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Beacon Hill

42° 21' 31.68" N, 71° 4' 14.66" W

Welcome to Beacon Hill

In one of Boston’s most charming areas, the neighborhood of Beacon Hill truly shines. With its steep streets lined with Federal-style and Victorian brick row houses lit by antique lanterns, Beacon Hill is one of Boston’s oldest and most desirable neighborhoods. Residents have been drawn to the neighborhood for years, due to its roots in American history.

Beacon Hill is so stranger to its roots in American History. The neighborhood playfully got its name due to the hill that was topped by a beacon, which once alerted Bostonians to danger in the 1900s. Today, residents are proud of the history that is intertwined with the area. From Louisa May Alcott to Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr, Beacon Hill has been a prime location for historical figures, which is a huge draw to residents who want to share their own stories today. 

What to Love

  • Historical monuments to explore
  • Cobble lined streets are like living in a painting
  • Antiquing on Charles Street

Local Lifestyle

As the home of plenty of past and present societal figures, Beacon Hill is as stately as they come. The neighborhood features some of the finest examples of Federal and Greek Revival architecture in the city. Residents are drawn to live here to have a slice of literal history, whether a historical resident or a particular street that someone has walked down. 

Beacon Hill is a prime residential area for families, young professionals, and retirees. It also serves as a backdrop for students attending the historic Boston University, however, don’t expect to find a multitude of students living in the area, since the university has now created more desirable student housing closer to campus. This leaves the gates open for families and young professionals to truly prosper in one of the most historic neighborhoods in the city.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Beacon Hill is packed with plenty of amazing opportunities for shopping and dining! With a variety of shops and dining establishments, you’ll have no trouble finding all that you need.

Charles Street is a boutique center where every shop invites you in to see how shopping for clothes, or just simply grabbing a cup of coffee with a friend can be an afternoon experience. Be sure while you’re there to also check out Squeeze, a smoothie and juice bar that provides residents with a quick and healthy refresh. Looking to eat a more robust meal? Mooo.... is a neighborhood staple, serving modern and sophisticated steakhouse fare. Want a way to end the night, while stepping into a piece of history? Cheers is the bar that inspired the hit television series, which was founded in 1969 as a local neighborhood watering hole, and then became a destination for residents and fans alike.

Things to Do

This neighborhood is full of historical sites to visit and fun things to do! Make sure to check out the numerous historical monuments and sites, starting with the Massachusetts State House. As the oldest building on Beacon Hill, the State House is one of the best things to do and see in Boston. After exploring one facet of Boston’s history, go to envelop another with diving into The Freedom Trail, which takes residents and tourists alike on a journey exploring the 16 stops, featuring marvels such as the Paul Revere House and Bunker Hill Monument. Want to see something a bit more green? Residents are often found enjoying the Boston Common, the oldest public park in the United States, dating back to 1634. And finally, make sure to take your best instagram shot on Acorn Street, which is one of the most photographed streets in the United States. 


Beacon Hill is home to Boston University, but also in the mix are plenty of public and private school options to choose from. Here are some listed below:

  • The Newman School (Private)
  • Commonwealth School (Private)
  • O’Bryant School of Math and Science (Public)

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