Beacon Hill is famous for, you guessed it, the sloped hills containing luxury brownstones and quaint shops. Tucked away from the masses, Beacon Hill is a neighborhood unto itself. A wide range of restaurants, like Ristorante Toscano and Beacon Hill Bistro, line Charles Street, along with boutique fashion shops such as,The Red Wagon, Crush Boutique, and Antiques at 80 Charles. Beacon Hill has an old-world charm with its wrought iron, dimly lit cobblestone streets that makes you feel like you are traveling back in time. Expect high prices that are worth every penny.
Approximately one-half mile square, Beacon Hill is bounded by Beacon Street, Bowdoin Street, Cambridge Street and Storrow Drive. Beacon Hill contains a South Slope, a North Slope and a Flat of the Hill. About 10,000 people call Beacon Hill “home.” Still, for such a densely populated area, it has a cozy feel. Although periodicals such as Forbes consistently names Beacon Hill one of the most expensive places to live in the country, this neighborhood is much more than just toney real estate and a posh address. You will find a true community here, filled with caring neighbors and a small village feel.