The British travel group, Time Out, has included Boston’s South End in their annual listing of the 50 coolest neighborhoods in the world.
Clocking in at #48 in the world (according to Time Out), the South End joins Highland Park – Los Angeles, the West Village – NYC, West Loop – Chicago, Hayes Valley – San Francisco and Central District – Seattle as the other American city neighborhoods to receive the distinction.
Described in the write up as a once neglected neighborhood that locals would do their best to avoid now the South End “has become the city’s artistic hub, with dozens of galleries and design shops that wouldn’t be out of place in any of the world’s culture capitals.”
You can decide for yourself where you think Boston’s South End should fit into any list of “coolest neighborhoods” but I’m inclined to agree with the distinction that Time Out recognizes and hope the South End (and the city) continue to work to make this a home for more artists in the future. You can read the full article and see what other neighborhoods were included in Time Out’s 50 coolest neighborhoods in the world.