Beacon Hill

Leading the "city of neighborhoods" in luxury.


Beacon Hill, along with the Back Bay, is one of Boston's most affluent neighborhoods and desirable places to live. Designated a National Historic Landmark nearly 50 years ago, Beacon Hill is largely made up of narrow, gas-lit streets and brick sidewalks. This only adds to the charm of the Federal-style townhouses so common to the area.

Measuring just one square mile, the exclusivity of Beacon Hill is partly due to its size. The area is bound by Beacon Street, Bowdoin Street, Cambridge Street and Storrow Drive. Most of Beacon Hill’s foot traffic centers around Charles Street, where plenty of antique shops, cafés and boutiques make for easy window shopping. Beacon Hill also offers several choice bars and taverns.

Those living or looking to live in Beacon Hill are in good company. The neighborhood has been home to many famous Americans—including Louisa May Alcott, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Sylvia Plath, Carly Simon, David Lee Roth and even Uma Thurman.

In addition to the famous past and present residents, Beacon Hill houses an important landmark for districts beyond Boston: the Massachusetts State House. If the old colonial style of Beacon Hill doesn’t pull you in, maybe an affinity for politics will.

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