Blog :: 2018

A Quick And Awesome Guide to 10 Best Restaurants in South Boston

South Boston is a neighborhood that is rich in history and even richer in character. From Victorian architecture, tree-lined streets and historical landmarks to its unique demographics thanks to Boston’s proud history of immigration. This has resulted in a thriving restaurant scene. From cheap eats to high-end cuisine South Boston has something to suit everyone’s taste buds. Here’s our pick of best restaurants in South Boston:

Strega Waterfront

If you want a dining destination with breathtaking oceanfront views and extraordinary interiors with a new twist to Italian cuisine, then Strega Waterfront is the place!

Lincoln Tavern

Lincoln Tavern offers a great atmosphere with late night foods and drinks. That serves traditional American comfort food with an interesting gourmet twist that is reasonably priced.

My Diner

If you’re looking for a the best breakfast place, this family run diner offers delicious homestyle meals at an affordable price and friendly service.

Frenchie Wine Bistro

If you’re after a modern, cozy, chic, affordable and delicious French fare in the South with an American influence then Frenchie Wine Bistro is a place to go!

Sullivan's

This old-fashioned take out restaurant is located on Castle Island is also known for its hot dog, hamburger stand and long lines that is worth the wait. Sullivan's offers great meals at a reasonable price. Your summer isn’t complete without a visit to Sully’s.

Amrheins Restaurant

Amrheins is the oldest bar and restaurant in South Boston and it is known for its late night menu with full bar, sports watching, brunch, lunch and dinner that offers historical ambience and great food.

MIDA

A contemporary, italian-influenced restaurant in the South End that serves homemade pastas, seafood dishes, creative cocktails and old-world wines.

Local 149

Local 149 is a restaurant in South Boston that serves exceptionally local, modern American cuisine, craft beers and creative cocktails - making it a cool hangout for food and drinks.

KO Pies

For an Australian fare in a cozy cafe in South Boston, the KO Pies is the place to go. It also offers savory meat and vegetable pies.

Rondo's Sub Shop

Rondo's Sub Shop is a laid-back deli that is known for its best cheesesteak in town. Rondo's Sub Shop also offers hamburger, fries, hot dog and other hot subs.

 

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    South Boston Real Estate Year in Review: Prices Rage On

     

    The 2017 year-end numbers are in for South Boston and for the eighth year in a row median sales prices for all types of property have increased. It is up 7.7%, where the medium sales price in 2016 was $650,000 and now has risen to $700,500. The reason for this rise in prices is Southie’s desirable neighborhood with waterfront property, the Seaport and downtown close by. But also there is still a shortage of inventory, despite all the building in the neighborhood, exerting upward pressure on prices.

     

    In the early 2000’s it wasn’t uncommon to see 300-400 properties on the market, and as of this report there are only 78 properties listed. This only represents 1 month’s inventory, which is far less than average inventory of about 4 months. While the prices of property have gone up, the number of sales have stabilized- or gone down. The resale market for condominiums are down because people are holding onto their property, aren’t finding suitable real estate in suburbia, or they’ve chosen to rent their property. This will likely change in the next few years as there are signs that the rental market is softening.

     

    With interest rates trending up, sooner or later this will put pressure on the housing prices, perhaps creating some softening in sales. Given all the construction on the Seaport, with new companies moving into our region we could withstand a national interest rate hike: but sooner or later rising rates are bound to affect the market.  So what does this mean to buyers?  Buyers might decide to make a purchase now before rates go up, so 2018 should show some activity in sales.

     

    Another way to view the market is to estimate where we are in the current cycle. While we consider it still a seller’s market, market fluctuation will occur and could spell the end of the positive eight-year cycle. So the question will be asked in this interesting market is are we going into the 9th year of a real estate boom, or will things soften. For the future we are cautiously optimistic given the strength of the general economy, Boston’s continued building boom, and the location of our neighborhood to significant commercial interests.

     

     

    Information for this article was gathered from the Warren Group, MLS Property Information Network, and Rooney Real Estate data.  

     

    Jackie Rooney is one of the premier Real Estate Agent in South Boston with 30 years’ experience in real estate sales. He can be reached at 617-645-5370 or by email at Jackie@rooney-re.com.

     

     

     

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