Diverse, artsy and open-minded, the South End has earned a reputation for great restaurants, a hot contemporary arts scene and plenty of street-level Boston charm. While the neighborhood has had its ups and downs, it’s currently way up. Young professionals, families, artists and a large gay and lesbian population have revived fun enclave. These buyers have snapped up block after block of lovely mid-nineteenth century bow-front, red brick houses. A National Historic District, the South End has more Victorian row houses than anywhere in the U.S.
The big thing is to eat your way down Tremont Street, sometimes known as “restaurant row” and then stroll along the edges of picture-perfect Union Park. Or cruise down the Southwest Corridor alongside cyclists and dog walkers.
Along Harrison Avenue, the SoWa Art District comes to life during open-studio events and weekend art markets. Explore Boston’s South End on a Sunday.
The South End’s boundaries are Columbus Avenue in the north, Berkeley Street in the east, Albany Street in the south and Massachusetts Avenue in the west. Most of the commercial action takes place along Columbus and Tremont Streets.
T: Back Bay/Orange