South Boston is a place that once carried a not too enviable reputation and it wasn't all that long ago that the Seaport had a completely different look, but today everything is changing. Southie is slowly seeing older buildings turned into new modern pieces of architecture a slightly younger crowd moving in.
In January of this year there were plans for up 1,700 new apartments in the morphing area. With developers dying for a chance to get their hands on a piece of property in Southie the area that borders the newly deemed "Innovation District" really is breathing new life into older neighborhoods. Even Seaport Square is shaping up into the "it" place to own a home, with 22 stories of apartments expected begin building this year.
Now it's even looking like you can expect some Manhattan-style living in the months and years to come. This past winter Mayor Menino made a push to change regulations and laws to allow developers to build smaller appartments, as small as 375 square feet. This may seem incredibly small but could provide a solution to the shortage of housing and the high rental price tags we've been seeing lately.
Of course, this is not to say that Southie is no longer a place for families and older generations but there certainly has been an influx of the younger crowds moving into the neighborhood. Developers and the city have begun catering to the young professionals and are welcoming the new look along the Seaport and through much of Southie. It might be worth considering a change of pace and a look at Southie's old and new real estate.