Wilkes Passage Lofts, built in 2002, is located in the SoWa (South of Washington) District of Boston’s South End. This 152 unit luxury condo building has a true loft feel with wide open space and large windows. Wilkes Passage is a 24-hour concierge building with garage parking. Residence enjoy a common roof deck. Some units feature private terraces, and all condos provide a stunning views of the Back Bay and Financial District skylines. Wilkes Passage is pet friendly and is conveniently located next to one of the South End’s only dog parks, Peters Park. This park is a multi-use park offering one of Boston’s best off leash dog run, an enclosed playground for toddlers and up, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a beautiful garden area. Wilkes Passage is located close to many forms of transportation; highways, the MBTA Green and Orange Line, the commuter train and two branches of the Silver Line.
The South End was built on the filled tidal flats during the mid-1800s. The neighborhood was designed to attract the wealth merchant class, with large Victorian townhouses surrounding park squares. At the turn of the century, wealthier Bostonians chose neighboring Back Bay instead of the South End, opening the area to a diverse working class. The signature South End townhouses were carved into apartments and lodging houses. In the 1950s, the South End was selected as an urban renewal area, with scattered affordable housing developments constructed throughout the neighborhood. The area began to be revitalized by an influx of young professionals moving to the neighborhood, restoring the housing stock and turning many of the units into larger apartments, condominiums, and single family homes. The area’s commercial centers run along Massachusetts Avenue, Tremont Street and Washington Street and serves increasingly diverse populations. Popular upscale restaurants and art galleries have added to the area’s unique character.