North End Real Estate Information

The North End of Boston is a highly regarded and historic section of Bean town that is also known as an important cultural and residential center. In fact, the North End of Boston was the first part of the city to be settled, as it was all the way back in the sixteen thirties, when Puritans arrived from England. Of course, there were also a number of Native American groups and tribes that lived in the Bay State in general before the arrival of Europeans, but they did not form settlements on the scale of Boston. North End real estate is very concentrated and rather expensive, partially because the entire neighborhood of North End consists of less than one half of one square mile.

After the arrival of the initial Puritan settlers, North End has been constantly inhabited for the last three hundred and eighty years. North End was, for a time, the most expensive neighborhood in Boston, although that title has now been passed to the twin areas of Beacon Hill and Back Bay. North End spent a period as the home to the first community of freed and escaped slaves in the United States, and later experienced a heavy influx of Irish immigrants. North End real estate continues to experience a strong Jewish influence, but the hallmark of the community is the Italian presence, which led to the North End being nicknamed “Little Italy.” North End properties are often found immediately above Italian restaurants, pastry stores, and other shops.

The North End of Boston is considered a great victory in the non-traditional urban renewal movement, as evidenced by the neighborhood's prominent placement in Jane Jacob's book, “The Death and Life of Great American Cities.” There are a number of architecturally and historically significant structures in the North End, including the Paul Revere House, the Pierce-Hichborn House, Old North Church, and the Clough House. The North End is also quite convenient to the rest of Boston Proper and the Boston Metropolitan Area, since all one needs to do is jump on an MBTA-run bus, subway car, or commuter rail train.