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South End is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 27,235. South End is in Suffolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in South End offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In South End there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in South End and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in South End are above average.
About South End...
Population
27,235

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$746,729
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,475
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    263
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    244
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    278
    500
  • Theft
    2,093
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    199
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$91,552
National
$55,322
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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I was raised in the South End for most of my life. The area is my home and my comfort zone. It was super easy to go to school (K-6) since I attended a great school near by. Not only is it convenient to get to Chinatown, Downtown, and nearby parks. I also live in an area that gives support the Chinese community, as well as those with low income. I love the support my family gets, however I also see little diversity. I accept the flaws my neighborhood has, since there’s always room for improvement. My experience in South End is safe and confortable.
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Gentrification is so terrible in these parts. I continuously see houses on the market becoming more and more expensive which obviously leads to the buying of houses by only richer people. However it's very clean... I guess if you're looking for a less diverse neighborhood, this is it.
This area is a great place to live. It is so diverse regarding race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. There are always new people moving into the neighborhood. The neighbors are great and give the community a positive family feel. There are great schools in the neighborhood. There are many public, private, catholic, and charter schools. The parks in the community are always a safe place for the children in the neighborhood to hang out after school and on weekends. The safety and diversity levels in the neighborhood make it stand out from other places in the country. In the future, I see the the school systems making progress. Overall, I see this area continuing to grow and develop.