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August 2017
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8 Streets | By Kate Sullivan

 

The 8 Streets neighborhood is one of the most sought after places to call home in Boston. Located in the heart of the South End, the 8 Streets neighborhood has the best of both worlds, quiet residential streets with quaint brownstones, and a booming commercial hub full of small businesses and unique restaurants.

Although it’s known as the “8 streets,” the neighborhood is actually larger than just 8 streets. The official boundaries of the neighborhood are as follows:

  • The entire streets of: Dwight, Taylor, Milford, Bond, Hanson and Ringgold.
  • Waltham Street, from Tremont to Washington.
  • Shawmut Ave and the even side of Tremont Street; both from East Berkeley to the alley between Waltham and Union Park.
  • 211 Shawmut through 304 Shawmut, all addresses
  • 500 Tremont through 560 Tremont, even addresses only
  • The odd side of East Berkeley St., from Tremont to Shawmut (1-65)

Our definition of this sub-neighborhood includes a few notable additions, Upton Street, Bradford Street, and Union Park. We feel these streets mesh well with the culture of the others in the neighborhood. Additionally, real estate pricing tends to be comparable across this larger grouping of streets.

One of the perks of this neighborhood is its access to local parks. Ringgold Park is a hidden gem in the South End located between Waltham and Hanson streets. This park is THE destination for kids under 5 in the South End with its many playground amusements… from jungle gyms and swings to a basketball court and toys. Ringgold Park is known to be locals’ go to park for Halloween, too. Another park in the 8 Streets neighborhood is Peter’s Park. This is a larger park featuring a tennis court, a baseball field, basketball and the South End’s largest dog park. The dog park at Peter’s Park is known for being the first city-sanctioned dog park in Boston. The park is maintained by the Friends of Peter’s Park and kept in near pristine condition. These parks add to the value of the neighborhood and make it the coveted location that it is.

The 8 Streets are comprised of roughly 1,800 housing units, and 3,100 residents. The residents of the area have a median age of 36 and are split 53% male and 47% female.

One can expect approximately 32 sales per year in this neighborhood. Consumers will find that units typically spend an average of 15 days on the market before an offer is made. Units have been trading for an average of $1,137/SF, approximately 3.5% higher than original asking price, Although the neighborhood is primarily residential, 8 Streets is also home to some of the South End’s finest commercial establishments. Notable non-residential highlights in the area include:

  • Coppa – Located on Shawmut Ave. Specializing in pizza, pasta, and italian small plates
  • South End Buttery – Located on Shawmut Ave. A quaint bakery/cafe with a full bar and dog-friendly patio.
  • B&G Oysters – Located on Tremont St. A cozy high end raw-bar and seafood restaurant.
  • Myers and Chang – Located on Washington St. Creative, upscale Asian inspired small plates in a hip diner environment.
  • Aquitaine Boston – Located on Tremont St. An elegant parisian-style bistro offering traditional french cuisine.
  • Kitchen – Located on Tremont St. A snug bistro serving the best of classic American recipes.
  • Addis Red Sea – Located on Tremont St. A friendly spot for utensil-free Ethiopian dining.
  • Metropolis - Located on Tremont St. A romantic mediterranean style bistro.
  • Kava Neo-Taverna - Located on Shawmut Ave. An authentic spot for authentic greek cuisine.
  • Recycle Studio - Located on Union Park St. Boston’s original indoor cycling studio.

The 8 Streets Neighborhood holds some of Boston’s most sought after real estate and for good reason. Columbus & Over Group is your hyper-local expert on the 8 Streets Neighborhood. Let us know if we can help you find a way in or if we can introduce your home to its next lucky resident.