The boundaries of the modern neighborhood of Fort Point are somewhat ill-defined, but it includes the land a few blocks on either side of the Fort Point Channel. The Fort Point artist's community is located on the opposite side of the channel, also known as the South Boston Waterfront. The district within the neighborhood of South Boston is defined as an area of approximately 100 acres, including the Fort Point Channel to the west, Summer Street to the north, the Bypass Road to the east, and West 2nd Street to the south.
Fort Point is served by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority via Broadway station and South Station, as well as bus routes #7, #9, #11, and #47. The Silver Line (MBTA) bus rapid transit (BRT) system serves parts of Fort Point. Additionally, water taxi companies serve Fort Point locations along Fort Point Channel such as Atlantic Wharf, Children's Wharf, and the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse/Fan Pier, connecting to Rowes Wharf and Logan International Airport. Private shuttles like the Southie Shuttle, Cultural Connector, and Channel Center Shuttle supplement public transportation to the neighborhood.
Fort Point is also home to many points of interest, including the Boston Children's Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Fort Point Arts Community, which is located on the opposite side of the channel. For those who love good food and drinks, the area has many upscale restaurants, trendy bars, and cafes like Flour Bakery + Cafe, Row 34, and Drink among others. Also, the Summer Street Bridge, which crosses the channel, welcomes eastbound travelers to South Boston and westbound travelers to Fort Point.