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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About South Boston

Housing is green. I like going to the ocean. Oh cool another minim sentence count. That's really dumb

My neighborhood has a free gym for the building and is very pet friendly to all dogs in the area. They love to give treats

The location and proximity to bars and restaurants. Also the closeness to the beach and castle island walking path is great.

It is in the city but has a suburban feel. I like the Centerpiece Flower Shop and Recreo Coffee Roasters a lot and I like going there with friends. Also Los Amigos burritos is really good.

It is close to public transit and stores close by. People who live there have been there a long time so most people know each other.

I like being near a hospital if I need to see a doctor. I like that there are several restaurants within walking distance. I like that there is an arena that hosts events nearby.

Affordability

How expensive is it in South Boston?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Nov '23-$2900$3447$4745
Oct '23-$2900$3447$4745
Sep '23-$2900$3525$4745
Aug '23-$2900$3525$4745
Jul '23-$2900$3525$4745
Jun '23-$2900$3525$4745
May '23-$2900$3525$4745
Apr '23-$2900$3525$4745
Mar '23-$2900$3525$4745
Feb '23-$2850$3652$4745
Jan '23-$2850$3652$4745
Dec '22-$2850$3652$4745
Nov '22-$2850$3652$4745

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around South Boston

South Boston Transportation

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 9191

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 93 of 146 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 108 of 146 renters

Percentage: 7272

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 75 of 146 renters

Percentage: 8686

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 111 of 146 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 81 of 146 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In South Boston

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 29% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. Significantly more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Boston serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 41% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 27% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in South Boston.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 41% more coffee shops than average
  3. Significantly more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. South Boston is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 70% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 100% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in South Boston.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 53% more parks than average
  3. Significantly more parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in South Boston.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 52% fewer shops than average
  3. 43% more shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Boston could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 51% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. A standard number of pet facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this South Boston's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 37% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 25% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Do you even lift, bro? South Boston is weak on fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 75% fewer gyms than average
  3. 47% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An all around mediocre performance for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 100% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 100% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Fasten your seat belt, it's a long way to get gas.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 100% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 100% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

South Boston Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 120 of 146 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 116 of 146 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 114 of 146 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 108 of 146 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 105 of 146 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 103 of 146 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 94 of 146 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 90 of 146 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 87 of 146 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 82 of 146 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 79 of 146 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 73 of 146 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 79 of 146 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 81 of 146 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 85 of 146 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 89 of 146 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 90 of 146 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 94 of 146 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 101 of 146 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 114 of 146 renters

South Boston Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in South Boston

8/10

Martin Luther King Jr. School

Grades PK-5 • Public

7/10
7/10

Parker Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

7/10

Bradley Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

7/10

Nathan Hale Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

7/10

Maria L. Baldwin School

Grades PK-5 • Public

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