Located just south of the Back Bay, the South End is an elegant residential neighborhood known for its Victorian townhouses and many small parks. In fact, it is the United States' largest Victorian residential district. The neighborhood’s restaurants, bars, galleries, and boutiques line Tremont and Washington Streets, and the summertime SoWa Open Market attracts artisans and shoppers from all over the city.
This diverse neighborhood is home to active young families, professionals, and immigrants, and is popular with Boston’s gay community. Residents of the South End inhabit a mix of historic brick town homes and publicly funded housing. Major tenants of the neighborhood include Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. The many parks, including the Southwest Corridor Path built over the depressed Orange Line train, offer green space to the area. The Boston Center for the Arts brings numerous performances to the neighborhood each year.
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