North End Real Estate
Located on Boston’s waterfront, the North End is rich in history and known as an enclave for the city’s Italian community. While Italian is still spoken on the streets, the North End is increasingly becoming home to many young professionals. The area’s close proximity to the Financial District and Government Center make it especially appealing. The main drags -- Hanover Street, Salem Street, and Commercial Street -- are always bustling with residents and tourists alike while some of the narrow side streets are quieter and close to small parks and green spaces. Apart from countless authentic Italian restaurants, the neighborhood is also filled with historical homes and buildings, including the Old North Church, and the Paul Revere House. Read more about North End real estate.
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North End Location
The North End borders the Charles and Mystic rivers to the north; and Boston Harbor to the east. Government Center; Quincy Market; and the Bullfinch Triangle neighborhoods are across the Greenway. While there are no MBTA subway stations located in the neighborhood, the nearest stops are a 5-10 minute walk away, including the Aquarium stop on the Blue Line; and the Haymarket and North Station stops on the Green and Orange Lines respectively.
North End History
The North End holds the distinction of being Boston’s oldest residential community where people have lived since it was settled in the 1630s. Settlers built the Old North Church in 1723, the oldest church in Boston still standing. The North End briefly flourished as a red-light district in the 19th century and went on to welcome Jewish and Italian immigrants. The Expressway project in the 1950s inadvertently cut off the neighborhood from the rest of Boston. It wasn’t until the Big Dig removed the ugly metal barrier in 2007, that the North End was reunited with the rest of the city. Big Dig officials replaced the barrier with a welcoming green connective parkland.