South End

Welcome to South End

Urban luxury meets historic New England charm in this hip, artistic neighborhood
The South End is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Boston. This neighborhood drips with historic New England charm and is filled with stunning brownstone homes, cobblestone sidewalks, wrought iron fences, and quaint gardens. The South End is known for its wild creativity and incredible dining scene. Every block has unique art galleries and fantastic live events showcasing art, dance, music, and culture. 
The best restaurants in the city are located in the South End. There is an incredible creative dining scene with some of the best chefs in the world providing delicious takes on classic menu items. The South End is also filled with lots of green spaces. There are many private and public gardens and parks for residents and their pets to enjoy.

What to Love

  • A creative neighborhood filled with art and music
  • The best restaurants in the city
  • Historically preserved buildings with luxury amenities

Local Lifestyle

The South End has a young and vibrant feel. It’s filled with creativity as well as natural and historic beauty. The South End has some of the best nightlife in the city, with fantastic bars and restaurants serving high-end food and drinks. The South End is also pet friendly and has many amazing parks open to pets and humans alike. Residents can be seen strolling the streets, walking their pets, and enjoying the beautiful architecture before a night out on the town.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The South End has the best dining scene in all of Boston. The Butcher Shop has a stylish interior and an incredible French-Italian menu featuring the best cuts of meat. There’s also an expansive wine list. Frenchie Wine Bistro is another great option for wine connoisseurs. The bistro serves classic French dishes and features a wall-length wine bar as well as a garden-side solarium for guests to enjoy.
B&G Oysters is one of the most popular spots in the South End that serves a fabulous raw bar fresh from the ocean. B&G Oysters has a hip dining room and a patio on the street, perfect for people-watching. Oishii Boston is an authentic Japanese restaurant. Its upscale menu is complemented by dramatic lighting and an elegant dining area. The high-concept menu features creative takes on Japanese classics served by sushi masters at the bar.

Things to Do

The South End is filled with exciting things to do, as well as a rich art and culture scene. Underground at Ink Block is an art installation and outdoor community space. It’s filled with murals from local and international artists and also features community spaces to hold dance events, group fitness classes, performances, and community gatherings. It’s one of the most creative spaces in Boston and is located right in your backyard when you live in the South End.
SoWa Power Station is a beautiful event space held in a historic building home to the world’s largest electric generator in 1891. Today the area oozes industrial glamour and hosts a variety of public and private events.
SoWa Open Market is an indoor and outdoor market featuring local vendors selling arts, crafts, plants, fruits, vegetables, fresh food, and creative drinks. The South End boasts beautiful parks and gardens. Titus Sparrow Park is a stunning green space featuring basketball and tennis courts and a public garden. The area also hosts seasonal events.


The South End is served by Boston Public Schools, as well as many private options.

Overview for South End, MA

27,718 people live in South End, where the median age is 36.7 and the average individual income is $71,432. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

36.7 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for South End, MA

South End has 13,847 households, with an average household size of 1.84. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in South End do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 27,718 people call South End home. The population density is 25,483.62 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.7 / 50.3%

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Schools in South End, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby South End. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Cathedral High School
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