South End real estate is characterized by beautiful brownstone row houses on lovely, quiet streets lined with trees and gardens such as Union Park, Rutland Square, Concord Square, and Worcester Square. Many of these brownstones have been totally renovated into luxurious modern single family homes and luxury condominiums and penthouses.
Boston's South End has changed considerably in the past 30 years. It is now almost as upscale as Back Bay, but with a quieter neighborhood feel.
South End real estate features the best in urban living coupled with the feel of a small town. One of the more popular areas is SOWA (South of Washington street), featuring art galleries in readapted industrial loft buildings. SOWA "First Fridays" are a very popular event on the first Friday of every month, where artists open up their galleries and workshops to the public. During the warm weather, Sundays feature outdoor farmers markets and food trucks.
The South End has the largest Whole foods in Boston. Another option is Foodies, a Washington Street institution. For a great wine and liquor selection, try Urban Grape on Columbus Ave., or Brix on Washington. Your pet will love Polka Dog on Shawmut Ave. For beautiful home and garden accessories, try Artefakt on Washington Street.
South End restaurants are some of the best in town, such as Myers and Chang, Estragon, The Black Lamb, SRV, Bar Mezzana, Brasserie, Metropolis, Petit Robert, Boston Chops, Mida, Acquitaine, Bar Lyon, The Elephant Walk, Toro, B&G Oysters, The Butcher Shop, and others.
South End residents enjoy easy access to Downtown Boston, Boston's Financial District and the upscale Back Bay. Those who invest in South End real estate are never very far from employment opportunities, world class dining or Boston's finest shopping.
Along the Southeast edge of Boston's South End, between Harrison Avenue and Albany Streets is Boston Medical Center (BMC) along with Boston University School of Medicine (BUMC) and B.U. Dental School (Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine). On the north and east is Berkeley/East Berkeley St., beyond which is charming Bay Village and the Theater District/Chinatown, home to Tufts Medical Center, Tufts Medicical School, and Tufts Dental School.