Boston’s South End: Everything You Need to Know

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map of Boston's south endBoston’s South End is bordered by Back Bay, Chinatown, and Roxbury. It extends from Massachusetts Avenue on the west to Berkeley Avenue on the east, and north to south, from Columbus Avenue to Harrison Avenue.

The South End is known for its Victorian style houses and Boston's South End Row Housesmany parks. Since 1973 the South End has listed on the National Register of Historic Places as “the largest urban Victorian neighborhood in the country.” In 1983 it was named a Boston Landmark District.

Find out more about the history of the The South End.

What else is in Boston’s South End?


SoWa is the creative center of Boston’s South End and is short for “South of Washington. ” USA Today named it the #2 Best Art District in the country.  You can find the SoWa Open Market and the SoWa Vintage Market there as well.

Cultural Arts

In addition to art galleries in the SoWa district, the rest of The South End is home to the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) and the school for the Boston Ballet, and many more galleries and theaters. It is home to the Institute of Contemporary Art. You can also join the annual SoWa Art Walk being held this year on May 1, 2016


A park in Boston's South EndThere are many, many parks scattered through the Sound End.  For example, here is a list of 28 Kid Friendly Parks in Boston’s South End.

South Corridor Park follows the Orange Line nearly five miles and runs through the South End. A walk along the the stretch between the Mass Ave and Back Bay subway stops is a great way to see the South End.



High end fine dining to kitchy breakfast nooks and everything in between. You will find it all in the South End. Check out the links below for a smorgasbord of dining tips and information.

Related: 36 Hours in the South End of Boston

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