The South End
About The South End
South End Real Estate
The South End
About The South End
South End Real Estate
- Total Listings: 229
- Average Price: $772,442
- Highest Price: $7,250,000
- Lowest Price: $40
A Little Bit of History
The South End was developed in the mid-1800s and was home to many wealthy, upper-class families. The neighborhood was built on what was once a tidal marsh that was filled in along with the rest of Back Bay. When the financial crisis of the 1870s hit the city, many of the existing single-family brownstones were converted to multi-family apartments and the area became home to middle-class residents.
In the early 1900s, the South End underwent another transformation. At that time the neighborhood was increasingly becoming home to marginalized queer and African American communities. While this resulted in a rocky few decades as people dealt with issues of racism and trouble accepting the LGBTQ community, the neighborhood ultimately came out on top as one of the most progressive and accepting communities in Boston. Today, the South End remains a place that embraces its cultural diversity and history.
Life in the South End
The South End is one of Boston’s most coveted communities, partially due to the tree-lined blocks of classic Boston brownstones. While it is a densely populated residential neighborhood, the South End still has an abundance of green spaces, including the Southwest Corridor Path, which is great for walking, biking, or admiring the gardens. This neighborhood is perfect for endless shopping and dining trips. In fact, Boston’s “Restaurant Row” runs through the South End offering various fine dining options. The South End is known for its unique, local boutiques that sell high-end clothing, accessories, and beauty products.
The area is also a hub for the arts. The Boston Center for the Arts is a longtime staple, but over the past decade, SoWa has become the new art hotspot. What once was a collection of abandoned warehouses is now a thriving arts district that hosts festivals, crafts markets, and farmer’s markets year-round. While there are no MBTA stops that technically fall within the south end, there are plenty, including Back Bay, Mass Ave, and Tufts Medical Center, along its borders for commuters to use. The South End is a centrally-located neighborhood, just 20 minutes from the Financial District or the Prudential Center.
Where You Would Live
The South End may be known for its brownstones, but the housing options don’t end there. In recent years, there has been a surge of new construction of luxury condos and apartments, many of which offer bells and whistles, like doormen, gyms, common spaces, and even Amazon hubs. These shiny new buildings have not taken away from the historic feel of the neighborhood. A majority of the housing in the area consists of old apartments full of character that have been renovated to have modern finishes and amenities.
Advice For South End Buyers
"The South End is one of the most desirable neighborhoods for young professionals and families due to its surplus of restaurants, bars, and entertainment. Residents can expect clean sidewalks, abundant community spaces, and plenty of great architecture and views.
There’s something for everyone in the South End, from mid-rise condos to historic single-family homes. Whether you’re planning on driving or utilizing public transit, this is one of the best locations in Boston."
Michael English, Senné Associate
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5 Bed • 4 Bath • 4,535 Sf
146 W Newton Street, Boston
One Of Boston's Most Outstanding Single Family Renovations. This Elegant Modernist Residence Has Five Floors, Three Terraces And A Garden, Four Lar...View Listing
5 Bed • 5 Bath • 4,339 Sf
11 Rutland Sq, Boston
Exceptional Single Family Home In The Heart Of The South End. Featured In New England Home Magazine, This One-of-a-kind, Newly Renovated Townhome O...View Listing
4 Bed • 5 Bath • 4,200 Sf
10 Rutland Sq, Boston
The Finest Townhouse Restoration (gut Renovated In 2011) In Boston’s South End. No Expense Was Spared In Making This The Ideal Home For Those Who A...View Listing
3 Bed • 4 Bath • 3,540 Sf
28-30 Union Park #4, Boston
Stunning One-of-a-kind South End 3 Bedroom Penthouse Located In One of boston's Finest Locations. Two Side By Side, Grand Scale Brownstones, Combin...View Listing
3 Bed • 4 Bath • 3,632 Sf
147 West Canton St, Boston
Located On One Of The Most Coveted Streets In The South End; Renovated “on The Park” 3+ Beds & 3.5 Baths Single Family With Elevator Is Situated Ov...View Listing
4 Bed • 5 Bath • 3,672 Sf
167 West Newton Street, Boston
New Construction! Corner Exposure 4 Beds & 4.5 Baths Single Family In The Historic Se: A Modern Design Was Chosen For This Unique Home; With The ...View Listing
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