North Enders pursue the sweet life, Italian-style. A strong cappuccino and animated conversation starts each day; a pizza bianca and Pellegrino marks its middle; and pasta Bolognese with a few glasses of Chianti ends it.
Sweet tooth? It can take a lifetime to try all the flavors of cannoli at the famous Mike’s Pastry. The North End’s cafes and restaurants draw residents and visitors alike.
Those lucky enough to call the North End home join a community that celebrates day-to-day life just as they might the feast of a saint. Leisure time invites residents over to Christopher Columbus Park for a game of frisbee or for a walk along neighboring harbor waterfront.
Single family homes are rare in the North End, which has a more urban and accessible feel than most Boston neighborhoods. Apartments are often perched atop cafes and businesses and tend to be more intimate than spacious.
Come to the North End for the lively community and rich restaurant scene, you will find larger homes elsewhere in the city. Street parking is notoriously difficult.