The South End has long been one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Boston. In the 1840's, the South End was developed to relieve residential crowding downtown. Row upon row of Victorian townhomes went up, so many that it is the country's largest urban Victorian district. Of late, the South End is home to a burgeoning restaurant scene, catering to the sophisticated crowd flocking to this area.
Only a stone's throw south of Downtown Boston, but you won't find any skyscrapers in the South End. Instead, you'll find long lines of red brick, row houses and ample green spaces in the many parks of the neighborhood. Nestled among primarily residential streets, Tremont Street, Washington Street, and Columbus Avenue play home to many of the businesses that call the South End home. The South End, not to be confused with neighbor, South Boston (or Southie), is served primarily by the Silver line at Herald St, East Berkeley St, Union Park St, Newton St, Worcester Sq, and Massachusetts Ave. Back Bay station and Massachusetts Ave on the Orange line also run along the Northwestern border with neighboring Back Bay and Fenway / Kenmore.