North End Sites
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The North End is rich in both history and cuisine. Surrounded by water on three sides, the North End was an early hub of commercialism and was the site of the first settlements in the new city of Boston. Over the years, the North End has been home to many ethnic groups, and today is best known for its strong Italian heritage. The North End is also the home to more than 80 different restaurants.