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About Beacon Hill

About Apartments for Rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA

Beacon Hill is the historic neighborhood located just north of Boston Common. From its inception, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA was an upscale and coveted place to live. It is mostly an area of quiet, narrow, tree-lined streets with rows of brick townhomes making it a perfect place to admire the architecture of original Boston neighborhoods. Intertwined among the historic buildings are many establishments for dining and entertainment. Occupants of apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA never have to travel far; there is an abundance of trendy restaurants, pubs, unique stores, and noteworthy antique shops right outside their doors.

History of Beacon Hill, Boston, MA

In 1625, the first settler in Boston, MA, William Blaxton (or Blackstone), built a house and maintained an orchard on the south slope of Beacon Hill. Boston was officially established by the Massachusetts Bay Company in 1630. The signal beacon, after which Beacon Hill is named, was established in 1634 as a signal for approaching ships. From this time until after the American Revolutionary War, Beacon Hill was mostly pasture land and orchards with a few country estates.

The development of Beacon Hill, Boston, MA as a select residential area began when the construction of the new Massachusetts State House was started in 1795. A nearby parcel of land was bought by a wealthy Boston association called the Mount Vernon Proprietors. They were probably the first real estate development organization in America. Among their number was the famous architect Charles Bulfinch, who had designed the new State House.

The hallmark row houses of Beacon Hill were an efficient way to utilize the parcels of land. Throughout the 19th century, the development of Beacon Hill continued mainly with the construction of brick row houses. On Charles Street, many of the brick row houses were intentionally designed for the first floor to hold shops and businesses.

Geography of Beacon Hill, Boston, MA

Residents of apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA have only a short distance to travel to enjoy both water and parkland. To experience the riverfront, people living in apartments in Beacon Hill can head west to the Charles River Esplanade. To luxuriate in the comforts of expansive green spaces, one just has to go north to Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden. The boundaries also include Storrow Drive, Beacon St., Bowdoin St., Cambridge St. and Park St.

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Notable Beacon Hill Apartments for Rent in Boston, MA

When you are fortunate enough to rent an apartment in this gorgeous neighborhood, you will have the privilege of living in a picturesque district within the lively city of Boston, MA. Apartments for rent near beautiful parks, historic landmarks, and riverfronts are rare. However, Beacon Hill can boast having all of these attributes.

Bowdoin School Apartments

If you are searching for an apartment building that is quaint but still has all of the modern amenities that you need, this might just be the place to find your perfect apartment. Located on 45 Myrtle St., it is in the heart of Beacon Hill, Boston, MA.
Floor plans in these apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA include one bedroom apartments for rent and two bedroom apartments for rent. They periodically run specials on select apartments. If your apartment search includes fully furnished apartments, you should speak to Boston Pads about a virtual tour of Bowdoin School Apartments. 3D tours are also available. If you need to find an apartment for a specific amount of time, they also have some short term rental listings. Utilities included in the monthly rent are gas, heat, air conditioning, water, trash removal, electricity, and sewer.

The apartment amenities include sparkling kitchens with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a dishwasher. Their newly renovated apartments adorned with hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings are sure to catch your eye. Baths contain both tubs and showers. There is high speed internet access so working from your Beacon Hill apartment for rent will be easy. Private balconies provide breathtaking views of Boston, MA. These are pet-friendly apartments so your furry friends are welcome when you rent here.

To ensure that these apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA provide the best living experience possible, Wingate property management provides 24-hour emergency maintenance. Other community amenities include an elevator, on-site washers and dryers, and disposal chutes. To enhance your enjoyment of outdoor space, there is a courtyard, grilling facilities, and a patio.

Lincolnshire Residences

These luxury condos for rent are located at 15 River St. Beacon Hill, Boston, MA. In the 1920’s, Lincolnshire Residences began its existence as a hotel. In 2006, it was converted into one-bedroom and two-bedroom opulent condominiums. The owners appreciated the historic significance of the original façade and carefully preserved it. The impeccably remodeled interiors also retain their original charm. The condos for rent are available with a variety of floorplans and range in size from around 500 square feet to more than 1,000 square feet.

Community amenities include a rooftop terrace, a 24-hour concierge service, a doorman, a business center, and washer-dryer facilities. Condo amenities will differ depending on the floorplan that you choose. One unique amenity that you can find in some of these condos for rent is a fireplace. The gourmet kitchens have artistically crafted cabinetry and state-of-the-art appliances. Some condos for rent have walk in closets. A private balcony is also available in some units. If you are looking for an apartment that is pet friendly, Lincolnshire Residences will welcome your canine and feline companions.

BostonView Apartments

When your searches for apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA include spectacular views of the Boston skyline, you need to view one of the 3D tours of BostonView. Find your ideal floor-plan with a one bedroom apartment for rent or a two-bedroom apartment for rent. If your search includes studio apartments in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA, you won’t be disappointed. This is a great time to rent an unfurnished apartment here; at the time of this writing there were available apartments with no-fee and reduced security deposits.

It is difficult to find garages when you rent one of the apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA, but there is covered parking available at BostonView. Swimming pools are also not always available in some of the historic sections of Boston, MA; however, the pool and sundeck here are lovely. They have designed their services to make living in Boston fun and convenient. You do not have to leave your apartment building to do laundry; when you need a washer and dryer, they provide a card operated laundry facility. The clubhouse provides space to socialize and relax. The pet policy in these apartments for rent allows one or two cats.

86 Charles Street

Old world distinction and modern functionality combine to make these Beacon Hill apartments for rent some of the best apartments for rent in Boston, MA. This historic building is described as a brownstone walkup and captures the atmosphere of both old and modern Boston. The units have been tastefully remodeled to include all of the apartment features you need without disturbing their original qualities. The open concept design, the decorative fireplaces, the quartz countertops or granite countertops, and the full size kitchens provide a homey, comfortable atmosphere. The beautiful apartment finishes add a touch of elegance. There are also condos for rent in this building. It would be a good idea to schedule a virtual tour today to secure one of these apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA.

24 Joy St.

When you are searching for apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA, check out one of the 3D tours of 24 Joy St. This vintage, pet friendly building, built in 1899 and renovated in 1970, consists of four stories containing seven units. In addition to its historic charm, tenants are treated to beautiful hardwood floors, ample natural light, and instant hot water. Like many apartments for rent in Boston, MA these apartments are in a mixed use building.

Joy St. is in close proximity to Boston nightlife and is an easy commute to anywhere in Boston and beyond. The Blue Line Bowdoin Station is just over the border of Beacon Hill. The Green Line/Red Line Park Street T-Stop is only 0.6 miles from Joy St. Charles/MGH Station Red Line is also just over the border of Beacon Hill. The commuter rail is close by too. North Station is only 0.7miles and the South Station is only 1.2 miles.

40 Anderson Street Apartments

These studio apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA are cozy and conveniently located in the heart of Beacon Hill. If your search for an apartment includes cheap apartments for rent, 40 Anderson St. should be at the top of your apartment rental list. Hot water and garbage collection are included in the rent and most apartments are pet friendly. When you want to get outside of your apartment, there is a gated outdoor space.

Finding an apartment near stores is important for today’s hectic lifestyle. The Strip Center at 58-60 Charles St. is only 0.4 miles away. These apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA are also in close proximity to The Hub and Marketplace Center. Schedule a virtual tour today and rent one of these great apartments.

144 Bowdoin Street

Built in the 1920’s, these apartments on Bowdoin St. blend in perfectly with the most historic neighborhood in Boston. These uniquely designed apartment homes for rent offer four different styles. The square footage ranges from 204 square feet to 1,000 square feet. Renovated to accommodate 21st century lifestyles, these apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA include convenient shower stalls in the bathrooms and many other efficient amenities. Most apartments contain a two burner stove. Another welcome addition is a rooftop deck where you can get to know your neighbors while soaking in the history of Beacon Hill and the spectacular Boston skyline.

Apartment listings here have flexible lease terms and a virtual tour is available. Reasonably priced apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA move quickly, so don’t miss your chance.

65 Hancock Street

These apartments available on Hancock St. have many great features. Apartments for rent with patios are sometimes difficult to find in popular cities such as Boston, but these apartments have a private patio for residents. If you need to rent an apartment with two bedrooms for yourself and a roommate, these lovely apartments with exposed brick are a must-see. In addition to all of the other amenities in these apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA, cats are welcome. Schedule a personal tour; apartments here do not stay on the market for long.

48 Irving Street Apartments

When envisioning historic Boston, pictures of brownstones come to mind. Located in one of the classic apartment buildings near the Massachusetts State House, these apartments exude charm. If your goal is to find the perfect apartment combination of old and new, these apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA will fulfill that desire. These refurbished apartments for rent have open concept living areas that are flooded with light. There are also many amenities such as a tub and shower and eat-in kitchen that you don’t always find in a vintage rental. These outstanding Beacon Hill apartments for rent should not be overlooked.

97 Myrtle Street

These magnificent apartments are located in a traditional Beacon Hill, Boston, MA brownstone. The light wood cabinets and new hardwood floors enhance the bright and cheery atmosphere. Choose an apartment for rent here and you will benefit from a feature not often found in vintage apartments – a kitchen island. Also rare in an older rental building is the availability of a three bedroom apartment with a dining-room and pantry. Even Back Bay apartments and apartments in Downtown Boston seldom have these homey features. Dogs and cats are allowed, but there is a 20-25 pound weight limit. Also, if you have a canine companion, that there is a dog park in Boston Common. These beautiful apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA are too good to miss.

224 Cambridge Street

These apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA have three available floorplans from which to choose. The modern kitchens have spacious counters and plenty of cabinets. There is gated outdoor space so you can enjoy the sites in this beautiful Beacon Hill neighborhood. Some of the units are pet friendly and there are some units with exposed brick walls.

2 Brimmer Street Apartments

Eighteen apartments comprise this historic red brick building on the Flats of Beacon Hill. These apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA are diverse in layout and design. There are studio apartments as well as one, and two bedroom apartments. Some of the amenities include eat-in kitchens, bay windows, decorative fireplaces, high ceilings, and study areas. Utilities in rental apartments at 2 Brimmer include water, heat, and sewer.

36 Joy Court

These townhomes for rent are clustered around a beautifully structured courtyard in an elegant enclave in Boston, MA. A wrought iron gate protects a private entry way. You can step out of one of the houses for rent and appreciate the history that has been carefully nurtured and protected. The interiors of these townhomes for rent have been respectfully updated to encompass the beauty and style that would rival any luxury apartment in Boston, MA.

192 Chestnut Street

There are many townhomes for rent in Boston, MA but not all will have private patios, parking, working spaces, and a common yard. This is a touch of suburban living within the bustling city of Boston.

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Transportation near Apartments in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA

The Charles/MGH station is located at 426 Longfellow Bridge just over the Beacon Hill border in the West End; it serves the Red Line. The Bowdoin station is located Downtown just over the Beacon Hill border at the eastern end of Cardinal Cushing Park; it serves the Blue Line. The Park Street T-Stop is located near the southeast corner of Beacon Hill and serves the Green Line and Red Line. Government Center station is located just to the east of Beacon Hill and serves the Blue and Green Lines, as well as Buses 352 and 354.

There are also plentiful bus routes near apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA. Cambridge St. / Bowdoin Street Bus Stop at the northeastern edge of Beacon Hill serves the 15, 39, and 57 buses. Charles St. / Beacon St. Bus Stop, on the southern edge of Beacon Hill serves the 43 and 55 buses. Beacon St. / Park St. Bus Stop on the southeast edge of Beacon Hill serves the 43 and 55 buses. Adjacent to this bus stop are bus stops for Peter Pan and Greyhound bus lines.

Schools near Apartments in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA

Beacon Hill Nursery School

Beacon Hill Nursery School is an independent school serving children from two to six. They also provide an extended day program, remote learning program, and summer program.

Park Street School

This is a private pre-school and elementary school. The pre-school is located at One Park St., Boston, MA and the elementary school is located at 67 Brimmer St., Boston, MA.

The Advent School

The Advent School is an independent school that serves children from pre-school to sixth grade.

Torit Montessori School

Located at 300 Cambridge St., Boston, MA, this infant through grade six Montessori school is highly rated by Boston parents.

Suffolk University

People who live in apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA have the privilege of living near one of the top rated business and law universities in the U.S. Originally founded as a law school in 1906, it now offers diverse academic curricula. It comprises the Sawyer Business School, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Suffolk University Law School.

Historic Places in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA

If you live in a Beacon Hill apartment for rent, you have the advantage of continuously viewing the origins of U.S. history. You might even be living in an apartment for rent that is part of that story. Everywhere you look in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA you will be reminded of how we became who we are. A partial list of historic sites is as follows: The Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, Museum of African American History, Abiel Smith School, The Phillips School, the Vilna Shul, William Hickling Prescott House, Nichols House Museum, and Boston Athenaeum.

Restaurants near Beacon Hill Apartments for Rent


Taking a culinary trip to Tuscany is easy for people living in apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA. Eating at Toscano lets you experience Tuscan flavors without leaving Boston. From the wine to the handmade pastas, the chefs adhere to the traditional recipes of this region.

Antonio’s Cucina Italiana

Conveniently located at 288 Cambridge Street, Antonio’s Cucina Italiana provides Italian comfort food at its best. It was not a surprise that it won the 2022 Open Table Diners’ Choice award. With their ample portions, it might be difficult to leave room for dessert. However, it will be difficult to resist.


Grotto serves creative, modern Italian dishes and adorns its walls with artwork by Boston artists. When you live in one of the apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA, treat yourself to a meal here.

Stores near Beacon Hill Apartments for Rent

Flat of the Hill

Flat of the Hill is located at 60 Charles Street and is the perfect store to help you jazz up your home and your wardrobe. And when you want to buy a unique gift for that special someone, check out their home goods, jewelry, and bags.

Upstairs Downstairs Antiques

A singular style distinguishes this eclectic antique shop. They stock furniture that spans three centuries and represents multiple designs. Current Boston artists are also displayed. When you want your Beacon Hill, Boston apartment for rent to have a distinctive appearance, this is the place to shop.


Living in one of the apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA places you in a shopper’s paradise. Covet is a consignment shop, which makes it a great place to browse. This trendy, comfortable Boston store invites customers to hunt for great deals.

Beacon Hill Chocolates

Residents of apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA are in an enviable location – near this store. The owner and chocolatier, Paula Barth, sources the best chocolates from around the world and brings them back to Boston, MA.

Find Apartments in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA

There are many apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, Boston, MA that capture the colonial past of Boston and artfully blend it with modern Boston. Boston Pads will help you find the apartment for rent that you will be happy to call home. Boston Pads has the area’s largest real-time database. They can help you find houses for rent, townhomes for rent, condos for rent, and apartments for rent. Don’t miss the opportunity to live in one of the most photographed neighborhoods in America.

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