Four Condos Near Southwest Corridor Park


Southwest Corridor Park, the unfortunately-named strip of green between the Back Bay and Mass Ave subway stops, offers South End and Back Bay residents three beautifully manicured acres to enjoy. Succinctly summing up the city’s historically casual attitude toward the South End, nobody ever bothered to give this half-mile strip of green a friendlier, more attractive name.

A Beacon Hill park of a couple thousand square feet surrounded by the most expensive residential real-estate in the city has its own regal name: Louisburg Square. Its residents include Senator John Kerry, CEO and author Jack Welch, and author Robin Cook; a bunch of folks who could never stand for a name like “Public Park 72,” but the lowly South End gets a walking path named after an abandoned 1960’s highway project. I’m not bitter; the South End gets my “Most Improved Neighborhood” award while The Hill remains exactly as it was two centuries ago.

Complaints aside, this emerald oasis contrasts nicely against the concrete, asphalt, and brick covering the rest of the South End. The condos at West Newton Street near the park sit less than a quarter-mile from the closest Green Line station, and it’s not much farther from the nearest Orange Line station. Two quick blocks to the north reside The Shops at the Prudential offering loads of shopping, and Copley Place sits across the street from The Pru, beckoning those with deeper pockets and more expensive tastes. A block to the south, Petit Robert Bistro delivers French culinary artistry, and, just a couple doors away, The Wine Emporium offers an award-winning selection of beer, wine, and spirits.

These condos also fall within walking distance of one of my favorite supermarkets, Shaw’s. Those unwilling to part with a decent parking spot in the South End will surely appreciate a nearby market.

211 W. Newton Street, #2
Beds: 1/ Baths: 1
SQ.FT.: 690
$/SQ.Ft.: $752

242 W. Newton Street, #2
Beds: 1/Baths: 1
SQ.FT.: 590
$/SQ.FT.: $592

247 W. Newton Street
Beds 2:/Baths: 1
SQ.FT.: 845
$/SQ.FT.: $620

Within shouting-distance is Rutland Square: possibly the only cul-de-sac of the inner-city

70 W. Rutland Square, #1
Beds: 2/Baths: 2.5
SQ.FT.: 1700
$/SQ.FT.: $646

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  • Brian

    Hi Alyk,

    Thanks for the list. Very helpful.

  • Topher

    Wow, this is great! Thanks a lot.

  • Pierce Merriwether

    While I send my housekeeper to purchase the bulk of my family’s groceries on her behalf, occasionally we find ourselves beset by URGENT food emergencies at the oddest hours. Chalk that up to a pregnant wife beset by strange cravings and a daughter who, despite being in a public school, is still occasionally charged with producing art out of macaroni, of all things.

    So, needless to say, I appreciate the benefits of living within close proximity to supermarkets, wine emporiums (and therefore certainly THE Wine Emporium), and other such essentials just as much as anyone. Given that, properties that offer this convenience will always be foremost in my mind.

  • Francis

    I love this area, I’ve been looking to move here for a while. Thank you.

  • Jack Wiseman

    What a great list! Thanks so much… and near the wine emporium as well!!!!

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  • Tom Daly

    It’s nice to see some information on this great section of the city. Thank you.

  • Kristie

    Just the info I was looking for!

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  • Mr_Alyk

    Congrats on your first post, Boo…

  • LankaKitten

    I love a good supermarket!

  • Tiffany

    I love you!! You are so clever and entertaining. You have THE best blog around!

  • LeReve

    I’m here to support my boo!

    I never realized how expensive the market was up there!

  • Lisa

    These houses are beautiful. Alyk, congrats on the new site.

  • Judy

    Our Beacon Street digs suddenly seem shabby.

  • pril

    Congrats on the new gig!

    Those townhouses sound amazing.

  • chlyn

    Nice photo. Can you imagine the view if some of these buildings have rooftop gardens?

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