The North End is a neighborhood in Boston, and is the city's oldest residential community, lived in continuously since it was settled in the 1630sThe North End is commonly known as the city's Little Italy for its Italian-American population.
Before it earned this reputation, though, the neighborhood also historically housed many Irish-Americans in the early 1800s, and then Jewish Bostonians, before many Italian-Americans moved in during the early 20th century.
Though the neighborhood is small (1/3 square miles), it has approximately 100 eating establishments (particularly Italian restaurants), and a number of tourist attractions, including three along the Freedom Trail.
There are many desirable condo buildings in the North End along with a great array of rental units. The close proximity to Downtown makes the North End a convenient home for professionals working in the Financial District.