2.) Where the Londoners from 'Eastenders' go on holiday.. Often pronounced "Sah-fend"
3.) Living hell.
"ah..Shit, sorry man."
The South End's population has been diverse since the 1880s when Jewish, African-American, Greek, Syrian, and Lebanese populations began to settle in the neighborhood. Today the neighborhood remains diverse, integrating people of nearly every race, religion, and sexual orientation. Income levels are anecdotaly reported as stratified: a concentration of the wealthy and the poor. However neither the U.S. Census or City of Boston reports on income of this specific neighborhood.
While known for being a mostly upper middle class, gay/cultural neighborhood, street crime remains a serious problem. Housing in the South End is very expensive by US and Greater Boston standards.