South End Availability Rate at 0.8%!

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The South End apartment vacancy rate was found after studying data gathered from the extensive, real-time apartment rental database used by The vacancy rate includes apartments that are either vacant and/or currently available for rent. The conducted study included 1864 listings in the South End. With 15 units currently available for rent, the South End has a vacancy rate of .8%! Luxury buildings with internal management and tight to the vest information were purposefully omitted from this study to provide the highest level of accuracy.

During the early to late 19th century the City of Boston undertook a massive filling project in order to create the area known today as the South End. From 1830 until about 1870, railcars from Needham, MA brought in sand, stone and gravel in order to fill in the marshes. Boston sought to create a residential neighborhood to reduce the rapidly crowding Boston downtown areas. Filling in the tidal marshes to create the South End was part of the larger project that would eventually fill in Boston’s Back Bay area as well.

The South End was once bordered by the Boston-Providence Railroad and many of the cross streets are named for cities and areas that the railway serviced. Today the South End is bordered by Back Bay, Dorchester, Roxbury, and Bay Village.

Architecture in the South End consists mainly of 19th Century bowfront houses. These 5-story red brick structures are used today for both residential and commercial purposes. Eleven historic residential parks are located in the South End. These elliptically shaped green spaces vary in size and some boast a central fountain. The South End is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is currently the largest Victorian Residential District in the United States.

The South End is experiencing a recent gentrification while still remaining loyal to its diverse and artistic roots. Jazz musicians considered the South End a “Jazz Mecca’ until the 1950’s. Many historic Jazz clubs such as The Royal Palms, Eddie Levine’s, and the still-extant Wally’s Paradise thrived. The visual arts are still alive and well in the South End; many art galleries still thrive to this day.

Beginning in the 1950’s, parts of the South End were razed for an urban renewal project. The areas these demolished buildings occupied were used for new industrial and commercial activity.  Many of the first high-rise structures were built upon this ground in an attempt to show investors that Boston was a growing and thriving city, worthy of investment.

Today, the South End is one of Boston’s main restaurant districts offering cuisine from all areas of the globe. Tremont Street, also called restaurant row, has restaurants catering to American, Italian, Greek, Asian, Indian, French, Ethiopian and many other cuisines and tastes.

The low vacancy rate should encourage renters and landlords alike to enlist the services of the real estate experts found on Owners can receive up-to-the-minute market analysis to competitively price their vacant apartments. Renters will find it easier to work with the company that holds the most listings in one place. Agents can also help renters find unlisted luxury apartments year round. is the largest real time apartment website in the South End with over 1864 apartment listings. is powered by, the largest apartment database in New England with more than 14,427 landlords in the Greater Boston area.

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