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Last updated: 5/15/19

South End

A neighborhood in central Boston with something for everyone.

The South End is truly a cosmopolitan neighborhood. It is just minutes away from Downtown and the Back Bay, and has recently become one of the City’s most popular neighborhoods.

South End
Boston, MA 02118
United States

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Oct 23

South End Landmark District Commission

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Oct 24

South End Landmark District Commission

Family Gym
Oct 26

Family Gym at BCYF Blackstone

Family Gym
Nov 2

Family Gym at BCYF Blackstone

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Latest news

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A rendering showing an eclectic revival hotel with 13-story glass tower in the background
Sep 17

Landmarks project spotlight: 1767 Washington Street

Landmarks Commission
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Sep 5

Traffic advisory for Saturday, September 7, and Sunday, September 8, 2019

Transportation
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Jul 24

Notes from the Archives: Amelia Earhart in Boston

Archives and Records Management
BCYF Mirabella Pool
Jul 18

Mayor declares heat emergency, opens BCYF Cooling Centers and pools to residents

Public Health Commission
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Neighborhood features

The South End is a landmark district. We also have information on the South End's historic St. Botolph DistrictThe South End is home to:

  • young professionals
  • families, and
  • a vibrant gay and lesbian community.

The area’s main streets are Tremont Street, Columbus Avenue, and Mass Avenue. Here you’ll find the area’s renowned Victorian brownstone buildings. The Washington Gateway Main Streets program supports the neighborhood’s many small businesses.

There are nearly 30 parks in the area. It’s also home to a thriving arts community and some of the best restaurants in Boston.

SoWa Open Markets

The markets, located on Harrison Avenue, are open on Sundays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tremont Street (Restaurant Row)

You can choose from several different world-class restaurants.

Shawmut Avenue

The tree-lined street is filled with boutiques and restaurants.

Blackstone and Franklin Parks

The two classically designed open-spaces provide a respite from the hustle and bustle of the neighborhood.