Located just minutes from downtown and the Back Bay, in recent years theSouth End has become one of Boston's most popular neighborhoods. It hasattracted a diverse blend of young professionals, families and a vibrant gay and lesbian population to this Boston Landmark District. Youwill be sure to notice the South End's renowned Victorian brownstone buildings and homes as you walk along Tremont Street, Columbus Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue. Small business owners also enjoy the amenitiesof the South End and are supported by the national award winning Washington Gateway Main Streets Program. Some of Boston's finest restaurants, a thriving arts community and nearly 30 parks also call theSouth End home.
The South End has recently emerged as a vibrant center with eclectic art studios, experimental theatres and independent boutiques and galleries. Lined with brick bow-front town houses, most of which were built in the mid-1800s, many of the homes here have hidden gardens. Explore it on foot to discover pocket parks, tiny bakeries and some of the city's best restaurants.