South End

Hip Community
Situated near Northeastern University, South End Boston is a great place for commuting students. Filled with bars, trendy eateries, and popular clubs, many students enjoy life here while attending classes. Gracing South-End streets are rows of brownstones, which offer strollers great views of stately houses, overflowing flower boxes, and gaslight street lamps. Many popular food trucks visit the neighborhood on Sundays - which the residents flock to for a sampling of delicious street food. There is also Peters Park, a popular social hub for socializing where locals enjoy basketball and tennis. There is also a garden and dog-friendly area at the park where pets have room to run and play. For food shopping, there’s Ming’s Market, Whole Foods Market, and Tropical Foods.

South End is filled with places to grab some grub or have a drink with friends. Restaurants include Toro Boston, Vejigantes Restaurant, Giacomo's, KAVA neo-taverna, and Myers+Chang. Bars to hit up for a drink with friends include Slades Bar & Grill, Bukowski Tavern, McGreevy's Boston, and Avery Bar. South End is great for college students attending Northeastern University thanks to its convenient location and hip hotspots.
What South End Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
7.0
amenities
8.0
social
7.7
management
8.0
Median rents in South End
Studio
$
2,970
1 Bedroom
$
3,535
2 Bedroom
$
4,530

Living in
South End

Developed
Students
Safe
Centrally Located
Walkable
Northeastern University
Peter's Park
Trendy
South End — 7.7/10 Rating (based on 18 neighborhood reviews)
As a traditional student in my 20s I see a lot of people who are my age in and around the neighborhood. I also see lots of other people who come in to shop at the whole foods or residents of neighborhood buildings who are working professionals, young families and lots of people with pets :)) People are friendly here. With lots of cafes and restaurants near by (and being so close to china town) if I ever don’t feel like making food I always have a back up plan! It’s a super safe neighborhood. I will walk to/from a friends place across the street at night and there’s always a few cars on the street, some times even patrolling cars (though not that often). I always see young adults out late on the weekends when I am also getting home from somewhere and it comforts me to walk on well lit streets not all alone!
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/10
Neighborhood Rating
7Ink
South End is a very quiet and safe neighborhood. It has a few restaurants and entertainment places, but you can find attractions and restaurants around Chinatown, Boston Common or Newbury street, which takes about 30 minutes walk.
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8
/10
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The Smith
South End is good for living near BU Dental and BUMC. Lots of restaurants but not many affordable grocery stores within walking distance. I live here for the convenience of getting to school
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7
/10
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10 Saint George street
Not much in terms of public transportation but I don't see this as a problem since you can get blue bikes or walk. Safest neighborhood I have lived in.
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8
/10
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284 Shawmut Ave
I love living in the South End. Quick walk to amazing bars/restaurants. Very close to school and my work.
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9
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The Smith
It is close to BU Dental School which is very convenient. I don't like the surroundings. I don't recommend walking late at night.
A lot of good places to eat around the neighborhood.
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10
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James Court
The South End is a lovely neighborhood which is close to school, but it is way too expensive for students to live comfortably.
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6
/10
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601 Albany Street
Close to school. It’s on a side street so its safer than Mass Ave
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
None
Pros: in the city, near BU Medical campus, near Foodie's grocery store, near Boston Sports Club, great restaurants and cafes nearby, lots of street parking.

Cons: Next to government-subsidized housing, far from subway, close to methadone clinic (0.5mi)
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5
/10
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601 Albany Street
Absolutely love the South End as a neighborhood. Most of it is very safe and family friendly. The restaurants and bars are incredible. There is so much beauty and lots of park/green space. By far my favorite neighborhood in Boston.
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8
/10
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233 Northampton Street
The main drawback to living in the MSR is the neighborhood. While being close to the med school and BMC is great, the neighborhood lacks in amenities, restaurants, places to hang out, or a T stop (there is only the bus). However, the BU Shuttle (which is free) can bring you to the orange line, the Hynes T stop/Boylston/Newbury, and down into the Charles River Campus. It is also generally not safe to walk around by yourself at night in the area due to the large homeless/substance use issue in the area.
Further north within the South End, there are more restaurants, nice brownstones, etc.
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/10
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Medical Student Residence
South end is a pretty nice place to live. It’s close to school and most of my classmates live nearby as well. It is important to be safe at night though.
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10
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James Court
The South End is a great neighborhood, close to school with lots to do. There are a mix of incomes, families, and single person housing.
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10
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556 Columbus Ave
Expensive, but nice. Lots of fun restaurants and near the med campus, which is what I needed.
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7
/10
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542 Massachusetts Ave
The South End was once the up and coming neighborhood. Now it's just "here". It's very developed, perfect for all walks of life, fantastic shopping, restaurants, bars, etc..
Safe neighborhood that is quite centrally located.
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8
/10
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TROY Boston
not bad just not much to do, we are always heading over to back bay / beacon hill area
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5
/10
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621 Massachusetts Ave
So close to school but not much to do or places to shop
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8
/10
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James Court
Walkable to a number of major areas in Boston
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9
/10
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1144 Washington St


Getting to Know
South End

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Ruggles St to US-1
North to South Boundaries: I-90 to Melnea Cass Blvd
dining
Barcelona Wine Bar South End
Boston Chops
Coppa
Giacomo’s
Myers & Chang
The Five Seventy Market
Tremont 647
grocery
Foodie’s Urban Market
Going Bananas
Walgreens
Whole Foods
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
The Five Seventy Market
fitness
Boston Sports Clubs
parks
Blackstone Square
Peter’s Park Dog Run
Titus Sparrow Park
coffee
Caffè Nero
Jaho Coffee & Tea
Render Coffee
bus
InCt (bus)
parking
GTI Properties - 530 Harrison Avenue

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