Developed in the mid-19th century around a series of fountained squares, the South End neighborhood was the home of many of Boston's well-to-do residents before the tidal marsh to the North was filled in, creating the Back Bay. Marked by neat rows of bow-front houses, the South End has seen a complete renaissance occur over the past two decades.
This neighborhood is known for its energy, its embrace of the arts in its SoWa district of art and design, and its proliferation of fantastic restaurants and bistros. Housing in the South End can be as simple as a self-contained studio or elaborate as a Union Park townhouse restored to all its 19th-century glory. The South End also is home to many of Boston's full-service, doorman buildings.
What is the South End known for?
Tree-lined streets of red-brick bow-front townhouses dating to the 1800s
Some of Boston's best restaurants, design stores and boutiques, especially along Tremont, Shawmut and Washington streets
SoWa (for South of Washington), where some of the city's better contemporary art galleries are located
SoWa Open Market: Every Sunday from May to October, this outdoor market includes an extensive arts/crafts section, an award winning farmer’s market and a collection of the best food trucks around
Browse listings for sale in the South End below. Contact us with any questions or to schedule a tour for any listing below.
Rental Price$3,800The price has recently decreased
MLS Number 72120598
Stunning parlor level home with 2 beds, 1.5 baths and 11' ceilings on the Back Bay/South End line. Open living dining area featuring bay windows and custom plantations shutters, built in shelving and decorative fireplace. Hardwood floors throughout. Gorgeous renovated kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and tons of cabinet storage. Spacious master bedroom with walk in closet and access to huge private deck. Second bedroom perfect for office, study, or nursery. In unit washer/dryer, window AC, and flat screen TV included.
Listed by Kyle Kaagan and Abby Robinson of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
Only two units remaining. The Lucas, offering 33 magnificent homes in the most exciting South End location, is the newest, fastest selling and most iconic new construction project in the city. This beautiful glass tower home with direct access elevator offers approx. 2652 sq. ft. of contemporary living space with 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathrooms, stunning custom kitchen, gas fireplace, extraordinary high end finishes throughout, high ceilings, 2 decks and garage parking for 2 cars. The Lucas residents will enjoy an intimate and boutique living experience with concierge services, a gym, lounge, a common courtyard, and integrated high-tech home systems. Expected completion Summer '17.
Listed by Ricardo Rodriguez of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Newbury St.
Open House Sunday February 19 12 PM - 2 PM. Do not miss this opportunity to purchase a DND Affordable Condo in the South End! Income Restricted: 1 HH $82,400, 2 HH $94,200, 3 HH $105,950. Asset Limit: $100,000, NOT including retirement. Priced well below similar market rate units, this 867 SF, 1 bedroom unit, offers a generous sized floor plan. It includes many many upgrades! The kitchen offers a window into the living room, ideal for cooking and entertaining at the same time! Well-sized bedroom includes a walk-in closet and two closets.Do you need storage? No problem, there is a storage locker included with this condo located in the garage. Rollins Square includes onsite property management, professionally landscaped grounds and courtyard. The location is right down the street from the incredible SOWA Open Market, where you can enjoy food trucks and farmers market. There is also a brand new Whole Foods Grocery just a short walk.
Listed by Jonathan Diffenbach and John Costello of Maloney Properties, Inc.
Rental Price$2,500The price has recently decreased
MLS Number 72120019
This is the ideal one bedroom that combines elegance, charm and modern amenities all nestled in the heart of the South End. Steps from neighboring Back Bay, the best that these neighborhoods offer is right outside your door. Restaurants like Mistral, Banyan, and Beehive are nearby, and Back Bay Station is a few blocks away. With a bright and airy layout this is a treasure that does not come along very often, and is sure to appeal. Upon entrance, one is struck by the soaring ceilings, lush crown molding, hardwood floors and tall windows.The marble fireplace mantel is whimsical. The kitchen boasts tall honey colored wood cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances with gas cooking. The bedroom is ample in size with a large closet and Juliet balcony. Washer/dryer in unit. Fully furnished, just move right in.
Listed by Jennifer Gelfand of Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro Back Bay
Unique two-family home in sought-after South End location. This building with a total of approx. 2005sf is the perfect opportunity to live in a prime location in a gorgeous home and own an income generating unit. The upper duplex features detailed renovations throughout including a sunny, large living area w Brazilian walnut hardwood floors leading into a sleek kitchen with custom cabinetry, integrated refrigerator & top of the line appliances. In addition, there are 2 large bedrooms, both w generous custom walk-in closets & a spacious marble bathroom with a large walk-in shower. Beautiful woodwork & hardwood floors throughout, a wireless Nest-controlled central AC, & high efficiency gas heating system. The garden duplex offers 2 bedrooms including a master bedroom w space for a home office, one bath, separate kitchen w crisp white cabinetry & a large living space that opens into a private patio.
Listed by Ricardo Rodriguez and Josh Carr of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Newbury St.
Located in the heart of South Ends SoWa Arts district, this 6th Floor 1 Bedroom Penthouse offers great light and stunning views of the Back Bay skyline. Along with direct access to a prime upper level garage parking space (with additional storage space), trash chutes and recycling closets on each floor, and beautifully appointed common areas, this home is all about comfort and convenience. The condo layout allows flexible living & dining arrangements. The fully-equipped kitchen features granite counters, stainless steel appliances and gas cooking, and a California Closet pantry. Bedroom easily fits a king-sized bed, has skyline views and features a walk-in closet customized with a highly efficient California Closet system. Travertine marble tile bath with soaking tub. Washer/dryer included. Convenient to public transportation; easy access to interstate highway system (I-90 and I-93) for work or weekend getaways, Boston Sports Club & South End restaurants.
Listed by Cathy Marotta of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
Rental Price$2,400The price has recently decreased
MLS Number 72119782
Charming, South End floor-through apartment with direct access to huge common with a landscaped garden. Apartment features a granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher, a slate bathroom and common laundry. Perfect location!
Listed by Andrea Whitcomb of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
Rental Price$3,450The price has recently decreased
MLS Number 72119209
Sunny renovated 2BR+ study penthouse duplex! Private roof-deck. Oak hardwood floors throughout. Stainless-steel appliances. Handsome bay window. Air-conditioning. In-home washer/dryer. Full-size parking space available on-site for $300 mo. No pets or smokers. First, Last, Security Deposit required. Tenant pays 100% of Broker's Fee to be split with Listing Office.
Listed by Geoffrey Gibbons of First Boston Realty International
This spectacular South-facing penthouse has a wide open floor plan and a wall of custom windows that lets light pour in. With only one flight of interior stairs to this unit's front door, top floor living has never been easier. The living room showcases a wood mantle fireplace, recessed lighting and a series of options for furniture layout. The open-concept kitchen has incredible storage with soft-close drawers, glass front cabinets and a massive breakfast bar with space for stools. Bosch stainless steel appliances and gas cooking complete this kitchen space / entertaining space. A fully renovated bathroom features high-end fixtures, Carrera marble vanity top, wainscoting, wall coverings and mosaic tile floor. The master bedroom overlooks the iconic Christian Science dome and the large 2nd bed has a fully customized closet with overhead storage. The private roof deck offers incredible entertaining space on two levels and sensational views of the Back Bay. 1 Full parking space included!
Listed by Paul Whaley/Charlie Ring Team, Iliyan Padinkov, Lilly Slatkin and Paul Whaley of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Newbury St.
This lovely, sun-splashed, Penthouse Philly Duplex, situated at the Norcross building, offers 1100sf of open floor-plan, 2bed/2bath, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, including Sub-Zero refrigerator and a Viking stove, spacious dining/living room and great natural light. Other features include Central air, HW floors, Gas FP, Washer & Dryer, Jacuzzi tub and a private roof-deck with sweeping city views. Building is pet friendly and was completely renovated in 2001. Additional storage available in the basement. Only steps away from Blackstone Park, Flour bakery, Toro, the Silver Line and minutes away from the T. This sunny home is inviting and very well situated.
Listed by Moshe Elmekias of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
Bright and airy floor through 2 bed/1 bath, 915 sq ft, on highly sought after Worcester Sq with PARKING INCLUDED! Beautiful views of the fountain. Open chef's kitchen with granite countertops, stainless appliances and gas cooking. Sunny,oversized windows throughout. Separate dining area and fire-placed living area complemented with exposed brick and moldings is perfect for entertaining. Two large sized bedrooms with double closet doors. Private deck ideal for morning coffee or afternoon reading/cocktails. In unit washer/ dryer, central a/c, hardwood bamboo floors and high ceilings through out. This is the unit you have been waiting for! Professionally managed, well maintained building. Steps to all the best the South End has to offer; fabulous restaurants, great shopping, beautiful parks, public transportation, Boston Medical Center and much more. A real South End gem!
Listed by Keith Shirley And Valerie Post and Gillian Colman of Engel & Volkers Boston
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