Artists, entrepreneurs, and families have settled into handsome brick homes, opened shops along Tremont Street, and enlivened the many parks in the neighborhood. Galleries have moved into 19th century warehouses in the thriving SoWa Art and Design District. One of Boston's most desirable areas, the South End boasts an edgy art scene, chic boutiques, and heralded restaurants like The Butcher Shop and Toro. Yet, it has retained its relaxed character and strong sense of community.
When you go to the stores, the owners are there. It's a close-knit community.