Blackstone & Franklin Square

South End

Overview
 

Defined by the twin parks of Blackstone and Franklin Squares, this neighborhood is home to all manner of Bostonians, who daily enjoy the characteristic iron gates and feature fountains of the historic parks. Situated just north of the Boston Medical Center, the Blackstone and Franklin Square neighborhood offers incredible dining, exciting nightlife, walkability, and easy access to public transport.

Location

 

Blackstone and Franklin Squares, two of the largest parks in Boston’s South End, serve as the cornerstone of this idiosyncratic sub-neighborhood. Designed by the famed architect Charles Bulfinch, the two “squares” were originally intended as one massive park. Today, Blackstone and Franklin Squares offer easy access to eateries and boutiques alongside nearby Washington Street and Shawmut Avenue not to mention a vitale playground for our four-legged friends.

Market
 

The Blackstone Franklin Square neighborhood witnesses around forty sales over $1 million per year. Would-be buyers (or sellers) should expect condo pricing to be around $828 per square foot. Units typically linger on the market for just over a month, and in the past year, homes have sold for an average of 3.5% higher per square foot than their listing asking prices.

Lifestyle
 

The Blackstone Franklin Square sub-neighborhood attracts young people, with a population of 3,000 and a median age of thirty-five. Of 1,700 households, 1,300 represent single- or two-person homes. Art galleries, chic restaurants, appealing preschools, and terrific tapas make this neighborhood one of Boston’s most dynamic.

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