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South End

South End

This centrally-located neighborhood has 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. This Landmark District 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.

Upcoming events

City Hall to Go Truck
Jan 20

City Hall To Go Cart: South End

Image for South Bay Harbor Trail Project public meeting
Jan 26

South Bay Harbor Trail Project public meeting

City Hall to Go Truck
Feb 3

City Hall To Go Cart: South End

Family Gym
Feb 4

Family Gym at BCYF Blackstone

Latest news

Aerial shot of Melnea Cass roadway and project limits
Dec 13

City of Boston, Boston University and Project Place launch new partnership

Public Health Commission
Traffic Alert
Oct 25

Traffic Advisory for Halloween Weekend

Traffic Alert
Oct 21

Traffic advisory for the South End

Traffic Alert
Oct 12

Traffic Advisory for Saturday, October 15, and Sunday, October 16, 2016


Key locations

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.