Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill, one of the oldest and most picturesque neighborhoods in the United States, is a thriving residential community and a popular tourist destination. This charming historic region, with its Federal, Greek Revival, and Victorian architecture is known for its historical landmarks and its many antique shops, boutiques, and fine eating and drinking establishments.

The Massachusetts State House, with its magnificent gilded dome, is a prominent landmark on Beacon Street just across from the Boston Common, a popular park enjoyed by residents and tourists alike. Beacon Hill is bordered by Storrow Dr. and the Charles River on the north side and Back Bay on the south. It is a short walking distance from Government Center and the Theater District.

Prominent throughout the neighborhood are charming brick sidewalks, gaslights, cobblestone streets, wrought iron railings, flower boxes, and beautiful hidden gardens. Once constructed for stately aristocrats, the residences on Beacon Hill are among the most expensive and desirable in the city. Many of the old homes have been converted into small apartments or condominiums for the prosperous professionals who work close by.

Since the area was legislated as a historic distinct in 1955, concerted efforts have been made to preserve the area’s period architecture. A walk down one of the many picturesque streets on the South Slope can feel like one is being magically transported back in time to an earlier, more elegant era.



Learn more about the other Boston neighborhoods we serve:
Longwood Medical AreaBack BayBrookline North EndSouth End