The North End is one of Boston’s most historic neighborhoods once housing the throng of immigrants (particularly Italians) arriving to the “new world” . The charm and quaintness of the narrow streets and tightly knit neighborhood is undeniable in its appeal, especially for the young cohort who can enjoy all the conveniences and amenities of city living without the necessity of a car, plus a quick walk to work in the Business/Financial District and all transportation points. Today the North End is populated by a mixture of Italian Americans and professionals.
An enclosed year round Public Market is earmarked for a parcel abutting the historic weekend public market at Haymarket Square, which will be a boom for the city, and amenity especially for the North End/Waterfront. Along Hanover Street, Salem Street, Prince Street, North Street, and North Square you will find small trattorias, cafes and restaurants scattered throughout the neighborhood attracting throngs of visitors and city residents enjoying the unique ambiance, especially during the warmer months. In recent years, a number of boutiques have opened in the North End specializing in clothing to jewelry. The North End also offers access to Boston’s Waterfront along Commercial Street. Residents and visitors can enjoy Christopher Columbus Park and Rose Kennedy Greenway, during summer evenings the park is host to a performing arts series.