About Us

About Your Neighborhood Association 

The Claremont Neighborhood Association (CNA) is located in the northwest corner of Boston’s South End, an area that is rich in history, architecture and cultural diversity. The South End was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 as the largest urban Victorian neighborhood in the U.S., and named a Boston Landmark District in 1983. The CNA, founded in 1945, is bounded by West Newton Street to the east, Camden Street to the west (of Massachusetts Avenue), Southwest Corridor Park to the north and the median of Tremont Street to the south. We are home to the Harriet Tubman House, Wellington Green, Titus Sparrow Park, the gardens of the Southwest Corridor and Worcester Street, and neighborhood restaurants and shops. Please look around our site to learn about our vibrant neighborhood, current events, volunteering and donating.

Our Mission and Goal: A Collective Voice to the City of Boston
The CNA is a volunteer organization whose mission is to enhance quality of life for our residents. Our neighborhood association offers the opportunity for our residents to have a voice in the many issues that affect us all: gardens and green spaces, zoning issues, business licenses and development, public safety, fire and police protection, animal control, noise abatement, sanitation, and parking. The CNA provides a forum for developers and residents alike to discuss potential projects, improvements and changes. Our goal is to provide an open and transparent process to maintain and improve the quality of life in our northwest corner of the South End.

Meet Your Neighbors
CNA is a great way to meet, socialize, and connect with your neighbors, as well as being “in the know” about local issues and events. We communicate through our webpage, by email, and on Facebook. Email us at cnaboston@gmail.com if you would like to be added to our email distribution list and “like” us on Facebook to receive all our updates.

Community, Dues and Donations
Membership dues and donations help the CNA to fund local programs, including the South End/Lower Roxbury Land Trust, Project Place, United South End Settlements, St. Francis House and Friends of South End Library. We also pay for most of the upkeep and provide the volunteer labor to manage Wellington Green, a multifaceted, tiny jewel of a garden located on the corner of Columbus Avenue at Wellington Street. CNA is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit domestic corporation and your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.