Worcester Square

South End

Overview

Grounded by its namesake park, Worcester Square offers easy access to numerous green spaces, and represents an attractive option for those seeking practical elegance. Worcester Square has a strong neighborhood group that advocates for the area and cares for the park in the middle of the 19th century square. Hosting events throughout the year, but particularly in the summer, it proves to be a very welcoming place to come together as friends and neighbors.

Location

Worcester Square’s borders are marked by Massachusetts Avenue, plus Albany, Washington, and East Canton Streets. The Silver Line (S4, S5) runs up and down Washington Street throughout the day/night connecting Worcester Square residents to Downtown Crossing and Dudley Square.

Market

This area of the South End is typically quiet in the $2M+ market.This year the area did not have any sales that crossed the $2M+ threshold, but it managed 1 sale in 2020 and 1 sale in 2019. It felt like a rather average year in Worcester Square, tying 2018’s zero transactions at $2M. Though sales did not make it to the $2M+ level, the area continues to be an extremely relevant location for dining. Toro, one of the city’s longtime hotspots for dining, is only 100 yards away from Worcester Square on Washington Street.

History

Most newer South End residents fail to realize that, like neighboring Back Bay, the South End is made up of mostly landfill. Interestingly, the Worcester Square area, and this section of Washington Street in particular, was the section that connected greater Boston to the Shawmut Peninsula, originally “downtown” Boston. The oldest surviving structures in the South End are located at 1724 Washington Street and known as the Porter House. Turned into condominiums in 2002, the beautiful, Federalist style building can easily be conceived of in its original single family glory more than 150 years ago.

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