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Living in South End Boston

South End is the 7th most walkable neighborhood in Boston with 24,651 residents.

South End has world-class public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Bay Village, Lower Roxbury, Back Bay, Chinatown - Leather District, Beacon Hill, Columbus Park - Andrew Square and Downtown.

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Walk Score of South End, Boston, MA

South End is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

Photo of SoWa Open Market in South End, Boston

SoWa Open Market

Photo of Berkeley Community Garden in South End, Boston

Berkeley Community Garden

Daily errands do not require a car in South End Boston.

South End is the 7th most walkable neighborhood in Boston with a Walk Score of 96.

Find apartments in Boston's most walkable neighborhoods: Chinatown - Leather District, North End and Bay Village.

South End Neighborhood Ranking

Compare South End to other Boston neighborhoods.

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Population

5 Downtown 97 100 77 9,358
6 Back Bay 96 97 88 18,194
7 South End 96 96 83 24,651
8 West End 95 100 84 4,062
9 Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood 94 96 91 36,713

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 349 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in South End.

People in South End can walk to an average of 19 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of House of Siam On Tremont in South End, Boston

House of Siam On Tremont

Photo of Flat Black Coffee Co in South End, Boston

Flat Black Coffee Co

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thumbnail for SoWa Open MarketOne of Boston’s largest and most popular markets. You can find a variety of goods like fresh local produce and vintage/handcrafted clothing by local artists. Hours: Sundays, 10am-4pm. #farmersmarket #kidfriendly Photo: SoWa Open Market

Walk Score Team
on SoWa Open Market

Transit Score of South End, Boston, MA

South End is a Rider’s Paradise

World-class public transportation. Find South End Boston apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

South End has world-class public transportation and about 14 bus lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from South End on public transit.

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South End has about 15 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar and Hertz On Demand.

Bike Score of South End, Boston, MA

South End is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Bike sharing is available from Hubway.

Photo of South End South Burying Ground in South End, Boston

South End South Burying Ground

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2 Bedroom Downtown Boston southend Nice buildin...

Photo of Union Park in South End, Boston

Union Park

Photo of City View In Low Key Village in South End, Boston

City View In Low Key Village

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Worcester Square

Photo of Union Park Street Playground in South End, Boston

Union Park Street Playground

thumbnail for Berkeley Community GardenBeautiful urban oasis for community gardeners. Enjoy this well tended city green space.

Jane Peyrouse
on Berkeley Community Garden

thumbnail for South End South Burying GroundThe final resting place of an estimated 11,000 nineteenth century Bostonians, this site was established in 1810 as a potter's field.

Ian R Hutchinson
on South End South Burying Ground

Photo of Calderwood Pavilion at Boston Center for the Arts in South End, Boston

Calderwood Pavilion at Boston Center for the Arts

Photo of The Gallows in South End, Boston

The Gallows

thumbnail for Union ParkThis is a must see for anyone touring the South End. This is the shady Union Square park. Known for its trees and burbling fountain.

Jane Peyrouse
on Union Park

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