The North End, commonly referred to as “Little Italy,” is one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods, known for its Italian heritage, culture and cuisine. It is a vibrant, friendly neighborhood that attracts locals as well as tourists of all ages with festivals throughout the summer, the energy of local bakeries, cafés, open air dining establishments and trendy boutiques that line the streets. The North End offers access to Boston’s waterfront along Commercial Street, which is home to a number of luxury residences, both on and across from the wharf, many of which boast water views. It now lays claim to one of the city’s newest luxury condominiums, Battery Wharf, and the Fairmont Battery Wharf hotel, on the last developable pier on the North End waterfront, making this a sought after venue. Residences vary from low rise to midrise, row houses, brownstones, lofts and larger multi-unit luxury buildings. Well situated, this area is accessible to public transportation and convenient to the lively and picturesque waterfront where activity, such as performing arts, abounds particularly in the summer months. In addition, its proximity to the Financial District, Faneuil Hall, Zakim Bridge, Government Center and the Court House make it a highly desirable neighborhood in which to reside and play.