Beacon Hill spans roughly one-square mile and is one of Boston’s most sought-after neighborhoods with its tranquil charm and historic roots. Beautiful brownstones and row houses fill the tree-lined cobblestone streets and maintain the 19th century charm with authentic gas-lit lanterns.
While Beacon Hill is certainly a quiet residential neighborhood, the area offers an abundance of options for shopping and dining. One of the most charming streets in the neighborhood, Charles Street, boasts specialty boutiques, sidewalk coffee shops and fine dining. Just a short walk to Back Bay, the North End, and Downtown Crossing, Beacon Hill provides residents access to even more dining, entertainment, and shopping experiences. The neighborhood also borders the Esplanade and the northern portion of the Boston Common and Public Garden, perfect for afternoon strolls or runs along the Charles River.
Sitting prominently at the top of this neighborhood is the golden-domed State House, capturing the prominence of the neighborhood. Sitting closely to this monument are several local bars like that of 21st Amendment, once the site of a luxury hotel housing guests such as Louisa May Alcott and Alexander Graham Bell.
The newly renovated MBTA Charles/MGH Station (Red Line) provides access to Cambridge in minutes. Multiple MBTA bus routes service the neighborhood as well as local area highways Route 28, I-90, I-93, Storrow Drive and Memorial Drive.