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Last updated: 7/6/17

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.

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Winndevelopment chosen to redevelop Mary Ellen McCormack public housing development

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Mayor Walsh offers remarking during an event with AARP of Boston.
Aug 10

City announces request for proposals for Bruce C. Bolling building

Economic Development
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Aug 10

Mayor Walsh convenes New England Mayors, Police Chiefs, advocates to discuss gun safety

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.