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Posted by Hillman Homes on 5/16/2018

Beacon Hill is a historic neighborhood in Boston. This historic area is known for it’s brick sidewalks, narrow gas lit streets, and Federal-style row houses. Beacon Hill is known to be one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Boston.

The Massachusetts State House is in a prominent location at the top of the hill, thus the term “Beacon Hill” being used in local news media to refer to the state government.

Historically, the neighborhood is named for the location of a former beacon atop the highest point in central Boston. The beacon was used to warn the residents of an invasion.

Beacon Hill is a central point in Boston, by Storrow Drive and situated along the river front of the Charles River near the Boston Commons and Boston Public Garden. And like most central cities Beacon Hill stations are on the Red,Green, and Blue line as well as the commuter rail!

Notable Residents:

Sylvia Plath

David Lee Roth

Carly Simon

Uma Thurman

Robert Frost

Are you looking to get the real hustle and bustle feel of the city? Why not check out Beacon Hill? Give us a call today, we’ll help you find your dream home!

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Posted by Hillman Homes on 5/9/2018


The West End borders the Charles River between the Longfellow Bridge and the Charles River Dam Bridge. With the Charlesbank Playground running along the bank of the river being separated by Storrow Drive. 

During the 18th and 19th centuries, Boston's North End and waterfront area were becoming overcrowded, prompting many of the the city's well off clients to take the opportunity to develop a whole new area known as the West End. 

Today, the West End is comprised as a residential and mixed-use commercial area. Being another central area, close to highways as well as the MBTA.  

West End Landmarks:

Massachusetts General Hospital

Charles Street Jail (renovated into the Liberty Hotel)

Harrison Gray Otis House

42 Lomasney Way, still standing originally built in the 1870's

Looking for a central area in Boston for your next home? The West End area and it's neighboring cities are a great option. Give us a call today, we'll help you map out the area to find your dream home!

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Posted by Hillman Homes on 5/4/2018


We're happy to announce a special offer for the new Cirque du Soleil's Luzia, opening June 27th! Enjoy free seat upgrades using the code above "MDUP". Mother's day is just around the corner and wouldn't tickets make a great gift? We think so! 

To access offer click here. Offer valid April 30th - May 13th.

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Posted by Hillman Homes on 5/2/2018

Medford originally named “Mistick” by Thomas Dudley, followed by his party renaming to “Meadford”. The name is thought to have come from a description of the meadow by the ford in the Mystic River.  

Medford is another great commuter city in Massachusetts. Being home to the Orange line providing a connection to Boston and the entire rapid transit system. Medford is also home to Tufts University which was charted in 1852.

Fun Fact: In the late 19th Century, at Simpson’s tavern and boarding house on High Street a local resident James Pierpont wrote “Jingle Bells” after watching a sleigh race from Medford to Malden. Another local resident, Lydia Maria Child made a poem out of a trip across town to her grandparents' house, which is now the classic song “Over the River and Through the Wood”.

Points of interest:

  • Amelia Earhart Residence at 76 Brooks St, where she lived while working as a social worker in 1925
  • Jingle Bells Historical Marker, High Street
  • Former site of Fannie Farmers' house - author of one of the worlds most famous cookbook located on the corner of Paris and Salem Streets
  • Grandfathers House, claimed to be the original house named in Lydia Maria Child's poem "Over the River and Through the Wood". The original words being "to grandfathers house we go".

Notable People:

  • Jessica Biel, Actress
  • Michael MCDowell, screenwriter of Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Elizabeth Short, aspiring actress dubbed the “Black Dahlia”
  • Alexis Ohanian, founder of reddit
  • Clifford Shull, Nobel Prize winning American physicist

Are you looking for a new home but need to be close to public transit? Give us a call today, Medford is a great option!

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Posted by Hillman Homes on 4/6/2018

Newton Open Studios is one of the longest running open studios in the Region! Bringing the community together, it features various styles of art by Newton's own local artists. It is a non-profit, funded by artists registration fees and donations from generous individuals and businesses, and in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as administered by the NewtonCultural Council. Newton Open Studios is an affiliate of Newton Community Pride.

Open Studios, will have a kick off celebration starting Friday 4/6 from 6-8 PM and will run until Sunday 4/8. Follow the link to get the full details and check up on the local featured artists. Did we mention it is free to attend? 

If you're looking to move to the Newton area this is a great opportunity to check out the community. Give us a call, we promise you'll fall in love with Newton just like us!

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