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.
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.
This year had two sales that crossed the $2M+ threshold, a record in the 5 years we’ve been publishing this report. So, while it’s hard to have this data feel statistically significant, it felt like an above average year in Worcester Square. Like many properties across the city, both properties sold for a discount off of the asking price. The single family at 5 Worcester Sq sold for $3,550,000, 16% off of its asking price of $4,200,000. The other sale was a condo at Zero Worcester Square that took a 4% discount and sold for $2,075,000.
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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