The neighborhood of Beacon Hill is part of the city of Boston, Massachusetts.
Beacon Hill is a great part of the city for those who enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. Finding things to do in this neighborhood is very easy. There are many nearby entertainment venues, there are usually crowds of people around, and places to go out at night are well-spread throughout the area. Hamilton Place in particular offers an extensive selection of nightlife. Reaching parks in the neighborhood, including Charles River Reservation and Boston Common, is very easy since there are around 10 of them close by for residents to enjoy.
Most homes in Beacon Hill were built pre-1960, during its biggest housing boom. In this part of Boston, the majority of the dwellings are small apartment buildings, and the remaining dwellings are mainly large apartment buildings. Roughly two thirds of the units in the neighborhood are occupied by renters while owners occupy the remainder. This neighborhood has quite a good selection of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Property owners in Beacon Hill will welcome that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away. Pinckney Street is among the best streets for groceries. Moreover, those who enjoy dining out won't have to walk far in Beacon Hill, where over 50 restaurants and about 10 coffee shops can be found, for instance along River Street. Property owners benefit from a very large number of nearby clothing stores, for example on Myrtle Street. Regarding education, locals will appreciate the proximity to both primary and secondary schools, which are within walking distance from all homes for sale in Beacon Hill.
This part of Boston does not require driving because various other modes of transportation are at the disposal of house buyers. Walking is very convenient for residents in Beacon Hill; carrying out daily needs is very easy by walking, and there are also innumerable businesses in proximity. With Charles/MGH Station on the Red Line, and a few nearby bus lines, Beacon Hill is especially transit friendly. On the other hand, Beacon Hill is not particularly car friendly. Nevertheless, nearby highways are very easy to drive to from anywhere in this part of the city.