Photo courtesy of Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Charlestown is a part of Boston that gives visitors the sense that is easy to access by following the Freedom Tail over the bridge upon leaving the North End. When you enter Charlestown it is easy to see how the splendor of this one square mile section of the city creates such a buzz. It's waterfront perch plays a major role in the city's history as it has been home to Old Ironsides (USS Constitution) for years. Walk up the hill and find yourself face to face with the famous Bunker Hill Monument (home of the American Revolution's "Battle of Bunker Hill").
Like many of the inner city neighborhoods of Boston, Charlestown has changed. The influx of young, upwardly mobile professionals have transformed the "Townie" atmosphere into a playground for the well-off. The high price of real estate and the influx of restaurants that line the main streets are proof that Charlestown has changed. However, the ties that bind run deep and families still roam the streets greeting neighbors they've known for years.