Chestnut Hill Real Estate
CHESTNUT HILL FACTS & FIGURES
Area: 4.7 square miles
Population: 40,216 (2010 census)
Home Owners: 74%
Median Age: 42
Median Household Income: $131,570
College Educated: 81%
Median Home Sale Price: $944,500
Average Price Per Sq. ft.: $551
Chestnut Hill is an affluent New England village located six miles (10 km) west of downtown Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Like all Massachusetts villages, Chestnut Hill is not an incorporated municipal entity. Unlike most Massachusetts villages, it encompasses parts of three separate municipalities, each located in a different county: the town of Brookline in Norfolk County; the city of Boston in Suffolk County(parts of its neighborhoods of Brighton and West Roxbury), and the city of Newton in Middlesex County. Chestnut Hill’s borders are roughly defined by the 02467 ZIP Code. Chestnut Hill is not a topographical designation; the name refers to several small hills that overlook the 135-acre (546,000 m2) Chestnut Hill Reservoir rather than one particular hill. Chestnut Hill is best known as the home of Boston College, part of the Boston Marathon route, as well as the Collegiate Gothic canvas of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
The village is served by the Public School District of Brookline and the Newton Public Schools. There are also a number of private schools including Mount Alvernia Academy (Catholic, K–6), Brimmer and May School (non-denominational, K–12) and The Chestnut Hill School. Children may opt to attend school in neighboring villages or in Boston.
Chestnut Hill is home to Boston College and Pine Manor College.
Hammond Pond Reservation, an extensive forest preserve and protected wetlands, goes through Chestnut Hill and Newton.
The Kennard Park and Conservation Area is a post-agricultural forest grown up on 19th century farmland. The mixed and conifer woodlands reveal colonial stone walls, a red maple swamp with century-old trees, and a sensitive fern marsh.
Chestnut Hill is served by three branches of the Green Line of the MBTA, Boston’s light rail system. Stations include:
- B Line: Chestnut Hill Avenue, South Street, Boston College
- C Line: Cleveland Circle
- D Line: Reservoir, Chestnut Hill
The area is also served by various MBTA buses.
Oishii Sushi Bar
Legal Sea Food
The Capital Grill
Besitz Mexican Restaurant
BRIO Tuscan Grill
Aquitaine Chestnut Hill
Del Frisco’s Grille