History and General Neighborhood Information
This unique community is a wonderful collection of streets that lead off of major thoroughfares such as North Street and Genesee Street. It has the benefit of having the Hospital, the high school, and the middle school, as well as a historic train station and a beautiful neighborhood park. Many people still call part of Upper North by the name of Torrey Park and some call parts of it Little Italy. Most of the neighborhood consists of single-family houses, many with a homeowner still present.
Because so much of the neighborhood consists of streets – many of which are dead-ends - that branch off of main streets, individual blocks often act like a unique community, so there is a close-knit feel to each area. The housing stock is generally in good condition and quite affordable for working income households. Although the Hospital is obviously the largest employer in the neighborhood, the community is close to industrial areas both in the city and in the town, so it is possible to live in the area and to find work nearby.