Beacon Hill

Nothing compares to living in a luxury home in Beacon Hill. One of Boston’s oldest communities, Beacon Hill gets its name from a beacon that once stood atop its hill to warn locals about foreign invasion. Approximately one square mile in size, Beacon Hill is bound by Beacon Street, Bowdoin Street, Cambridge Street and Storrow Drive. Its architecture and lay- out is reflective of old colonial Boston, consisting of brick row houses with beautiful doors, decorative iron work, brick sidewalks, narrow streets, and gas lamps. Beacon Hill is also home to the Massachusetts State House and America’s first African Meeting House. Charles Street, the neighborhood’s main thoroughfare, is lined with antique shops and restaurants. Beacon Hill has been home to many notable Americans, including Louisa May Alcott, Oliver Wendell Homes, Daniel Webster, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, and Senator John Kerry.

Beacon Hill is a neighborhood of Federal-style rowhouses and is known for its narrow, gaslit streets and brick sidewalks. Today, Beacon Hill is regarded as one of the most desirable and expensive neighborhoods in Boston.

What to do in Beacon Hill

A visit to Boston isn’t complete without a stop here. Beacon Hill is a National Historic District, filled with working gas lamps, ancient elms, brick sidewalks and 19th-century row houses protected by architectural restrictions that govern such details as the color of the doors.
Whether to shop, dine or wander about admiring the architecture and numerous historic sites, there are so many things to do in Beacon Hill.

Some local hotspots in the Beacon Hill include:

  • Scollay Square
  • Lala Rokh
  • Anna’s Taqueria
  • No.9 Park
  • Toscano Restaurant
  • Paramount Restaurant
  • Mooo Restaurant
  • Grotto
  • Cheers Boston
  • Artu On Charles Street
  • Hampshire House
  • 75 Chestnut
  • Pierrot Bistrot Francais
  • Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro
  • Emmet’s Irish Pub