South Boston is a very highly populated neighborhood area of Boston, Massachusetts. Located to the south and east of the Fort Point Channel, and right next door to Dorchester Bay. People from this area are commonly referred to as Southie's. Well renowned for being home to the working class Irish-American's who settled the neighborhood, the vivacious Polish and Lithuanian communities have also now taken up residence here, and its demography is rapidly changing.
Dorchester Heights is located in South Boston, and it is here where the great George Washington drove away the British troops during the Great American Revolutionary War. Some of the special features of South Boston include three miles of public beaches, recreational parks, and 19 th century housing architecture.
Important catholic churches in this area include the Gate of Heaven Parish, the Lady of Czestochowa, Saint Monica's Saint Augustine's and Saint Peter's. Fort Independence is a pentagon shaped, granite fort which was built between 1834 and 1851. Also in the Dorchester Heights hills you will find a huge monument that was erected commemorating the Great Patriot Battle which drove away the British troops from Boston.
A famous and well renowned site for watching the Fourth of July celebrations is Thomas Park. The Medal of Honor Park is also a well admired spot for families, dog enthusiasts, and for viewing the St Patrick's Day Parade. There are also two softball fields, a basketball court, and a little league field, which all help contribute to the wonderful South Boston.
The restaurants in the area offer all the flavors of the world, with cuisines like of French, Latin American, Indian, Italian, Japanese and Thai.
There are two railway stations in both Broadway and Andrew, which service the South Boston area.