Beacon Hill is predominantly residential, known for its colonial brick row houses with their decorative iron work, narrow gas lit streets and brick sidewalks. Charles Street is it’s center and is known for its restaurants, retail and antique shops.
Beacon Hill is bound by The Charles River and it’s Esplanade, Storrow Drive, Cambridge Street Bowdoin, Park, and Beacon Streets, The Boston Common and The Public Garden. There are three sections that make up “the hill” – The south slope, the north slope, and the “flat of the Hill.”
Beacon Hill is the closest neighborhood the the business and financial district of downtown Boston as well as The MGH campus. It is also the site of some of the most expensive Real Estate in the City. prices range from +/- $600,000.00 – $20,000,000.00
To protect the architectural integrity of the neighborhood, civic associations petitioned to have the Hill designated a Historic District in 1955. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962.
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