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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

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Aug 22

Household hazardous waste, paper shredding, textiles, and electronics drop-off

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Buildings We Love: 424 Massachusetts Avenue

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Mayor's 2019 Enchanted Trolley Tour

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Halloween Street Closures in Boston's Neigborhoods

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Landmarks project spotlight: 1767 Washington Street

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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.