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John K


I agree, totally.

By the way, regarding the South End / Roxbury border and real estate agents - we're way ahead of you.

We call it the "bookend" neighborhood. It's not specific to just that border, but any area between two neighborhoods. That little sliver of land between Bay Village and the South End might be considered a bookend (and maybe the new Columbus Center megaplex, too, between the South End and Back Bay).

Ron Newman

In Lynch's book, the triangle between Huntington Avenue, Boylston Street, and Mass. Ave. was a similar terra incognita, not quite Back Bay and not quite South End. This despite it containing notable landmarks such as Mechanics Hall, Horticultural Hall, and the Christian Science Church.

(The book came out well before the Prudential Center and Christian Science plaza were built.)

sarah c

I work with real estate data for a living and part of the Roxbury/South End issue is that as time goes on what is considered the South End is pushing more & more into Roxbury so the boundaries are shifting on paper.

Ron Newman

The Piano Factory, at 791 Tremont Street, participates each year in both South End Open Studios and Roxbury Open Studios.


I would also refer to Porteous' book - Environment and Behavior. He wrote about micro, meso, and macro spaces as well as how people define "neighborhood."

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