Home to American patriot Paul Revere, the North End is one of Boston’s
most historic neighborhoods. Traditionally a first stop for immigrants
arriving in Boston, the North End is most well known as an enclave of Italian
immigrants. Today the North End is populated by a mixture of Italian Americans
and young professionals who are attracted to the neighborhood’s tight-knit
feel and access to downtown. Tourists come from near and far to sample
authentic Italian cuisine, enjoy a cannoli or a cappuccino, and explore
its narrow streets. In recent years, a number of boutiques have opened
in the North End specializing in everything from trendy clothing to jewelry.
The North End also offers access to Boston’s waterfront along Commercial
Street. Residents and visitors can enjoy strolling and relaxing in the
newly renovated Christopher Columbus Park, and during summer evenings the
park is host to a performing arts series. More
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