Beacon Hill


Welcome to Beacon Hill

Classic New England Elegance With Historical Integrity
Some neighborhoods are meant to be walked if only to fully absorb the spirit and character of their environment. Beacon Hill is one of those neighborhoods. There is something about its stately brick ways, climbing ivy, and cobblestone that conjures up images of scholarly gentlemen, noble statesmen, and ladies dressed to impress. The historic beauty of Beacon Hill's brick-row townhouses is a sight to behold.

Beacon Hill had its start in the 17th century when European settler, William Blaxton, decided to build his home and orchard on its sloping land. By the 19th century, America's great thinkers found their way to its genteel streets. Statesmen like Daniel Webster and Henry Thoreau took up residence there. Publishing houses and literary cafes dotted Beacon Hill's elegant lanes beneath the gaslit street lamps. Strolling through Beacon Hill is a time-stopping and enchanting experience.

What to Love

  • Beacon Hill offers a secluded, European-like experience in the heart of the city.
  • The community is architecturally distinct with historic importance.
  • Its cobblestone streets and compact geography make it an ideal walkable neighborhood.
  • Beacon Hill provides easy access to public transportation.
  • There are several nearby parks and cultural venues to enjoy.

Local Lifestyle

Beacon Hill offers residents the best of two worlds. The community stands out for its sense of intimacy and personal character where every home's window box and doorway boasts an individual creative touch. With its gorgeous brownstones and a variety of chic boutique shops and cafes, Beacon Hill is an exotic Boston gem. Best of all, its peaceful cobblestoned charm and opulent grace are in amazingly close proximity to the best of everything the city has to offer. It is no wonder this elite neighborhood is one of the most sought-out addresses in New England. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

You don't have to wander too far from your home in Beacon Hill to take advantage of some of Boston's finest eateries. Head over to Toscana for a traditional Tuscan ambiance or to JM Curley for an award-winning burger. Venture beyond the burgundy curtain at JM Curley's to find Bogie's Place, a 1920s-style speakeasy. It is an ideal setting to splurge on a steak or sip on designer cocktails. For more contemporary Italian cuisine, you might want to check out Beacon Hill's Grotto or relax in the sophistication of one of Mooo's luxurious dining rooms.

Look no further than the Beacon Hill community for artful shopping at its finest. December Thieves is a boutique destination featuring emerging designer brands from around the globe. If you are looking for rare, one-of-a-kind antiques, Elegant Findings Antiques is worth a visit. It specializes in decorative pieces as well as antique porcelain and crystal stemware you won't find anywhere else. Chocolate lovers can also experience the decadent tastes of artisan chocolates from Beacon Hill Chocolates.

Entertainment in Beacon Hill just steps away whether you want to enjoy an energetic nightlife or want to find your zen. Dance the night away at the new and stylish HAVA Boston. You can reserve a VIP table for upfront entertainment and premium dance floor access. The Hidden Art Gallery is a Beacon Hill treasure where esteemed local artists can help you find your own muse. Book a class at Beacon Hill Yoga for caring, state-of-the-art yoga instruction.

Things to Do

Beacon Hill's convenience to all that is special about Boston is another one of its many amenities. Boston Common is the oldest city park in the United States offering a wide array of activities throughout the year. And no day spent outdoors in Boston is complete without a visit to Boston Garden. The Victorian-inspired public space is a favorite stop for those who appreciate the beauty of nature as an art form. You might find yourself going back again and again.

Beacon Hill's history buffs won't be disappointed when they explore Boston's Freedom Trail. It encompasses 2.5-miles of unique Boston landmarks of significant historical note, including churches, museums, and parks. The Massachusetts Statehouse is the oldest building on Beacon Hill and is well worth visiting. Taking a tour of its magnificent halls filled with murals, portraits, and statues is an experience you won't forget.


Beacon Hill boasts some of the best public and private schools in the state at every grade level. These top-rated schools offer educational programs designed to achieve excellence in overall proficiency.
  • Boston Latin School (78 Ave Louis
  • Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115, (617) 635-8895)
  • Pioneer Charter School of Science II (97 Main Street, Saugus, MA 01906, (781) 666-3945)
  • Commonwealth School (151 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116, (617) 266-7525)
  • Boston Latin Academy (205 Townsend St, Boston, MA 02121, (617) 635-9957)

Overview for Beacon Hill, MA

8,306 people live in Beacon Hill, where the median age is 34 and the average individual income is $115,340. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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The following schools are within or nearby Beacon Hill. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Park Street School
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The Advent School
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Demographics and Employment Data for Beacon Hill, MA

Beacon Hill has 4,981 households, with an average household size of 1. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Beacon Hill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,306 people call Beacon Hill home. The population density is 51,912.002 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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