South and east of Columbus Avenue, in the shadow of New England’s most stunning skyscrapers, an urban oasis of Victorian brownstones has not so quietly become one of the city’s most coveted neighborhoods. Rows upon rows of charming brownstone buildings now serve an increasing number of young, well-to-do families and city-starved Baby Boomers. The South End is home to 24,577 people (2010 census) and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Tremont Street, originating at Government Center and extending through the Downtown area becomes the undisputed “Main Street” for the South End once it crosses over Berkeley Street. The Tremont Street corridor is well known for its fine dining establishments. Sometimes referred to as “Restaurant Row,” the ¾ mile stretch from Berkeley to Mass Ave features more than 20 restaurants and coffee shops. Old favorites like Aquitaine, B&G Oyster and Metropolis have been joined more recently by new entrants like Ilona and Black Lamb among others. Other sub districts in the South End include the Golden Triangle (Ellis), SOWA, Eight Streets, the Pilot Block, Chester Square and the Worcester Square Area.
By now, most consumers who watch the high end real estate market around Boston know that the South End is a player. However, the time was not long ago that the South End failed to register on the collective conscience of most luxury home shoppers. A big part of the South End’s overall neighborhood appreciation rate in the past years has been in single family properties. While empty nester buyers were mostly flocking to elevator buildings around town, young, well to do families were lining up to purchase (and often renovate) single families in the South End. This crop of buyers is deciding that paying up to stay in the city is worth the price of admission when the alternative is a debilitating daily commute.
Market Insights: SOUTH END
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$1,072Avg. Price Per Sq. Foot
$1,056Median Price Per Sq. Foot
46Avg. Days On Market
39Median Days On Market
200NUMBER OF PROPERTIES SOLD*
57NUMBER OF PROPERTIES LISTED
3.38MONTHS OF SUPPLY
Data sourced from MLS Pin on single family and condo properties over $1 million.
Months of Supply: > 6 Months: Buyer’s Market | 4-6 Months: Balanced Market | < 4 Months: Seller’s Market
* Number of Properties Sold trailing 12 months.
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569 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118
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550 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
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553 TREMONT STREET, BOSTON, MA 02116
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525 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
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1375 Washington Street, Boston MA
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500 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118
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253 Shawmut Avenue, Boston MA 02118
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315 Shawmut Ave, Boston MA 02118
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477 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
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1525 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118
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552 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02118
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1395 Washington St., Boston
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1704 Washington St., Boston, MA 02118
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1357 Washington St., Boston, MA 02118