Monday, April 2, 2018

Boston: B is for Beacon Hill

Welcome to my third year participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year's theme is BOSTON.

Today's letter is B which will showcase Boston's famous Beacon Hill district.

Beacon Hill is synonymous with the city's upper class. Located between the Charles River and the Boston Commons, many notable personalities have resided in the well-kept brownstone houses: Louisa May Alcott, Robert Frost, John Kerry and Oliver Wendell Holmes. This exclusive neighborhood remains one of the most expensive and desirable areas in the city.

Louisburg Square is a private area within
the Beacon Hill district. This would be
considered the creme-de-la-creme of Boston
and homes sell for upwards of $10M+

Meticulous homes - immaculately maintained
inside and out. The norm for Beacon Hill.

The Greenspace in the middle of the Square.


I wonder what goes on behind these
closed doors?!


17 comments:

  1. Behind the closed doors at Beacon Hill? I'm guessing all of the usual joys and challenges, taken up a few notches because of the money (if some of my favourite tv movies and series are to be believed).
    I wouldn't actually like to live in Beacon Hill, or any other place where property prices are in the stratosphere. The people I know who have even a fraction of that kind of money seem to spend a great deal of their time talking about it, protecting it, and believing they don't have enough of it.
    That said, give me a major lottery win and I'll happily prove that I can be the exception to the rule!
    Have a great day, Molly.

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    1. Oh... I have no desire live here :) It was a nice place visit though... and I do enjoy wondering how the "the other half" live.

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  2. I'm going to be fascinated with all your posts about Boston. Keep 'em coming!

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  3. I like that sunflower doormat. Very cheerful :-)

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    1. I liked it too :) The Sunflower is the state flower of Kansas... so it was a little bit "east meets west"

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  4. I love your theme! I visited Boston in 2010, and that is the ONLY time I've been, but it's one of my favorite cities. I'm excited to "visit" it again with your posts.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Allison. I'd love to hear about your favorite Boston sights!

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    2. Off the top of my head I remember visiting the rose gardens and Fenway - I have a few photos up but will have to go back through the others to relive the trip! https://www.flickr.com/photos/afrcreative/albums/72157627880586443

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  5. Hi Molly, I left a comment early this morning but it isn't here. I don't remember if it was awaiting moderation. If it was, please delete this one.
    Briefly, I'd responded to the question with your last photo by saying that I think all of the usual stuff, positive and negative, goes on behind the doors of Beacon Hill homes, although probably mutiplied many times over by the fishbowl effect of living amongst such wealth. I wouldn't want to live in Beacon Hill or anywhere that prices are that stratospherically high. I wouldn't mind a lottery win and having lots of money, but that's only because, like most people, I'm convinced I could do a better job of living with wealth than is generally the case. :)

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    1. Sorry Karen... it was an unexpectedly LONG day :)

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  6. Molly: I love the old houses you show in your pictures. Thank you for showing this side of Boston to us.

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoy seeing my perspective of this historic city :)

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  7. I loved Boston! I was only there for a couple days. I'd love to go back!

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  8. Give me the country life, but a nice long visit to beacon hill may be nice... think anyone there does an air bnb??

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    1. Wouldn't that be lovely?! However, I would highly recommend staying across the Longfellow Bridge in Cambridge (see G is for Greater Boston for more info) :)

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