Boston’s Beacon Hill is a small, elegant neighborhood in the heart of the city highlighted by the golden dome of the Massachusetts statehouse and the classic federal style rowhouses that made it famous. It is regarded as one of the most desirable (and expensive) neighborhoods in the city of Boston, full of historic colonials, brick sidewalks and gas lit streets. It is home to Acorn Street, often called America’s “most photographed street” Beacon Hill is a predominantly residential neighborhood, situated in the center of the city and close to everything from fine dining to nightlife, public transportation, and green spaces such as the Boston Common and Boston Garden. It has been home to famous historic figures such as Daniel Webster and Henry Thoreau, and is often called the most historic neighborhood in America’s most historic city.
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A. ANTONIO’S – Italian
288 Cambridge Street
Antonio’s serves up fresh 8 tasty dishes from both Northern and Southern Italy. While dining you’re surrounded by 18th century prints of Italian Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, and authentic Italian music serenades you in the background. Located on historic Beacon Hill, across from Massachusetts General Hospital, serving moderately priced food. Antonio’s is a great hidden jewel and neighborhood destination. Casual, lunch & dinner, beer, wine & cordials. Reservations accepted for parties of 4 or more.
B. FIN’S (Japanese Grill and Sushi Bar)
240 Cambridge St, Boston, MA
Fin’s serves sushi, noodles, and grilled items in a casual atmosphere. They offer large portions, reasonable prices, and stellar service that have customers returning in flocks.
C. Cheers American Pub
84 Beacon Street
This friendly neighborhood pub is located across from the beautiful Public Garden. It is known throughout the world as the original setting and inspiration for the famous T.V. sitcom called ‘Cheers’. Locals and tourists alike share the cozy feeling of this English-style Pub. Watch your favorite sports team on one of 10 flat screens.
D. 75 CHESTNUT – American Comfort Food
75 Chestnut Street Boston MA 02108
Nestled in the historic neighborhood of Beacon Hill, 75 Chestnut provides regional American comfort food served in a truly captivating settee. The restaurant’s bistro-like interior is warmed by its cozy ad friendly ambiance. 75 Chestnut is the place to pop into to have a drink, ante to eat. catch the game, meet some friends, have some fun and good times. Dinner is served from 5pm to 11 pm. Full Service Bar open nightly at 5 or Sunday brunch available 10:30 a.m. – 2:30pm. Reservations not necessary.
Beacon Hill is centrally located with three different T stations servicing four different MBTA lines. In addition to its public transport options it borders Storrow Drive, one of Boston’s most convenient thoroughfares accessing interstate 90 and 93. Park Street (Red a Blue Lines) Bowdoin (Blue Line) Charles MGH (Red Line).
When visiting Beacon Hill, highlights include a visit to the Massachusetts Statehouse, sitting on the corner of Boston Common on Beacon street atop the hill. It’s not uncommon to see visitors spending hours wandering their may down Charles street, taking their time to appreciate the boutiques, fine food, and historic surroundings. Lastly, the Black Heritage Trail is a popular walking route to experience the roots of the African American community that originally called the back of Beacon Hill home. Acorn Street, pictured left, is rumored to be America’s most photographed street. Its cobblestone and brick surface make for the picturesque beacon hill scene that many seek when visiting this neighborhood.
Beacon Hill is one of Boston’s smaller and most affluent neighborhoods, as such the property values here are some of the highest in the city. A strong history of steady increase in value can assure you a Beacon Hill investment is a good one.
Median Home Value: $600,000
Average Rental (single family): $2,500
Increase in Value (year over year): 11.7%