Posted By: Noreen Anastasia
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While we love everything Boston has to offer, we wanted to highlight our own neighborhood, the South End, in this week's blog. Below you'll find fun activities to do with family, friends, pets, and strangers – all in the neighborhood. Whether you want to try some new food, slide into home plate, or make a spectacular new home purchase, have we got the information for you! If you don't already, we hope you grow to love the South End just as much as we do

SoWa Boston


Since its inauguration in 2004, the formerly known South End Open Market has long been a favorite of the urban and suburban alike. Located in SoWa (that's South of Washington for you newbies), this open-air market has beckoned artists, retailers, restaurateurs, (and so many more!) for its creative and innovative atmosphere. Now located at 375 Harrison Avenue (Ink Block), the market runs from 10am – 4pm every Sunday, with Saturday hours being added in June. So, whether you need your knives sharpened, a brilliant piece of artwork, or just want to try out that hot, new food truck, get yourself down to SoWa Boston.

South End Baseball

This decades old, non-profit youth baseball organization serves the communities of not only the South End, but also Roxbury, Dorchester, and Chinatown. Any child aged 4-18 is eligible to participate, with no regard to ability to play or financial means – there is never a fee to play. Staffed solely by volunteers, South End Baseball is a great way to give back to the community as a coach, parent volunteer, or general volunteer for their various events. This year's Opening Day is scheduled for Peters Park, this Saturday, May 7th . Not just for the athletes and their families, this is a great family event. Some of the fun activities include pony rides, face-painting, and a bouncy house – not to mention all those hot dogs! Visit www.southendbaseball.com to volunteer, donate, or join!

Featured Sale: 21 Father Francis Gilday St: Unit 504 (The Penmark)

Opportunities abound living in the South End at the prestigious Penmark. This remarkable property, formerly Boston College High School, was expertly & historically renovated in 2006. This 5th floor, 1,023-square foot home possesses stunning views of the Back Bay skyline, and overlooks a historical Boston green space. The architecturally unique living space is perfect for entertaining, being both sleek and offering all the comforts of a modern home. The warmth of the bamboo floors welcomes your friends in for a glass of wine. Whether cooking or takeout is your forte, the sophisticated kitchen offers countless amenities; Jenn-Air & Bosch stainless appliances, gas cooktop, electric oven, cherry cabinets, and striking black granite counter tops. Master Suite equipped with gleaming marble bath, walk-in shower, and expansive California walk-in closet. Half-bath with washer/dryer, ample additional California closets, central A/C, and one direct-access garage parking spot. Contact Joe Heywood at Joe@southendrealty.com for more information. MLS ID: 71980407.

Featured Upcoming Development: 47 Concord Square, South End

New construction for the Fall of 2016. This new development, located on a quiet, leafy square in the historic South End, will consist of three elegant duplexes; all with private outdoor space, the latest and greatest amenities, chef's kitchen, hardwood floors, and gleaming fixtures. Still in the renovation phase now, please contact Barbara Spears at BSpears@southendrealty.com for any and all information.