Beacon Hill Charles St Boston MA

One of Boston's oldest communities, Beacon Hill gets its name from a beacon that once stood atop its hill to warn locals about foreign invasion. Approximately one square mile in size, Beacon Hill is bound by Beacon Street, Bowdoin Street, Cambridge Street and Storrow Drive. Its architecture and lay- out is reflective of old colonial Boston, consisting of brick row houses with beautiful doors, decorative iron work, brick sidewalks, narrow streets, and gas lamps. Beacon Hill is also home to the Massachusetts State House and America's first African Meeting House. Charles Street, the neighborhood's main thoroughfare, is lined with antique shops and restaurants. Beacon Hill has been home to many notable Americans, including Louisa May Alcott, Oliver Wendell Homes, Daniel Webster, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, and Senator John Kerry.

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Jenna C. on July 20, 2013

So many fun things to do, shop and food is awesome!!

Vote: BEST Neighborhood to Play

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Jenna C. on July 20, 2013

Had our apartment here and great location!!

Vote: BEST Neighborhood to Live

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Katie M. on May 23, 2011

Beacon Hill is quintessential Boston. I must say though if the South End were listed that would be a damn close second.

Vote: BEST Neighborhood to Live

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Donna P. on December 21, 2010

love, love, love this neighborhood. If you want all the comforts of small town life in one of the most historic areas of the big city......this is your place.

Vote: BEST Neighborhood

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Michelle-Kim L. on November 4, 2010

I've lived here for almost seven years...it is definitely the best!

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