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New to Eight Streets?

Here is some basic neighborhood information to get you acquainted with the neighborhood and some of it's services.


The following grocery stores are a short walk from the neighborhood.

Listed closest first

Foodies Urban Market - Washington at West Dedham
Whole Foods - Harrison at Herald
Star Market - Prudential Center, Huntington Ave at Ring Road
Roche Brothers - Downtown Crossing
Trader Joe's - Boylston at Gloucester

Shawmut Ave also hosts special markets Formaggio Kitchen (Cheese and more) and Syrian Grocery Importing (Specializing in Syrian/Middle Eastern goods).

Convenience Stores

Giorgiana's - Tremont at Milford
7-11 - Berkeley at Appleton
the CVS at Tremont and Herald also had some convenience store items in stock


There is a dog park / dog run in Peters Park; adjacent to Eight Streets. (Also known as DRS - Dog Recreational Space) This is a fenced in area where dogs can run off-leash and play with other dogs.

Boston has a Leash law - dogs are not allowed off-leash anywhere except in designated DRSs.

Boston also has a pooper-scooper law - owners must clean up after their pets when they do business outside; so please bring some bags with you when you walk your pet. And please place filled bags in trash cans, or take them home with you. Leaving them on the sidewalk is inappropriate, and leaving them curbside leads to storm drain blockages.

Polka Dog Bakery at Shawmut and Milford offers local pet supplies

Just outside of Eight Streets you have
Unleashed by Petco on Washington at Rollins st
D'Tails Pet Borique on Berkeley at Chandler

If you are seeking a pet, please consider adoption. The Animal Rescue League of Boston is a short walk away on Chandler at Tremont.

For Pet Health
Animal Rescue League of Boston also provides pet care
Boston veterinary Clinic is right over the highway
South Bay Veterinary Group is down on Tremont street
Angel Memorial Veterinary Hospital (Emergency cases) is a short drive in Jamacia Plain.

An internet search will show there are several Dog Walking services in the neighborhood.


See out Parking Page for information about parking your car on the street with the Resident Parking Program. There are several parking garages a short walk away that offer monthly parking plans.

We have several Zipcar (car sharing) and Hubway (bicycle sharing) stations in the neighborhood

The MBTA has a large presence in our neighborhood, including
Bus routes 43, 9, 10 and SL5 and SL4 run through or close to Eight Streets
Subway stops a short walk away:
  • Broadway (Red line)
  • Back bay and NE Medical Center (Orange line)
  • Copley and Arlington (Green line)


The closest Post Office is Cathedral Station on 47 West Dedham between Tremont and Shawmut. Back Bay station is a 10 minute walk down Clarendon street.

The South End Branch of the Public Library is at 685 Tremont, at West Newton. The main library branch is in Copley Square.

There are no longer any Laundromats in this area of the South End, but there are several dry cleaners in the area.

Green space in Eight Streets includes:
  • Ringgold Park - green space, half-court, fountain and kids play area
  • Watson Park - a passive park perfect for reading or relaxing
  • Berkeley Community Garden - a community garden open to all
  • Just outside Eight Streets is Peters Park, with a DRS, Tennis Courts, 2 full basketball courts, little league field and open space.
All groups have Friends groups if you would like to donate or help with a green space

Local newspapers The South End News, the Boston Guardian and the Boston Sun can be found at Foodies Market. The Guardian and Sun are often delivered to your doorstep. All the papers are free.