Leading to the town of Newton and characterized by the Gothic architecture of Boston College that sits at the top of the reservoir, Chestnut Hill is one of New England’s most affluent towns.
The Green Line runs up Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue through tree-lined stations, quietly picking up and dropping off passengers to the quaint residences of Chestnut Hill.
Shopping and dining in Chestnut Hill is plentiful with the Mall at Chestnut Hill, the Street in Chestnut Hill, Chestnut Hill Square and the Shops at Putterham. Filled with high-end retailers like that of Bloomingdale’s, Kate Spade and Vineyard Vines, the Mall at Chestnut Hill provides two levels of high-end shopping. The open air shopping of the Street at Chestnut Hill boasts additional stores for the chic and sophisticated shopper along with favorite local restaurants such as Shake Shack and Aquitaine.
Unique to the area at the top of Beacon Street and just on the outer edges of Boston College campus is the Chestnut Hill Reservoir with serene views of New England foliage and the neighboring residences. In the Fall, orange, yellow and red leaves take over the entire surrounding trees. A dirt-lined path weaves its way around the expanse of the reservoir and forming a serene escape for joggers, walkers and their pets.