The South End neighborhood is located on a peninsula between Cedar Creek and Long Island Sound. It is directly south of I-95 and the Downtown, bordering Bridgeport Harbor with views of Pleasure Beach and the Port of Bridgeport in the East End. The largest land use in the South End is parks/open space due to the presence of Seaside Park.
Other major land uses are institutional, largely attributable to the University of Bridgeport, and industrial, mainly concentrated along the neighborhood’s periphery.
The education and health sector is the largest employment sector in the neighborhood, followed by manufacturing.
Most of the area’s housing units (65%) are renter-occupied.
The South End has two historic districts: the Barnum-Palliser Historic District and the Marina Park Historic District. Seaside Park, the Cottage residential development and Seaside Village co-operative housing are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Harbor Yard Amphitheater (Opening 2019)
Webster Bank Arena
Mary & Eliza Freeman Homes
Bridgeport Public Library - Burroughs & Saden Branch
925 Broad Street
The South End is located in the 131st City Council District.