The historic neighborhood of Beacon Hill is located north of the Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden and is bordered by Beacon Street, Bowdoin Street, Cambridge Street and Storrow Drive. Beacon Hill is home to the Massachusetts State House and Suffolk University.
Beacon Hill real estate is comprised of mostly brick row houses, includes the Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian periods, as well as early 20th-century colonial revival homes and tenements. Beacon Hill is one of Boston's oldest neighborhoods, and is named for the beacon which once stood on Beacon Hill to warn area residents of foreign attacks. Once home to some of Boston's most prestigious residents, Beacon Hill is still one of the most desirable neighborhoods of Boston.
Beacon Hill is centrally located and is within walking distance of Boston’s public transportation system. Beacon Hill is a very desirable neighborhood due to its small-village feel and vibrant community life all located in the center of Boston.