Considered one of Boston’s liveliest and most culturally diverse neighborhoods, the South End is the largest surviving Victorian residential district and dotted with community gardens and pocket parks. The South End is home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a myriad of jazz clubs, and an eclectic array of eateries. The neighborhood’s SOWA district (South of Washington Street) is home to galleries, artist’s studios, and lofts – where residents take part in the lively arts scene on “First Friday,” a monthly art walk hosted by the SOWA Artist Guild. Public Transportation includes Orange Line and commuter rail access at Back Bay Station and multiple options along the Silver Line.
Real Estate in South End
Predominantly developed in the late 1840s and early 1850s, architectural styles include Renaissance Revival, Italianate, and French Second Empire. There are several exciting newer developments along Washington and Harrison Streets. The Ink Block is newly constructed luxury apartments and Sienna luxury condominiums are slated to come online in 2018. Additionally, the renovation what is now the Lucas has created quite a buzz in the neighborhood.
Activities and Points of Interest
Exploring History: South End
SoWa Arts + Design District
Boston Center for the Arts
Boston Symphony Hall
SOWA Artist Guild
Eight Streets Neighborhood Association
Washington Gateway Main Street Board
Underground at Ink Block