About Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Chestnut Hill includes portions of the City of Newton and Town of Brookline located near Route 9/Boylston Street, Boston College, and the border with the City of Boston.
The Chestnut Hill Historic District includes residential portions of the village, while the commercial activities in Chestnut Hill are primarily the regional shopping malls on Route 9. 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.
Chestnut Hill Demographics
- African American 3% 3%
- Asian or Pacific Islander 18% 18%
- Mixed Races 2% 2%
- Others 1% 1%
- White 77% 77%
AGE & GENDER
- 9 Years Old or Under 9% 9%
- 10 to 17 Years Old 18% 18%
- 18 to 24 Years Old 34% 34%
- 25 to 39 Years Old 11% 11%
- 40 to 64 Years Old 26% 26%
- 65 Years Old or Over 12% 12%
- Female 55% 55%
- Male 45% 45%
- Arts/Entertainment 8% 8%
- Construction 1% 1%
- Education/Health 38% 38%
- Finance/Real Estate 8% 8%
- Information 3% 3%
- Manufacturing 7% 7%
- Others 4% 4%
- Professional 20% 20%
- Retail/Wholesale 8% 8%
- Transportation/Warehousing 1% 1%
- Public Administration 2% 2%
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Chestnut Hill, MA Real Estate in a Nutshell
Median List Price : $2,399,000
Median House Size : 4,800
Median $ / Sq. Ft. : $561
Homes for Sale : 37
Recently Sold Homes : 42
Schools : 7
Chestnut Hill Employment
Median Income Under 25 $41,903
Median Income 25-44 $95,588
Median Income 45-64 $145,075
Median Income Over 65 $107,087
Chestnut Hill News
With the completion of the Boston College School of Social Work website, all eight Boston College schools boast new, innovative websites. The redesign of Boston College websites is a project of the Office of University Communications' Web Services team in partnership...read more
"I’m a bootstrap business. I totally funded it on my own.” - Schuanne Cappel '07 on founding Uncoverd, an upscale clothing and accessory destination Home Arts & Culture Former Wall Street Techie Establishes a Business Inspired By Fashion and Culture By Special to...read more
“We wanted to find out how Latin Americans ‘do’ religion.” - Sociologist Gustavo Morello, S.J. Through a grant from the Templeton Foundation, Fr. Morello led a team of colleagues as they interviewed more than 250 individuals in three Latin American cities. Boston...read more
Isabelle Stone '18 is the third BC graduate to be selected for a Rhodes Scholarship. She hopes to continue her studies at Oxford and be part of a generation of young Bermudians that will bring their knowledge and proficiency to bear on solving the country’s problems....read more
Boston College CAB kicked off the holidays at the Heights with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on O'Neill Plaza. The event featured free hot chocolate, musical performances, games, and photo opportunities with Santa Claus (who arrived with a Boston College Police...read more
The story of first-generation students is complicated and multi-faceted: Recently BC first-gens came together to reflect on their experiences, their hard work and the helping hands that enable them to realize their college dreams. The story of first-generation...read more
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