Bay Village

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  • Bay Village

    About Bay Village

    The South End was built on the filled tidal flats during the mid-1800s. The neighborhood was designed to attract the wealth merchant class, with large Victorian townhouses surrounding park squares. At the turn of the century, wealthier Bostonians chose neighboring Back Bay instead of the South End, opening the area to a diverse working class. The signature South End townhouses were carved into apartments and lodging houses.

    In the 1950s, the South End was selected as an urban renewal area, with scattered affordable housing developments constructed throughout the neighborhood. The area began to be revitalized by an influx of young professionals moving to the neighborhood, restoring the housing stock and turning many of the units into larger apartments, condominiums, and single family homes.
    The area’s commercial centers run along Massachusetts Avenue, Tremont Street and Washington Street and serves increasingly diverse populations. Popular upscale restaurants and art galleries have added to the area’s unique character.

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51-53 Church St 51-53 Church St Bay Village
37 Fayette 37 Fayette Bay Village
22 Church Street 4 22 Church Street 4 Bay Village
34 Isabella Street 2 34 Isabella Street 2 Bay Village
39 Melrose 1 39 Melrose 1 Bay Village
41 Melrose 30 41 Melrose 30 Bay Village
14 Fayette 1 14 Fayette 1 Bay Village