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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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Events
Boston Parks Summer Fitness series
Jun 24

Summer Fitness Series: Salsa dancing in the South End

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Jun 26

Tremont Street Design Project public meeting

Boston Parks Summer Fitness series
Jul 1

Summer Fitness Series: Salsa dancing in the South End

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Jul 8

Summer tennis and reading program (ages 6 - 10)

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Jun 20

Free ParkARTS Children’s workshops in July and August

Parks and Recreation
Members of the BBR Reuse Center with Commissioner Carl Spector and Mayor Walsh
Jun 12

2019 Greenovate Award winners

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Jun 11

2019 City of Boston scholarship fund awardees announced

Mayor's Office
Rendering of the bridge
Jun 10

Key state permit to rebuild Long Island Bridge received by City of Boston

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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.