What’s Good in the Hood: Beacon Hill

The most prestigious of neighborhoods in Boston is exactly what you, and the rest of the world, picture when you think of Boston.  Beacon Hill is filled with brick row homes and gas lamps along cobblestone streets; very similar to how it was during the American Revolution.  Throughout history, the most prominent of politicians have called this neighborhood home.  The Massachusetts State House has been a notable fixture atop of the hill since 1795; it’s famous gold dome is a point of reference for any geographical directions given in the city.

The neighborhood, referred to locals as “The Hill”, is located between Boston Common, The Charles River and Cambridge Street.  Given its proximity to the hustle and bustle of downtown and the Back Bay, it is unusually quiet; most likely due to the brick homes shielding off any traffic noise.  The most expensive part of the city, and possibly the country, is located in the center of Beacon Hill called Louisburg Square.  It’s home to John Kerry, The Kennedys and other prominent figures.  To the square’s left, is Acorn St. which is also known as, “The most frequently photographed street in the United States.”

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If you take a trip to Boston, you’ll most likely end up in Boston Common; I highly recommend taking the extra ten minute walk over to Beacon Hill.  No matter what season, you’ll instantly fall in love with the charm of the area.  There isn’t much to do (which is what makes it great), so bring your camera and take it all in.  Stop in some of the shops and grab a slice of pizza (we recommend Nino’s!), you’ll be glad you did!

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