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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.

South End
Boston, MA 02118
United States
Did you know...

The South End is a Landmark District. We also have info on the South End's historic St. Botolph District.

Upcoming events

Family Gym
Mar 25

Family Gym at BCYF Blackstone

Family Gym
Apr 1

Family Gym at BCYF Blackstone

Small business resource workshop
Apr 5

Contracting with the City Info Session

Family Gym
Apr 8

Family Gym at BCYF Blackstone

Latest news

Artist Genaro Ortega
Mar 22

Artist Genaro Ortega selected to create Peters Park mural in the South End

Arts and Culture
BCYF Bee Top Three
Mar 20

Boston’s Best Spellers Celebrated at 10th Annual Citywide Spelling Bee

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Mayor Walsh greets children as he enters a school.
Mar 17

2017 City scholarship applications now available to Boston residents

Education Cabinet
Mayor Walsh spoke at the Boston Municipal Research Bureau Shattuck Awards
Mar 1

Mayor Walsh's remarks to the Boston Municipal Research Bureau

Mayor's Office

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.