The Town of South End Boston Massachusetts


The South End is a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It lies south of the Back Bay, northwest of South Boston, northeast of Roxbury, north of Dorchester and southwest of Bay Village. In spite of its name, it is not directly south of the center of downtown Boston. The neighborhood is built on a former tidal marsh, with fill brought in by trains from large trenches of gravel excavated in Needham, Massachusetts.

The primary business thoroughfares of the South End are Tremont and Washington Streets, from West Newton Street to Berkeley Street. Washington Street, the original causeway that connected Roxbury to Boston, experienced considerable reinvestment during the 1990s. The Boston Redevelopment Authority identifies several subdistricts covering the southeast portion of the neighborhood: SOWA, New York Streets, Back Streets and the Medical area.

The South End is built mostly of mid-19th century bowfronts. These aesthetically uniform rows of five-story, predominantly red-brick structures, are of mixed residential and commercial uses. Row houses built during the last quarter of the 19th century, especially along the present Southwest Corridor Park, show the influence of Charles Eastlake. Today, the South End is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Boston Landmark District. The South End is home to the Boston Ballet, the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) and the Boston Medical Center.


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J. Butler Property Management, LLC. : South End Boston, Massachusetts

As mentioned elsewhere on this website, good property managers understand that “every drop counts.” In other words, water conservation is a smart and sensible way to reduce energy costs, thereby enhancing the owner’s bottom line. With its constantly rising profile, water efficiency and conservation are hard to ignore. Everything starts with a water audit of the building. For the audit, an engineer, contractor or experienced plumber take a detailed look at every water-utilizing device in the building, including plumbing fixtures, ice makers, cooling towers, rainwater collection and irrigation systems. Each system is then itemized and analyzed to establish a detailed synopsis of what areas require the most attention. While an experienced onsite engineer or plumber can conduct the audit, another option is to hire a performance contractor, who then audits the bill and the building to determine possibilities for water efficiency. The contractor gets paid based on the savings. For this reason, the contractor is motivated to install products that work well to accomplish the prescribed goal. Following the audit, the contractor determines the problem areas and either recommends or makes necessary changes, such as implementing efficient faucets, urinals and cooling towers. Building owners and property managers can also contact their local water utility. Similar to energy providers, water utilities now often provide free or low-cost customer audits, rebates and incentives. Having meters on the system provides control over what is going on. Your meter becomes your friend.