Drive through South Boston, or “Southie,” and you’ll quickly realize that you’re witnessing a whole new Southie on the rise—if you somehow haven’t yet heard, the infamous Whitey Bulger’s in jail and the vacant lots and dilapidated buildings of yesteryear are long gone. Departed, if you will, replaced by sparkling condos and even an artisanal cheese shop (see American Provisions). And yet, the charm of Southie, the neighborhood feel, the Irish pride, the strong sense of community, appears to remain intact.
A friend recently told me that current South Boston real estate prices have increased 9% over last year’s prices, and he fully expects South Boston to become the next South End within the next ten years. Sure, he’s partially invested in South Boston’s future because he owns property there, but is he overconfident in assessing South Boston’s future? Probably not.
South Boston has a lot to offer: the waterfront, the beaches, Castle Island, all a stone’s throw away from downtown and an easy commute. There are a multitude of eateries available, ranging from Local 149 (the former Farragut House location) to Amrheins.
Condo developments appear to dominate in South Boston, many of which have available units. Take, for example, the Trolley House condos, located at 335 West 2nd Street. Developed in 2005, these condos border the Seaport District, and include luxury amenities such as granite countertops, hardwood floors, Jacuzzi tubs, and, perhaps the most luxurious of amenities in Southie: heated garage parking. Low condo fees of approximately $300 a month cover building security and access to a common courtyard.
Or check out the Old Harbor Street condos, located at 51 Old Harbor Street right next to the park. Unit 2 is a two bedroom, two bath currently on the market with gleaming hardwood floors and extra low condo fees of $160/month.
Condos seem to dominate the market in Southie, and there are plenty of them currently available for you to peruse and potentially buy! Contact a member of CondoDomain to get started today!
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