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.
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.