Beacon Hill

One of Boston’s most picturesque areas, Beacon Hill is predominantly residential, known for old colonial brick row houses with beautiful doors, decorative iron work, brick sidewalks, narrow streets, and gas lamps. Restaurants and antique shops are located on Charles Street.

The gold-domed Massachusetts State House overlooks Boston Common, with its winter skating pond. Across Charles Street, home to chic boutiques and antiques shops, is the formal Public Garden. The Charles River Esplanade’s Hatch Shell hosts summer concerts. Beacon Hill is a historical neighborhood and the hill upon which the Massachusetts State House resides.

Like many similarly named areas, the neighborhood is named for the location of a former beacon atop the highest point in central Boston. The beacon was used to warn the residents of an invasionFederal-style row houses, narrow gaslit streets and brick sidewalks adorn the neighborhood, which is generally regarded as one of the more desirable and expensive in Boston. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood is 9,023.

 

Louisburg Square is "the most prestigious address" in Beacon Hill. Its residents have access to private parking and live in "magnificent Greek Revival townhouses." Nearby is Acorn Street, often mentioned as the "most frequently photographed street in the United States." It is a narrow lane paved with cobblestones that was home to coachmen employed by families in Mt. Vernon and Chestnut Street mansions.

Transportation

Charles/MGH MBTA Station

Park Street Station

Bowdoin Station

Other Links

https://www.boston.gov/neighborhood/beacon-hill

 

About the Neighborhood

There's holiday spirit
It's walkable to restaurant
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Great hospitals
It's dog friendly
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