Beacon Hill real estate is characterized by brick Federal style rowhouses, townhouses and brownstones. These can be single family houses, or divided into luxury condominiums. It is well known as one of Boston's most charming areas. Real estate dating from the earliest part of the 18th century line Beacon Hill's' tree shaded streets.
The best way to see Beacon Hill real estate is on foot. Walking the narrow streets, you will see the original 19th century homes. Since real estate on Beacon Hill is architecturally protected, the exteriors are almost exactly what you would have seen in the last century. Although there are still many single family homes there, most of the buildings on Beacon Hill are in use as multi-unit condominiums.
Beacon Hill adjoins the Boston Public Garden, with it's famed Swan Boats, as well as the Boston Common, upon which is situated the Frog Pond skating rink. The Freedom Trail starts at the Common and will guide you to many historic sights such as the King’s Chapel, The Old State House, the Old North Church Site (of "One if by land, two if by sea...) Faneuil Hall, and the Bunker Hill Monument.
Along Charles Street, you will find a bevy of boutiques and antique shops, along with some great restaurants and fun pubs and bars. Beacon Hill's main shopping street is Charles Street, dominated by boutiques and antique shops and great restaurants, as well as some fun pubs and bars.
The largest contender for food shopping is Whole Foods on Cambridge Street. There is also Deluca's, which sells a curated selection of produce, wine, cheeses, and cured meats. Savenor's features a beautiful selection of prime beef and other meats. And then there are all the antique stores and boutiques along Charles Street!
Beacon Hill is centrally located, within walking distance to the financial district, Midtown/Dowtown Crossing, and Back Bay. It is served by four T stations: Bowdoin (Blue line), Charles/MGH (Red Line), Park Street (Green and Red line), and Government Center (Blue and Green lines). It is very close to the Charles River Esplenade, the Hatch Shell, Massachusetts General Hospital, and City Hall.