With its proximity to downtown and Back Bay, the South End has recently become one of Boston’s most popular neighborhoods. The South End is all about diversity, consisting of a wonderful mix of old and new architecture. From its classic brownstone and row house town homes to its ultra-modern loft-style residences, the South End easily caters to just about anyone’s personal tastes.
The South End is built mostly of mid-nineteenth century bowfronts—aesthetically uniform rows of five-story, predominantly red-brick structures, of mixed residential and commercial uses. The most common styles are Renaissance Revival, Italianate and French Second Empire, though there are Greek Revival, Egyptian Revival, Gothic Revival, and Queen Anne style houses, among several other styles.
The South End is also home to Restaurant Row on Tremont Street. Many people consider the South End to be Boston’s most-fun neighborhood and closest in feel to New York City. It is also home to America’s largest continuous Landmark District, with over 30 parks and a thriving artist community.
Whether you are a young professional, an empty-nester, or a family looking to live within the city, the South End could easily be the place.