City Point is an east side neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Located approximately a 20-minute commute from the downtown business district, this neighborhood has many businesses lining East Broadway Street and numerous side streets where restaurants, convenience stores, shops, and services are located, making them accessible on foot to residents.
Weather in this northeast coastal neighborhood is often wet with rain in warmer months and snow in cold months. Wet weather does not have to dampen your walks with your canine companion if you are prepared with appropriate outdoor gear. Warm winter coats for sub-freezing winters while umbrellas and rain jackets for rainy days in spring, summer, and fall, will allow you to continue your outings with your pet. When severe winter storms and thunderstorms occur, weather can be extreme with high winds, hail, lightning, or heavy snow that poses a danger to pedestrians and pets.
City Point is an irregular shaped neighborhood located on the Dorchester Peninsula which juts out on the north side of the Old Harbor and south of Reserve Channel. Pleasure Bay is situated on the east side and presents a curved waterfront with a beach and causeway that reaches a former island park on the east side which is now attached to the mainland. Another beach is located on the south side of the community.
The terrain in the area has some gentle inclines but no steep grades that pose a serious impediment to pedestrians and their pups on walks. Homes in the area feature historic architecture and consists of townhouses, single-family detached homes, and low rise apartments that are two to four stories in height. Many buildings are closely set to street fronts, but some are set farther back and have shade trees to beautify the neighborhood.
Sidewalks are present along residential and commercial streets, so you and your pet will not need to share the road with traffic.
City Point canines will find a nearby dog park to the west. The South Boston Bark Park is an enclosed dog park where your pup can play in a fenced area off-leash, but you must supervise your pet and no more than three dogs per handler are permitted.
Within the City Point boundaries are the Medal of Honor Park and Christopher Lee Playground, part of a contiguous green space. Paved walkways intersect at a circular feature in the Medal of Honor Park and the playground has recreational facilities. Your dog must remain leashed on park paths.
On the east side along the bay is Marine Park, City Point Park, Head Island Causeway Pleasure Bay Beach, and Harbor Trail, extending to the west and south. Marine Park has many recreational and sports facilities including a skating rink while City Point Park is heavily treed and borders the beach with beautiful green space.