Beacon Hill Homes & Real Estate
Included below are homes for sale and real estate in Beacon Hill.
Beacon Hill is a historic neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, that along with the neighboring Back Bay is home to about 26,000 people. It is a neighborhood of Federal-style rowhouses and is known for its narrow, gas-lit streets and brick sidewalks. Today, Beacon Hill is regarded as one of the most desirable and expensive neighborhoods in Boston.
Once home to numerous historical and literal figures such as John Quincy Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Oliver Wendal Homes, Nathanial Hawthorn and Robert Frost. Today, the prestigious area is still home to many current and past well know figures like Senator John Kerry and Teresa Hines, David Lee Roth, former CEO of General Electric Jack Welch, Carly Simon and Uma Thurman. Once you visit this elite neighborhood, you will understand why.
The narrow hilly real estate by-ways are edge with brick, gas lit lamps, and lined with quaint, ninetieth century townhouses that are protected by the cities strict historic preservation that prohibits any architectural alterations that tamper with the neighborhoods character.
Today, cozy Beacon Hill is rich in community life, neighbors knowing neighbors and everyone meeting on the busy and famous Charles Street. Known for its antique shops, bakery, local food stores, unique gift stores, decorating shops, and several delectable restaurants you won’t want to miss. Cambridge Street offers more great restaurants, a whole foods grocery store, gas stations, a zip car location and world reknowned Massachusetts General Hospital.
The Beacon Hill area is located adjacent to Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden and is bounded generally by Beacon Street on the south, Somerset Street on the east, Cambridge Street to the north and Storrow Drive along the riverfront of the Charles River Esplanade to the west. The block bounded by Beacon, Tremont and Park Streets is included as well, as is the Boston Common itself. The level section of the neighborhood west of Charles Street, on landfill, is known locally as the "Flat of the Hill."
Because the Massachusetts State House is in a prominent location at the top of the hill, the term "Beacon Hill" is also often used as a metonym in the local news media to refer to the state government or the legislature.