The South End neighborhood of Boston is next to the city's Back Bay district. The neighborhood is south of Interstate 90 and west of Interstate 93. The area's western boundary goes along Massachusetts Avenue and Southwest Corridor Park. Other major nearby roads include the Mass Avenue Connector and Columbus Avenue.The South End is only 2.5 miles away from downtown Boston.
The South End is a historic neighborhood that is known for its brick sidewalks, timeless architecture, tree-lined streets and community gardens. The neighborhood is distinguished for its diversity and inclusiveness, as is exemplified through the area's many international restaurants and eclectic art studios.
Located within the South End is the South of Washington district, shortened to SoWa, which is considered one of Boston's most creative areas. The district is filled with design studios, esoteric shops and modern residential spaces.The SoWa district hosts an open market every Sunday that includes a farmers market, food trucks and booths operated by local artisans. Art studios in the area are open to the public on the first Friday of each month.
The South End is also home to Boston Medical Center and the Boston University School of Medicine.
South End in Tacoma, Washington, is 37 miles southwest of Seattle. This community is perfect for families and individuals of all ages.
There are three parks in South End: Wapato, Alling and Charlotte's Blueberry parks. Wapato Park offers picnic spaces and an off-leash dog. At the park is Wapato Lake where you can enjoy boating and fishing. The park also features a walking trail that circles the lake and a garden.
Alling Park has a playground for young children, picnic sites, a tennis court and a trail for hikers and bikers to enjoy. This park is one of the oldest in the city, established in 1912 on 5.6 acres, and is the site of the former Alling Fruit Farm.
The Tacoma Mall is a prime shopping destination in the area and has a number of stores including Apple, Bare Minerals, Coach, Forever21, Gap and Macy's.
Residents living in South End can go grocery shopping at La Huerta 2 International Market, Park Avenue Foods, M Grocery and Tri One Food Store.
Several learning institutions are located in South End including Fawcett, Mann and Birney elementary schools, Park Avenue School, Tacoma School District 10. Tots also have access to a number of facilities such as Wapato Co-op Preschool and Learning with Fun Preschool Child Care.