Arguably Boston's most cherished neighborhood, Beacon Hill is of course home to the center of Massachusetts government with its centuries old State House at its pinnacle. Long the home of the city's elite, Beacon Hill is bordered on the South by the largest gems in the famed Emerald Necklace, the 50-acre Boston Common, and Public Garden. To the North is Cambridge Street, home of the nation's #1 ranked hospital, Massachusetts General. The State House on the East and Arlington Street and the banks of the Charles on the West.
Beacon Hill, separated in two by the charming village shops of Charles Street consists of 150 to 175-year-old townhomes that line the Hill proper, and mostly elegant, late 19th and early 20th century homes in the area known as the Flat of the Hill.
What is Beacon Hill known for?
- Historic Architecture: Federal-style rowhouses, brick sidewalks, and gas-lit streets
- Best high-end boutiques & antique shops, especially along Charles Street
- Acorn Street, the most photographed street in America
- The Massachusetts State House and its magnificent gilded dome
- Cheers, the bar made famous in the television series of the same name.
- Best neighborhood Halloween celebration