Walk Score Logo
Go
Locate me

Living in South Boston Boston

South Boston is the 15th most walkable neighborhood in Boston with 33,607 residents.

South Boston has good public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Downtown, Chinatown, Downtown Crossing, North Dorchester, Bay Village, North End and South End.

Nearby Apartments

Walk Score of South Boston, Boston, MA

South Boston is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

Photo of Dorchester Heights National Historic Site in South Boston, Boston

Dorchester Heights National Historic Site

Photo of South Boston Bowlarama in South Boston, Boston

South Boston Bowlarama

Most errands can be accomplished on foot in South Boston Boston.

South Boston is the 15th most walkable neighborhood in Boston with a Walk Score of 81.

Find apartments in Boston's most walkable neighborhoods: North End, Chinatown and Bay Village.

South Boston Boston Apartments for Rent

View all South Boston apartments on a map.

Rental info for 660 Washington in the South Boston area
from $2,675
Studio
Walk Score 98
Rental info for 1410 Columbia Rd in the South Boston area
$1,975
1 bed
Walk Score 82
Rental info for 81 Essex Street - R in the South Boston area
$1,700
1 bed
Walk Score 98
Rental info for 62 Boylston Str Apart. - R in the South Boston area
$2,350
1 bed
Walk Score 97
Rental info for 538 East Broadway in the South Boston area
from $2,450
1 bed
Walk Score 97
Rental info for 284 K Street in the South Boston area
$2,700
2 bed
Walk Score 94
Rental info for 42 Beach Street in the South Boston area
$2,650
1 bed
Walk Score 98
view Map
100+ listings in South Boston

South Boston Neighborhood Ranking

Compare South Boston to other Boston neighborhoods.

Rank

#

Name

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

13 Allston 86 81 82 27,582
14 Charlestown 82 71 75 16,132
15 South Boston 81 65 69 33,607
16 East Boston 81 64 59 39,798
17 South Dorchester 81 72 56 60,535

Moving to Boston from another city?

Eating & Drinking

There are about 242 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in South Boston.

People in South Boston can walk to an average of 5 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Restaurant Choices Map

= More Choices

thumbnail for South Boston BowlaramaThis is a great bowling place to go to, it has lots of lanes, arcades, a small bar area and also a function room for birthday parties. It's on a main road great location and easy to get too. Must check out great prices

Voula Paras
on South Boston Bowlarama

Transit Score of South Boston, Boston, MA

South Boston has Good Transit

Many nearby public transportation options. Find South Boston Boston apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

South Boston has good public transportation and about 16 bus and 1 subway lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from South Boston on public transit.

icon for car shares in South Boston

South Boston has about 21 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar, Hertz On Demand and Enterprise CarShare.

Neighborhood Guides

Thinking of renting an apartment or buying in South Boston Boston? Ask our neighborhood guides a question.

Angelo Perez

Hardworking eager, ambitious, outgoing, etc...

Ask Angelo about South Boston

Photo of Dorchester Heights National Historic Site in South Boston, Boston

Dorchester Heights National Historic Site

Photo of Seapoint Restaurant in South Boston, Boston

Seapoint Restaurant

Photo of Family Dollar Store in South Boston, Boston

Family Dollar Store

Learn how to become a Neighborhood Guide.

Bike Score of South Boston, Boston, MA

South Boston is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

Bike
Score

     o__
    _.>/ _
___(_)_\(_)___
          
Bike
Lanes

________________
 __  __  __  __
________________
          
Hills
          _
         / \
   _   _/   \
__/ \_/      \__
          
Bike
Commuters
              _
             |_|
/\           |_|
[]...........|_|
          

icon for bike shares in South Boston

Bike sharing is available from Hubway.

Photo of Castle Island Beach in South Boston, Boston

Castle Island Beach

Photo of Seapoint Restaurant in South Boston, Boston

Seapoint Restaurant

Photo of Carson Beach in South Boston, Boston

Carson Beach

Photo of Castle Island Beach in South Boston, Boston

Castle Island Beach

Photo of Family Dollar Store in South Boston, Boston

Family Dollar Store

Photo of Bank of America in South Boston, Boston

Bank of America

thumbnail for Castle Island BeachCheck out everything this beach has to offer with its beautiful shoreline, bike trails, food stands and historical site of Fort Independence. #urbanbeach Photo: BostonPhotoSphere

Walk Score Team
on Castle Island Beach

Photo of Laboure Child Care Center in South Boston, Boston

Laboure Child Care Center

Photo of South Boston Community Health Center in South Boston, Boston

South Boston Community Health Center

Photo of Seaport Blvd @ Seaport Hotel in South Boston, Boston

Seaport Blvd @ Seaport Hotel

Photo of Southie Liquors in South Boston, Boston

Southie Liquors

thumbnail for Carson BeachTake a pit stop via the Red Line subway and check out Carson Beach’s great view of the Harbor. #urbanbeach Photo: BostonPhotoSphere

Walk Score Team
on Carson Beach

South Boston is Talking About...

bar walking money stats school south boston job god southie drink play eat dog beer lincoln tavern & restaurant sleep team party bruins shot

South Boston is all about:

Tweet @WalkScore
Photo of Sweet Tooth Boston in South Boston, Boston

Sweet Tooth Boston

Photo of Comcast Cable in South Boston, Boston

Comcast Cable

Photo of Edible Arrangements in South Boston, Boston

Edible Arrangements

Photo of South Boston Condo in South Boston, Boston

South Boston Condo

thumbnail for L Street BeachThis popular beach is usually packed with swimmers and sunbathers. It is also equipped with a recreation area that has a large bathhouse, sport courts and walking trails. #urbanbeach Photo: Boston Harborwalk

Walk Score Team
on L Street Beach

Walk Score Professional

Real Estate

Walk Score Neighborhood Map

Join over 30,000 sites that use our Neighborhood Map to showcase rental and for sale properties.

Software Developers

Walk Score APIs

Build apps with Walk Score, public transit data, and commute and travel times via Walk Score APIs.

Data and Analysis

Walk Score Data and Research

Use Walk Score data for real estate, public health, finance, and urban planning research and analysis.