North End

Community Information

The North End, sometimes called Boston’s Little Italy, is the city’s oldest residential section. Noted for North-Endits eateries and historical sites, the North End is a beloved part of Boston’s past, resent, and future.

HISTORY

The story of Boston’s North End is the story of arrival in America. Throughout the years, the North End has become home to each influx of new Americans. Throughout the 20th and 21st century, the North End definitively settled its role as the core of Boston’s Italian community. Sadly the North End spent the latter half of the 20th century separated from the rest of Boston by the artificial border imposed by Interstate 93, but the completion of the Big Dig allowed the North End to rejoin the rest of the city.

ARCHITECTURE

Much of the architecture of Boston’s North End is a mishmash of styles ranging from the late 19th century until now as new residents and business owner simply re-purposed older buildings and built new ones where possible rather than demolish existing structures. If there is a common architectural thread, it’s in the residential areas where many houses and apartment are built as tenements.

NORTH END PUBLIC TRANSIT

MBTA Lines

  • Red Line
  • Green Line
  • Orange Line
  • Blue Line
  • Silver Line
  • Buses

Taxis

NORTH END SCHOOLS

Public Schools

Private Schools

NORTH END PARKS AND ATTRACTIONS

  • Old North Church
  • Paul Revere House
  • Copp’s Hill Burying Ground
  • North End Park
  • Langone Park
  • Puopolo Park

NORTH END SHOPPING

NORTH END ENTERTAINMENT

  • Improv Asylum
  • Stanza dei Sigari
  • Boston Sail Loft