Surrounded by charm, Beacon Hill apartments make you feel like you’ve taken a trip to Europe.
If you’re looking for elegance and charm within walking distance to the subway and some of Boston’s major institutions, Beacon Hill is for you. It is not hard to believe why. In fact, Thrillist ranked it the #1 most beautiful neighborhood in America. Tree-lined, cobblestoned streets with gas lamps exude charm. Ivy crawls over Federal-style and Victorian brick houses. Incredibly beautiful, there is a quiet elegance in every inch of Beacon Hill. It is rich—in history, influence, and in dollars.
A protected historic area, Beacon Hill continues to be a hub of activity. Surrounded by all of the major subway lines, it is also within walking distance to Boston’s Financial District. Massachusetts General Hospital and Mass Eye are blocks away. Across the Charles River lies MIT and the Cambridge biotech hub. Easy access to the Esplanade, Boston Common and the Boston Public Gardens makes it a dream for anyone wanting to sail or just be surrounded by green space.
Who Lives There
Beacon Hill has quite a mix of people. Blue-blooded Brahmins, influential politicians, industry leaders and academics all rub elbows. Yet its close proximity to area universities, hospitals and businesses attracts young professionals and students looking to save time on commuting while getting ahead.
Beacon Hill is in perfect walking distance to all of the major subway lines. Options include the MBTA Red Line (Charles/MGH and Park Street), Green Line (Park Street), Blue Line (Bowdoin) and Orange Line (Downtown Crossing).
What to Do
While there is quite a lot to do in Beacon Hill, we’ll forgive you if all you want to do is stroll around and be charmed. After all, New England Today’s Travel section declared it to be the “favorite spot to stroll for both tourists and residents.” Charles Street is a must. Be sure to pop into its beautiful antique shops to travel back in time.
Old world charm and elegance
The heavily influential and the young up-and-comers
Industry classics and icons mixed with beloved neighborhood treasures
Not to Miss
Cobblestone streets lit by gaslight