The neighborhood of 8 Streets has rather rapidly developed into one of Boston’s most sought-after – and for good reason. Situated in the South End’s vibrant heart, 8 Streets boasts the best of both worlds: quiet, brownstone-lined streets alongside a vibrant commercial hub teeming with boutiques, distinctive restaurants, and cultural gems large and small.
Though it’s affectionately known as “8 Streets,” this neighborhood actually encompasses more than that. The 8 Streets official boundaries include all of Dwight, Taylor, Milford, Bond, Hanson, and Ringgold Streets. 8 Streets also contains Waltham Avenue, from Tremont to Washington Street. Shawmut Avenue and the evenly-numbered side of Tremont Street are also included, both running from East Berkeley to the alley between Waltham and Union Park. Where Shawmut is concerned, 8 Streets contains number 211 through 304 (even and odd); the neighborhood also comprises 500 through 560 Tremont, evens only. Finally, 8 Streets encapsulates the odd side of East Berkeley Street, from Tremont to Shawmut (numbers 1-65).
It’s worth noting that our definition of this sub-neighborhood includes a few significant additions: Upton Street, Bradford Street, and Union Park. Because these streets align with the culture of 8 Streets, we mention them here and include them in our 8 Streets market data reporting.
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.
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 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.