South End is home to a diverse collection of residents, businesses, restaurants, and cultural centers.

Welcome to South End

The eclectic, exciting, and creative hub of Boston


One of Boston’s most popular neighborhoods, South End is home to a diverse collection of residents, businesses, restaurants, and cultural centers. If you’re a creative, you’re sure to thrive in this eclectic enclave of community-centered events, festivals, and celebrations. This walkable community boasts dozens of family-friendly parks, the best restaurants in the city, and an atmosphere that goes unparalleled in any other neighborhood in Boston.
Choose from historic Victorian townhomes, upscale condominiums in luxury complexes steps away from five-star restaurants, or Federal-style townhouses several stories high. This well-maintained community is lined with lush trees, parks around every corner, and plenty of things to do. Whether you’re itching to explore the art scene of the Theater District or can’t wait to try the dozens of impressive restaurants, you can find endlessly entertaining options in South End.

What to Love

  • Vibrant art scene and plentiful parks
  • Friendly, diverse community
  • Unique opportunities to experience art and culture

Local Lifestyle

Family-friendly and diverse, South End is Boston’s creative hub, home to plenty of creative art spaces, theaters, restaurants, and boutiques. If you crave living in a community where there’s always something to do on the weekends with a relaxed atmosphere, South End is for you. Residents enjoy casual strolls through tree-lined streets among classic architectural buildings and Friday events at SoWa (“South of Washington”) First Friday — the ideal spot for creatives.
Many of the homes here have hidden gardens and are lined with brick townhouses, the majority of which were built in the mid-1800s. Discover pocket parks, tiny bakeries, and some of the city’s best restaurants on foot in this walkable and abundant Boston community.

Dining, entertainment & shopping

Bursting with exotic flavors, unique restaurants, and cozy cafes, you’ll find whatever you crave in South End. Young families skip down the brick sidewalks, possibly carrying coffee and pastries from the South End Buttery, or pass a couple on a first date at The Butcher Shop, the neighborhood’s favorite destination for seasonal creations inspired by France and Italy. For creative New American fare, visit The Beehive, a Bohemian eatery and bar offering eclectic and delicious food and an awesome cocktail list. The Beehive frequently hosts live music — make sure to check the calendar before you head over for drinks!
Indulge in luxury dining at one of the city’s most architecturally appealing restaurants. With its 20-foot ceilings and impeccable design, Boston Chops offers not only the best meals but the best ambiance in the city. The restaurant features a raw bar, a 2,000-bottle wine room, and intimate spaces for private parties. If your sweet tooth is calling, make sure to stop by Blackbird Donuts for some of the best, high-quality and unique flavors in Boston.
We can’t mention South End without mentioning the seafood scene. To enjoy the best of the bay in Boston, make a reservation at B&G Oyster for a modern take on a classic oyster bar. Inspired by seafood classics, B&G Oyster has won several awards over the years, including praise from Boston Magazine and The Boston Globe. For a rotating, fresh menu, make your reservations and enjoy a classic New England eatery experience!
If you’re searching for local gifts, visit Olives & Grace, an award-winning food and gift shop on Tremont Street, and Formaggio Kitchen on Shawmut Avenue. Both spots offer beautiful, handcrafted gifts and food selections, perfect for gifts and special occasions.

Things to Do

The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is a nonprofit performing and visual arts complex located in Boston’s South End. Theater companies of all sizes, working artists, and art organizations are housed in the center. Visit one of the many art galleries in the area or see if there is a First Friday Open Studios event coming up (which allows you to see 50+ artist studios). Look for events at the Calderwood Pavilion, too!
Visit the SoWa Vintage Market for fashion, furniture, jewelry, and art pieces in the SoWa Arts and Design District in South End. This little corner of the city is exploding in creativity — don’t forget to stop by during a SoWa First Friday for the best in art, culture, and entertainment.
If you have a furry family member, take them to Peters Park, a gated space for your friends to play! Peters Park also hosts numerous community events throughout the year, and it’s the perfect place to take your pups and your children.
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