Welcome to South End
Historic, cosmopolitan, and Victorian, this diverse neighborhood offers lots of historic charm
Filled with Federal-style homes and well-kept brick rowhouses, Boston’s South End offers plenty of historic charm and culture. Home to three public libraries and several community centers, the area maintains a focus on supporting local youth and families with a range of programs and services.
Considered one of Boston’s culinary hubs, many successful restaurateurs have opened modern eateries surrounded by classic bistros and bars. Often dubbed Boston’s best food neighborhood, local favorites include Coppa, B&G Oysters, and Kava Neo-Taverna. Several landmark gay bars like The Eagle and Club Café are also located within South End’s borders.
Undergoing rapid gentrification over the past few decades, South End is now considered one of the city’s most stylish neighborhoods. Extremely walkable and filled with ample parks and playgrounds that are perfect for families, this close-knit community is home to people from all walks of life.
South End’s tree-lined streets are filled with young professionals who enjoy the neighborhood’s diversity and designation as a culture and culinary hub. Many families also reside here, so you’ll find moms pushing expensive strollers in the parks.
Stop at South End Buttery, a quaint neighborhood bakery offering baked goods and sandwiches, for some high-end groceries and grab a chocolate glazed doughnut at Blackbird Doughnuts, which has a line of gourmet doughnuts and features a seasonal menu of goodies — don’t miss their Irish soda bread doughnuts each March!
The South End outpost of a popular Italian restaurant, Giacomo’s Ristorante specializes in seafood and red-sauce pasta dishes.
South End has five primary and secondary schools, providing education from Kindergarten through Grade 12.