Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill offers incredible views of the Boston Common and the Charles River.

Welcome to Beacon Hill

A quiet Boston enclave with amenities at your fingertips
Beacon Hill is a historic neighborhood in Boston that is home to the Massachusetts State House. This celebrated community is more than just the brownstone buildings; it’s a stunning community that features cobblestone streets with lined with gas lamps on many corners. The brick sidewalks bring a distinction to this beautiful downtown area. Beacon Hill real estate has a historic, cozy appeal. 
What’s most notable about Beacon Hill are its rowhouses, each one with its own character. The housing stock here mainly dates back to the 1800s. Most have had extensive renovations to bring them up to modern-day standards, yet they maintain much of this historic charm, including the red bricking this area is known for offering. Aside from these homes, other single-family properties, condominiums, and some rental apartments exist.
A dignified enclave, Beacon Hill offers incredible views of the Boston Common and the Charles River. Around every turn is a bit of history, especially since the city’s history dates back to the 1700s. Beacon Street was first established in 1708, and the Massachusetts State House, with its dominating presence, was built in 1795. That same year, Charles Bulfinch, an famed architect, laid out plans for Beacon Hill. From the start, it featured rows of mansions. The 19th century brought new development, including symmetrical pairs of houses, row homes, and stand-alone mansions. Today, Beacon Hill is quite modern and charming but maintains this prestigious feel.

What to Love

  • Well-preserved historic homes for a timeless appeal.
  • Walkable neighborhoods with charming local businesses.
  • A quiet corner of Boston with access to amenities.
  • Charming Beacon Hill real estate

Local Lifestyle

Beacon Hill’s steep and narrow streets keep the community concealed from the through traffic that we’re used to in other parts of Boston. This charming neighborhood’s appeal is its walkability and unassuming elegance. It's stately and enjoyable with a friendly vibe. With many beautiful gardens here, English-style sophistication in window shops, and wisteria vines edging around the buildings this is a wonderful place for a visit and even better place to live.
It’s also quite accessible – it’s only about ten minutes walk to Downtown Boston. Beacon Hill has always been a place that attracts wealthy families with many residents working in Government, Healthcare, Education and a wide variety of Boston-based companies.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The tranquil setting of Beacon Hill makes it an attractive place to grab lunch or an elegant dinner with friends. Numerous restaurants exist here, most of which are locally owned stops. For those seeking a true Boston style, 1928 Beacon Hill is the local establishment to visit with classic American fare and a true bar and dinner service.
Bin 26 Enoteca offers an elegant Italian menu that's not just ideal for special occasions but also comfort food take-out. Toscano is another Italian restaurant that's been a staple in the area for decades. The wood and stone atmosphere creates old-world Italian experiences like no other.
Numerous shops exist nearby, but none as charming as DeLuca's Market. This gourmet grocery store offers a wide range of high-quality foods to take home. Boutique markets dot Charles Street, too, offering artisan wares and everyday essentials.

Things to Do

Take a stroll down Acorn Street, the most photographed street in the country. Go to the Boston Common, a public area and park that dates back to 1634. There's always something happening here, and it's a fantastic place for a walk. The Charles River Esplanade is stunning, especially in the spring months. It's a 17-mile stretch of land along the river banks, perfect for a walk or jog or to sit, sun, and people watch. Other area attractions include the Beacon Hill Garden Club and Liberty Hotel. The Boston Festival Chamber Series comes to life with an in-person immersive classical experience during the summer months.


Several notable schools exist in the city. That includes the Advent School, a private educational institution, and Park Street School, an elementary school.
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Overview for Beacon Hill, MA

8,306 people live in Beacon Hill, where the median age is 34 and the average individual income is $115,340. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Beacon Hill, MA

Beacon Hill has 4,981 households, with an average household size of 1. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Beacon Hill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,306 people call Beacon Hill home. The population density is 51,912.002 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Beacon Hill, MA

There's plenty to do around Beacon Hill, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Bake & Bloom, The VU, and Ouimillie.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 2.63 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.53 miles 35 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.22 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.65 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.31 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.62 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Beacon Hill, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby Beacon Hill. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Park Street School
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The Advent School
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