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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.

Upcoming events

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Oct 31

BCYF Blackstone Halloween Party

City Hall to Go Truck
Nov 8

City Hall To Go Truck: South End

Aerial view of Melnea Cass Boulevard near Tropical Foods
Nov 10

Melnea Cass Boulevard Design Project Meeting

City Hall to Go Truck
Nov 22

City Hall To Go Truck: South End

Latest news

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Oct 25

Traffic Advisory for Halloween Weekend

Traffic Alert
Oct 21

Traffic advisory for the South End

Traffic Alert
Oct 12

Traffic Advisory for Saturday, October 15, and Sunday, October 16, 2016

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Sep 28

Imagine Boston 2030 announces Fall Engagement Team, Engagement Events

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.