Welcome to South End
Diverse neighborhood with lots of historic charm
Filled with Federal-style homes and well-kept brick rowhouses, Boston’s South End has plenty of historic charm and culture. Home to the Calderwood Pavilion, a mecca for art performance, as well as several ongoing community organizations, this unique neighborhood has three public libraries within its borders and focuses much attention on creative living. Several community centers support local youth and families with a range of programs and services.
Considered one of Boston’s culinary hubs, many successful restaurateurs have opened modern concept eateries surrounded by classic bistros and bars. The South End is often declared as Boston’s best food neighborhood. Coppa
, B&G Oysters
, and Kava Neo-Taverna
have opened up shop here within the past decade. Classics like Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe, Anchovies
, and Foley’s
are positioned among some landmark gay bars like The Eagle and Club Café
Undergoing rapid gentrification over the past few decades, the South End is now considered one of the city’s most stylish neighborhoods. Extremely walkable and filled with ample parks and playgrounds that are perfect for families, this close-knit community is considered home to people from all walks of life.
What to Love
- Strong architectural heritage
- A community focused on arts and culture
- Status as one of Boston’s culinary hubs
People & Lifestyle
South End’s tree-lined streets are filled with young professionals who enjoy the neighborhood’s diversity and designation as a culture and culinary hub. Many families also reside here, so you’ll find a multitude of moms pushing expensive strollers in the parks, cafe latte in hand.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
A range of boutiques and restaurants dominate the South End. At Skoah
, a “facials only” all-natural skincare boutique, you can order a signature service based on your skin type.
Stop at South End Buttery
, a quaint neighborhood bakery offering baked goods and sandwiches, for some high-end groceries and grab a chocolate glazed at Blackbird Doughnuts
, which offers a line of gourmet doughnuts and features a seasonal menu of goodies—don’t miss the Irish soda bread doughnuts each March!
, the South End outpost of a popular Italian restaurant, specializes in seafood and red-sauce pasta dishes.
The South End has five primary and secondary schools, providing education from kindergarten through grade 12.