Charles Bullfinch designed this handsome neighborhood in 1801 but it began to decline in the late 19th century when wealthy residents left for the Back Bay. The neighborhood has experience revitalization in recent years, and now the South End has emerged as one of Boston's trendiest neighborhoods. Victorian style homes have been converted into ultra modern lofts, condos and new developments. A young, urban professional crowd keeps the pulse alive in the city's first planned neighborhood. Visit jazz bars, browse in chic art galleries, or simply relax in one of the numerous cafés for Sunday brunch, all of which The South End is famed for.