Living in Boston’s North End & WaterfrontOctober 29, 2011
The most exciting aspect of living in the city is the variety of different Boston neighborhoods nearby. I’d like to highlight a couple of these vibrant areas today: the Waterfront and the North End.
The North End is narrow and winding with European-style cobblestone streets. It’s an area full of history with Paul Revere’s home, the Old North Church (remember ‘one if by land, two if by sea?!’), and many famous burial grounds of the American Revolution forefathers.
The neighborhood is packed with delicious, authentic Italian restaurants, since many of its residents remain loyal to their deep rooted Italian heritage. This is where you can get the best cafe latte or espresso – it’s unparalleled! The Italian bakeries and salumerias boast regional specialties and are packed with food connoisseurs. And the gelateria stands always make a nice pit stop in the summer months.
Some of the older residential buildings and schools have been converted into Boston luxury condos, often coveted real estate among young professionals. A few blocks down the street, you can stroll to the magnificent Waterfront, boatyard and the nearby Harbor-Walk. Some of the area’s old warehouses and wharf buildings have been converted to condominiums, with several units that have their own boat slips.
Most recent additions to the housing market in the Waterfront neighborhood are two Boston luxury condo complexes, both with hotel services: the Battery Wharf, with the Fairmont Hotel, and The Residences at the Intercontinental. Needless to say that Rowes Wharf, attached to the Boston Harbor Hotel, is a highly desirable place to live, having established its prestigious reputation for over 18 years.
The Waterfront and the North End are among the most exciting Boston neighborhoods. There are so many unique amenities, great restaurants and nearby conveniences here for residents.
Interested in these neighborhood properties? Contact me to learn more about available luxury listings in the area.