Defined by the twin parks of Blackstone and Franklin Squares, this neighborhood is home to all manner of Bostonians, who daily enjoy the characteristic iron gates and feature fountains of the historic parks. Situated just north of the Boston Medical Center, the Blackstone and Franklin Square neighborhood offers incredible dining, exciting nightlife, walkability, and easy access to public transport.
Blackstone and Franklin Squares, two of the largest parks in Boston’s South End, serve as the cornerstone of this idiosyncratic sub-neighborhood. Designed by the famed architect Charles Bulfinch, the two “squares” were originally intended as one massive park. Today, Blackstone and Franklin Squares offer easy access to eateries and boutiques alongside nearby Washington Street and Shawmut Avenue not to mention a vitale playground for our four-legged friends.
It’s typically quiet in the Blackstone & Franklin Square sub- neighborhood in the $2M price range, but 2021 saw 7 sales over this threshold! The average price per square foot stayed constant in this sub-neighborhood at $1,104/ SF in 2021. All of the sales stayed in the tightly confined range of $2M to $2.8M. Two of them were single families in the Cumston Street townhome development while the other six were condo sales.
Blackstone and Franklin Squares date back to 1801 when Charles Bulfinch initiated a plan for the South End. He originally intended the two squares to be a single residential park called Columbia Square. Instead, the parks were divided with Franklin Square being completed first in 1849 and Blackstone Square following in 1855.
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