takeout breakfast and lunch at very reasonable prices.

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Danvers, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

In my youth South Boston was a blue collar neighborhood rich in history. The neighborhood is a mixed of the past and the present but polished by the young professionals who have moved into the community. South Boston is the place to be on St. Patrick's Day or the Sunday of the St. Patrick's parade. Don't miss the Irish fun!

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san diego
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84 reviews 84 reviews
57 attraction reviews
550 helpful votes 550 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2003

I visited Boston about five years ago. The main thing I remember about South Boston was a bar. I don't remember the name of the place, it was somewhere on Broadway. There was nothing remarkable about the appearance of the place, it was the clientele I remember. There were two distinct cliques. At the front of the bar was a... More 

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