Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the South Side region has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have come on the market, which means leases might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 25% of the available space in the South Side are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 5,790 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1900 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Health care is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the occupants of South Side work from home. Commuting between 20 and 25 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.