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
The Frates family announces with great sadness the loss of Pete Frates ’07, who has passed away after his courageous and public battle with ALS. Read the Frates Family statement Statement from the Frates family on the death of Pete Frates.
Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of former Boston College Baseball captain Pete Frates ’07, whose heroic battle with ALS served as the inspiration for the Ice Bucket Challenge that raised millions for ALS research, died at the age of 34. The former...
Michelle Elias Bloomer '91 is Boston College - Woods College of Advancing Studies' new associate dean for undergraduate programs. She brings an extensive background in education for nontraditional students to the Woods College. Michelle Elias Bloomer, a Boston College...
Congratulations Eagles! Just Announced: Boston College Football will take on Cincinnati in the TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl on Jan. 2. Eagles going bowling for the sixth time in seven seasons.
As the calendar has flipped (and so has the weather), we take a quick look back at November on the Height. Photos: Lee Pellegrini, Peter Julian '16, Alex Orav, John Quackenbos, Brian Westerholt, Christopher Huang '07 and Agape Latte
Liz McCartney ’94 has been helping to put communities back together after catastrophic storms since Hurricane Katrina. SBP has also emerged as a national leader in not just storm recovery but also preparation. From those humble origins was born SBP, a $35...
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