South Bay is the northernmost neighborhood in Dorchester, between Roxbury, the South End, and South Boston's Andrew Square.
Poised for redevelopment. The area is currently a stretch of older commercial and industrial buildings, anchored by big-box South Bay shopping center. It has long been a prime site for redevelopment – especially given its proximity to the South End, and rising prices in surrounding areas of Dorchester and South Boston – and its significant potential is only recently becoming realized. In addition, the neighborhood is between two subway stops – the Andrew Square station on the Red Line, and the Newmarket stop on the Commuter Rail.
Until now, the neighborhood has largely been a pass-through between Upham's Corner and the South End. It is anchored by the South Bay shopping center, and a strip of warehouses and active industrial buildings. However, the neighborhood is beginning to undergo a significant redevelopment effort which may transform it into a desirable space between the fancy South End and the emerging Upham's Corner.
The South Bay neighborhood within Dorchester is between two subway stops, the Andrew Square station on the Red Line, and the Newmarket stop on the Commuter Rail.
South Bay is the northernmost neighborhood in Dorchester, with Roxbury to the west, the South End to the north, and South Boston's Andrew Square to the east. To the south are the Dorchester sub-neighborhoods of Uphams Corner and the Polish Triangle.
The South Bay was a noted feature of the landscape bordering Dorchester, Roxbury and Boston. The Washington Village (Andrew) section of Dorchester was annexed to the city in 1855, following Dorchester Neck (the main part of South Boston), which was taken from Dorchester and annexed to Boston in 1805.