South and east of Columbus Avenue, in the shadow of New England’s most stunning skyscrapers, an urban oasis of Victorian brownstones has not so quietly become one of the city’s most coveted neighborhoods. Rows upon rows of charming brownstone buildings now serve an increasing number of young, well-to-do families and city-starved Baby Boomers. The South End is home to 24,577 people (2010 census) and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Tremont Street, originating at Government Center and extending through the Downtown area becomes the undisputed “Main Street” for the South End once it crosses over Berkeley Street. The Tremont Street corridor is well known for its fine dining establishments. Sometimes referred to as “Restaurant Row,” the ¾ mile stretch from Berkeley to Mass Ave features more than 20 restaurants and coffee shops. Old favorites like Aquitaine, B&G Oyster and Metropolis have been joined more recently by new entrants like Barcelona and Stephi’s on Tremont among others. Other sub districts in the South End include the Golden Triangle (Ellis), SOWA, Eight Streets, the Pilot Block, Chester Square and the Worcester Square Area.
The newest corner of the South End is known as the Ink Block. Formerly the site of the Boston Herald printing plant, hundreds of luxury condos and apartments emerged from the ground in 2015. The anchor retail tenant in the development is Whole Foods giving the South End it’s first national grocer. Continued development in this area promises to alter the flow of pedestrian traffic around the neighborhood in the years to come as new restaurants, outdoor markets and even office spaces come to the Ink Block.
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Data sourced from MLS Pin on single family and condo properties over $1 million.
Months of Supply: >6 Months: Buyer's Market | 4-6 Months: Balanced Market | <4 Months: Seller's Market
*Number of Properties Sold trailing 12 months.