Residents of the Southwest Corridor Annex cherish their “border guard” status which affords them equally convenient access to the big city feel of the Back Bay and the neighborhood charm of the South End. This micro neighborhood is tucked in subtley alongside the origin of its namesake public park, the Southwest Corridor Park – a 4.1 mile greenway, stretching from Back Bay Station all the way out to Jamaica Plain’s Forest Hills station. This linear park features many different activities and facilities along the way and is a terrific commuting corridor for many bicyclists.
Jamie's South End Series: Southwest Corridor Annex
This micro neighborhood is tucked along its namesake public park, the Southwest Corridor Park. Residents of the Southwest Corridor Annex live on the border of the Back Bay and South End and cherish the easy access that flows between the two. Here, older brownstones are being turned over to developers and creative new homeowners for gut renovations that are adding new luxury inventory to the area. This neighborhood is unlikely to see any larger new developments so this brownstone inventory is likely to remain extremely tight.
The Southwest Corridor Annex includes Yarmouth, West Canton, Holyoke, and Braddock Park. A unique micro-corridor, this narrow neighborhood is tucked alongside the Southwest Corridor Park. The Prudential Center lies within walking distance of this attractive, accessible corner of Boston while the center of the South End commercial universe, Tremont Street, is only a few short blocks the other direction.
Like most neighborhoods around the city, the Southwest Corridor Annex has appreciated in recent years. To close out 2022, the Southwest Corridor Annex saw 4 sales over $2M, all condominiums. This doubled the number of transactions from 2021 in the area although the sales volume stayed almost exactly in line at $10.5M since one of the deals last year was a mega single family at $6.75M. The top priced sale for 2022 was unit 2 at 219 W Canton Street trading at $2,995,000. The top price for square foot for this area was unit 2 at 27 Braddock Park trading at $1,490.
This neighborhood is unlikely to see any larger new developments as the existing inventory is extremely tight. However, older brownstones do turn over making way for gut renovations to add luxury inventory to the fold.
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