About a week ago, I asked one of my friends if he could submit a small write up on my Boston real estate blog on why he likes Beacon Hill, here’s; what he wrote:
I was recently asked what attracted me to my apartment on Beacon Hill. The single word answer is convenience. Beacon Hill is close to everything the city has to offer even in the Covid 19 era. Essential shops and restaurants continue to serve the community. While some people choose to rely solely on delivery apps, I have the option to step out of my apartment and be in a grocery or hardware store or a great eatery in minutes. Antique stores, galleries, hair, and nail salons are also open for business throughout the neighborhood.
While working from home is the norm for many people these days, Beacon Hill is minutes away from the Financial District, Downtown Crossing, Government Center, and the Innovative District. This proximity is great if I am physically needed in any of these business hubs. When normalcy inevitably returns, my apartment is steps for a commute, not an hour’s drive.
Peaceful is another word to accurately describe life on “The Hill”. Even in the most bustling days of the city, my apartment was a tranquil refuge. The cozy tree-lined streets and relatively small population afforded me serenity. Most apartment buildings on Beacon Hill house less than 10 units. High-rise mega unit complexes will never be located in a 3/4 square mile neighborhood. I do not have to worry if the roommates in apartment 16z are going to have another loud party or if the small dog left alone down the hall will be barking for hours on end. I know most of my neighbors by name.
Some other alluring aspects of the neighborhood are the surrounding parks and history. Boston Common, the Public Garden, and Charles River Esplanade border the community. Whenever I want green spaces I only need to walk a few short blocks. I walk down streets where once-prominent Bostonians like the Cabots and the Lodges resided. The mansions and carriage houses converted into apartments or condos. The historic gorgeous exteriors remain while the interiors have been luxuriously and meticulously updated. Time changes everything but some things are timeless. Beacon Hill is a testament to that.