South End is a neighborhood between Back Bay, South Boston, Roxbury, and the Theatre District.

Welcome to South End

A Boston neighborhood with the charms of London, Paris, and Brooklyn
South End is a neighborhood between Back Bay, South Boston, Roxbury, and the Theatre District. This highly walkable neighborhood is the center of diverse architecture, culture, shops, galleries, and restaurants. No other Boston neighborhood can match its unique architecture, which includes the London-like charms of well-arranged townhouses, Paris-inspired sidewalk cafes, and galleries infused with Brooklyn charm and New England character.

What to Love

  • A 300-acre district of Victorian homes
  • Trendy restaurants
  • Proximity to other Boston neighborhoods like the Theatre District, Roxbury, South Boston, and Back Bay

Local Lifestyle

Residents of South End are usually young families who seek an upscale lifestyle in a diverse neighborhood. Locals rarely leave this charming neighborhood due to its excellent dining spots, shopping destinations, and adorable playgrounds and parks.

One of the joys of living in South End is walking on its streets. Locals love strolling through its historic landmark district as they take in the country's highest number of Victorian-era homes. Tremont Street is the locals' main thoroughfare, and residents have plenty of dining destinations with outdoor seating for the warmer months.

The Taste of South End highlights South End's fame as a prime culinary spot in Boston. This foodie event brings over 40 of the best restaurants in South End, showcasing their exceptional cuisines as locals and visitors delight their palate with delicacies. Residents also enjoy diverse wines, fine beer, and craft cocktails.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

South End's exceptional dining scene is the most sought-after compared with other Boston neighborhoods. There are many upscale restaurants whose owners and chefs have earned high acclaim beyond Boston’s borders. Chef Barbara Lynch spots The Butcher Shop and B&G Oyster at the top of the list of the most renowned dining destinations in this neighborhood. The Butcher Shop has the best beef tartare and bone marrow and boasts a remarkable wine program, while B&G Oysters is a haven for the most sumptuous seafood, with the Maine lobster roll being a patron favorite.

Myers + Chang brings Asia-inspired cuisines to South End with Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese foods. It's the locals' favorite weekend spot for dim-sum brunch.

Besides the amazing dining scene, South End's shopping scene is second to none. Sault New England presents a variety of men's workwear and outdoor gear-inspired clothes. For modern women's wear, there's an array of boutique brands at Viola Lovely, while Michele Mercaldo Jewelry is the best place for contemporary handmade jewelry. The SoWa, or South of Washington District, has some of the best galleries and vintage markets to collect your next artwork.

The SoWa Open Market opens every weekend from spring to fall. You won't miss something to buy from the local vendors, food and drink truck sellers, artisans, and food purveyors selling their wares.

Things to Do

Nothing beats the excitement and fun of visiting the different attractions in the South End. Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for Arts is the best place to catch up with contemporary art and media by established and upcoming artists and curators. It hosts six paintings, sculptures, and performance art exhibitions every season.

Cyclorama is another excellent destination for theater performances, trade shows, and speaking events. This building dates back to 1884, and its copper skylight highlights its industrial-style build. If you love spending your leisure time in the open space, head to Southwest Corridor Park. This lively park has gentle meandering paths popular with cyclists, joggers, and dog walkers. The park is dotted with community gardens that fill its open space with tranquility.


Boston Public Schools serve the community of South End. Exceptional schools in the area include:


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