The North End is one of Boston’s oldest and most authentic neighborhoods in all of Boston. Lined with tiny streets that on most days you may have a hard time getting a full size SUV down the street, or find yourself curbing it to get around a double parked car – the North End is one of our all time favorite neighborhoods.
I used to live in the North End (well kind of considered the West End) in the Strada 234 condo building. Strada234 a converted luxury rental apartment building to industrial-lux condos was a North End alternative that had an underground parking garage.
If your a city dweller who loves to walk the North End is a great neighborhood for you. If you must have a vehicle there are plenty of parking garages and of course North End resident street parking, although it is a tough place to get a spot…so plan on looking at garage spots if your considering buying a North End Condo.
The North End is mainly comprised of brownstone walk-up apartments from 3-6 stories. North End condos tend to be on the smaller side of living space but all so worth it when you live right inthe middle of it all with some of the best restaurants, cafe’s, pubs and conveniences in the city. Living in the North End also allows you to ‘get out’ of Boston quite easily. With the Big Dig now installed you can easily get on 93 North, 93 South or even the mass pike within a few minutes.
If your looking for a bit more space, or some less urban vistas you can try the waterfront that borders the North End and in my opinion is still the North End as its just on the other side of Commercial Street. Here on the waterfront you have piers that have been outfitted with Wharf building condominiums. Many loft like, but most all of them have much larger living situations.
Some of our favorite wharf buildings are: Battery Wharf, Burroughs Wharf, Lincoln Wharf, & Commercial Wharf. If you want to live in the thick of it all and need size and luxury The North End does house a few options. Some of our favorite North End Luxury condominiums are: 44 Prince, The Atlantic, 26 Stillman & The Mariner.
Want to tour some North End Condo Open Houses Check these out this weekend!
$949,000 126 North Washington Street Open House: 03-16-2008 1:45 PM?to 3:15 PM
$599,000? 135-137 Salem Street Open House: 03-16-2008 12:00 PM?to 1:00 PM
$525k – $499k 11 Sheafe Street (few units for sale) Open House: 03-16-2008 11:30 AM?to 2:00 PM