The North End provides easy access to Boston's downtown resources

When you consider investing in property, you might want to consider how a neighborhood's walkability makes it more valuable to future homeowners. According to a recent The New York Times article, homes for sale that were only accessible by car tended to cost more per square foot up until the 1990s. Today, the most valuable real estate lies in walkable urban locations - such as many of the communities in the Greater Boston area.

With many Americans looking for ways to limit their consumption of gas and reduce their monthly car payments, an influx of new city dwellers may materialize. If you are among those now interested in purchasing one of the homes for sale in Boston, MA, you should consider a neighborhood that is close to downtown and the Financial District, but far enough away that it still feels like the suburbs. Fortunately, the old-world feel of the North End has everything you might want and more.

The 02113 area of Boston attracts a plethora of tourists, as it offers top-notch restaurants and delectable Italian pastries. But for homeowners, the North End also provides affordability and convenience. The average real estate sale price in the area is $492,600, according to ZipDataMaps, and with the community only a half mile walk to State Street, it's the perfect place for a young professional or couples to live.