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Why South Boston is a Great Place to Raise a Family

Looking for a neighborhood in Boston to raise a family? There are so many factors at play when it comes to deciding what neighborhood to raise a family in such as proximity to other families, schooling, activities, security, and more. Additionally, whatever neighborhood you choose also has to meet your own personal preferences as well as your spouse’s when applicable as well. Putting all of these factors together, it’s safe to say this decision can be a tricky one. Luckily, Boston has plenty of great areas to choose from and in this post, we’ll share why the South Boston neighborhood could be a great place to raise a family.


South Boston, also known as Southie, is a densely populated neighborhood full of history and tradition along the south and east of the Fort Point Channel and abuts Dorchester Bay. One of our favorite areas of South Boston is amid the panoramic views of Pleasure Bay. But that’s not all. South Boston has a plethora of family recreational areas perfect for a day out with the family, a picnic, or fun activities on the water safe for the entire family. For example, you could take a stroll on Castle Island or do an excursion at M Street Playground. If you’re looking to splurge and spend some adult time away from the kids, you could take advantage of the drop-off babysitting and swim classes for kids at The Boston Athletic Club. There are many family-friendly activities and areas you could choose from in South Boston.


South Boston is known for great schools! Of the 9 schools located in South Boston, Perry K-8 School is one of the best with a rating of 4. As part of the Boston School District, public schools in South Boston feature high-quality education, top educators in the nation, and a host of activities to keep students engaged all year long.


Safety and Security is a must when it comes to raising a family. It’s imperative to feel safe in a home and in your neighborhood. One of the things we love about South Boston is it’s low crime rates. According to, South Boston scores a B when it comes to criminal activity compared with neighborhoods in the nation. South Boston is generally a safe environment to live in and raise a family.

With a host of community service organizations, arts and science programs, fitness activities, and kid-friendly environments, and it’s convenient proximity to downtown Boston, South Boston definitely appeals to young families of diverse backgrounds. That’s part of what makes South Boston so special. For an area to so rich in history, have ample housing, and full of so many wonderful areas of family-friendly recreational opportunities it’s hard not to at least take a look. If you’re interested in looking at properties in South Boston, give us a call. Home Town Brokerage's team of Boston real estate agents is unparalleled in expertise and commitment to serving buyer and sellers in the area. As our name suggests, our agents live, work and play in this historic city. Home Town Brokerage is located in South Boston and we have our fingers on the pulse the local real estate market - from homes in the South End to luxury buildings in the Seaport, our Boston realtors take great pride in connecting clients with the perfect residence. We’d be happy to show you around this beautiful area.

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