5 Reasons to Move to Boston’s South End

Updated: Mar 14, 2019

Relocating to Boston and looking for a truly safe investment for your next home? Check out the South End, a neighborhood bursting with vitality against a backdrop of historic architecture, flowering parks, brick row houses, and wrought iron fences. Not to be confused with South Boston or “Southie,” the South End is just west of I-93 and abuts the Back Bay and Copley Square. The South End neighborhood has growing property values, a lively arts scene, and a strong sense of community. Let’s take a look at what makes the South End one of the most desirable places for creative professionals to live and work in Boston:

Picturesque and Iconic Real Estate

The South End is home to the largest intact Victorian row house district in the country. Today, these are mostly pricey townhouses and condos. Greek, Romanesque, and Gothic revival architecture abounds here, earning the South End a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. An architectural review commission ensures that changes are in keeping with the historic character of the neighborhood.

A Diverse Neighborhood

A welcoming, creative professional class from across ethnic groups and the LGBTQ community have taken root in South End. You’ll find a strong Latino enclave enlivening the cultural scene. An exceptional abundance of neighborhood associations keep a sense of community alive.

Arts and Culture

You can stroll the South End galleries and open design studios on your walk home from work and find live music along your route. Factories and mills from the 1800’s have been carefully modified in accordance with preservation guidelines to house an array of design studios, galleries, and small businesses. The Boston Center for the Arts and Boston Ballet School are both in South End.

Eclectic Small Businesses and Eateries

Independent and eclectic businesses, boutiques, galleries, and design studios line the brick sidewalks and neighborhood streets within South End. The neighborhood is known among foodies for its great mix of restaurants, and has something of a reputation in Boston as “brunch central.”

Green Spaces

The South End also stands out for its tree-lined streets and nearly 30 pocket parks and squares, which were modeled after 18th century English parks. The SoWa Open Market, weekend from Spring to Fall on South Washington Street, is a popular gathering place for Bostonians who are attracted to the farmers market stalls and myriad food trucks.

If you’re looking for property in the South End or would simply like a neighborhood real estate stroll with one of our agents, please contact our city experts at NextHome Titletown. We’re happy to show you around and help you land your dream home. Please contact us today at NextHome Titletown - 617.657.9811 or contact@nexthometitletown.com.

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