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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

Upcoming events

Events
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Aug 19

Boston Neighborhood Basketball League

Boston Parks Summer Fitness series
Aug 19

Summer Fitness Series: Salsa dancing in the South End

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Aug 20

Boston Neighborhood Basketball League

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Aug 21

Boston Neighborhood Basketball League

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Latest news

Latest news
 Amelia Earhart, 7/30/1936, Records of the Army Air Forces, circa 1902 - 1964, Photographs of Flight Personnel, 1911 - 1941, National Archives and Records Administration
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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Jun 25

Updates coming to parking meter rates starting on Monday, July 1

Transportation
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Jun 20

Free ParkARTS Children’s workshops in July and August

Parks and Recreation
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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.