Beacon Hill


Beacon Hill, named for the beacon on the hill that used to warn setters about foreign invasions, is one of the oldest and most luxurious communities in Boston. Reflective of colonial Boston, this one-square mile community is home to beautiful brick row houses that offer visually stimulating architectural details, including beautiful doors, decorative ironwork, traditional brick sidewalks, narrow streets and quaint gas lamps.


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Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $3.8M
Lowest Price $350K
Highest Price $20M
Total Listings 71
Avg. Price/SQFT $1.5K

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34.5 Beacon St #phn, Boston

$20,000,000

34.5 Beacon St #phn, Boston

5 Beds 8 Baths 8,068 SqFt Condominium MLS® # 72953820

Michael Harper MGS Group Real Estate LTD

63 Mount Vernon St #ph7, Boston

$16,990,000

63 Mount Vernon St #ph7, Boston

3 Beds 5 Baths 5,070 SqFt Condominium MLS® # 72975287

The Sarkis Team Douglas Elliman Real Estate

5 Louisburg Square, Boston

$13,000,000

5 Louisburg Square, Boston

6 Beds 6 Baths 4,852 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 72978264

Tracy Campion Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate

31 Chestnut Street, Boston

$8,999,000

↓ $951,000

31 Chestnut Street, Boston

9 Beds 7 Baths 8,979 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 72792568

Tracy Campion Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate

88 Beacon Street #3, Boston

$7,900,000

88 Beacon Street #3, Boston

4 Beds 5 Baths 3,857 SqFt Condominium MLS® # 72950171

Tracy Campion Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate

New
98 Mount Vernon Street, Boston

$7,850,000

98 Mount Vernon Street, Boston

5 Beds 6 Baths 4,957 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 72986210

Tempel Realty Group Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

69 Hancock St, Boston

$7,474,000

↓ $125,000

69 Hancock St, Boston

4 Beds 6 Baths 5,799 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 72931051

Hope Krakoff Coldwell Banker Realty - Back Bay

37 Joy Street, Boston

$6,900,000

37 Joy Street, Boston

9 Beds 15 Baths 8,232 SqFt Multi-Family MLS® # 72926965

Kristie X. Aussubel Presidential Properties

New
95 Beacon Street #6, Boston

$6,495,000

95 Beacon Street #6, Boston

2 Beds 3 Baths 2,552 SqFt Condominium MLS® # 72985085

Frank Celeste Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

71 Hancock St, Boston

$6,495,000

71 Hancock St, Boston

4 Beds 5 Baths 5,948 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 72931091

John Neale & Bradford Sprogis Sprogis & Neale Real Estate

7 Anderson Street, Boston

$6,470,000

7 Anderson Street, Boston

19 Beds 10 Baths 7,520 SqFt Multi-Family MLS® # 72926981

Kristie X. Aussubel Presidential Properties

39-41 Mount Vernon St #ii, Boston

$5,995,000

39-41 Mount Vernon St #ii, Boston

2 Beds 3 Baths 2,856 SqFt Condominium MLS® # 72976178

The Zur Attias Team The Attias Group, LLC

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The Exclusive Beacon Hill Real Estate Market

Positioned just north of Boston Common and Boston Public Garden, Beacon Hill is equally the most iconic, historic neighborhood in Boston and the most exclusive and pricey. The community features a number of the most expensive properties found anywhere in the city.

To say the market is competitive is a sizable understatement. The truth is that the majority of properties that become available in Beacon Hill sell quickly and with few restrictions. If you are interested in making a home in Beacon Hill, you should be prepared to make a quick offer!

The architectural style of Beacon Hill real estate is epitomized by red-brick facades and federal-style row houses. Many examples still remain of the colonial era but the majority of residential construction began at the turn of the century.

Historically, the Beacon Hill community had the distinction of being home to both the city’s most affluent residents as well as its poorest. The area is divided in 3 broad sections: South Slope, North Slope and Flat of the Hill; the last of which was created when several of the area’s hills were flattened to fill a section of the Charles River for development.

South Slope and Flat of Hill were the sites of some of the city’s first (and grandest) mansions and rowhouses. North Slope was initially the home of many immigrant families.

Beacon Hill Community Highlights

Few neighborhoods in all of Boston, or all of the US for that matter, are as instantly recognizable as Beacon Hill. Without a doubt the most recognizable street is Acorn Street, with the distinction of being the most photographed in the United States.

You’d recognize it if you saw it. The street is narrow with sidewalks made of cobblestone and delightful gas-lit lanterns. A popular tourist attraction and weekend hangout for local residents across the city, a trip to this area of Beacon Hill is like taking a trip back in time.

Aside from its historic appeal, Beacon Hill is also prized for a close proximity to both downtown Boston and several of the city’s more prominent universities. The neighborhood is also delightfully bookended by the Charles River to the northwest and Boston Commons and Boston Public Gardens to the south.

Of course most famously, Beacon Hill is centered around the Massachusetts State House. This neighborhood is without a doubt among the most walkable areas of Boston.

With so much variety to offer, it’s easy to see why many homebuyers choose to make this historic and iconic Boston neighborhood their home. To start your real estate search in Beacon Hill contact Terrier Real Estate today! Their Boston REALTORS® are here to help.