Beacon Hill

At a Glance

Beacon Hill, located just west of Downtown Boston, is likely Boston's best known neighborhood. Spreading over the last of three remaining hills which originally composed Boston's landscape, this area is home to iconic residential streets and the Massachusetts State House. 

Classic red brick houses from the early nineteeth century line narrow cobblestone streets and define this famous residential neighborhoods. The Boston Common, Public Garden, Esplanade, and Hatch Shell are all adjacent to Beacon Hill, offering residents a range of recreational and cultural opportunities within easy walking distance. 

Charles Street, running from Massachusetts General Hospital to the Public Garden, is Beacon Hill's main commercial area. Eclectic boutiques, antique stores, and restaurants serve the neighborhood and Beacon Hill's frequent tourists. The Beacon Hill Business Association supports business owners and nonprofits in the area. 

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