The North End of the island is favored by many for its residential family neighborhood character, with many families choosing this location for its casual lifestyle, just removed enough from the mainstream but still convenient to mid-town. Many streets have wide beaches with homes on those cross streets sharing beachfront cabanas and beach and lakefront access. North End real estate ranges from modest 1950s Bermuda-style homes to large waterfront estates. In recent years, new construction has begun replacing many of the smaller homes on choice lots. Zoning and architectural restrictions are stringent for new homes protecting the character, integrity and quality of life in the north end. Condominiums and commercial usage is prohibited other than very private clubs that have been in place for many years.