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
Chemistry Professor Jia Niu is one of 10 U.S researchers to be named a Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Young Investigator, which supplies a four-year, $600,000 grant to support the chemist’s research into sustainably-oriented polymers. Assistant Professor of...read more
Wishing our BC family a Happy Father's Day!read more
Sean Patrick Flahaven '95, a member of the inaugural class of Presidential Scholars, won a Tony Award as a co-producer of the Best Musical winner, "Hadestown." The BC grad previously won a Grammy Award as an associate producer of the Broadway cast album of "Hamilton."...read more
Former Boston College Golf star Matt Naumec '19 is spending Father's Day weekend on the golf course with his dad...at Pebble Beach. Congratulations on qualifying for the U.S. Open, Matt! Wilbraham's Matt Naumec will have his dad, Mike, as caddie at the U.S. Open this...read more
The man Randall McMillan LAW '95 has become - husband, father, and “one of the finest lawyers” in the music business - would seem an alien life form to the boy named Randy, who lived out his childhood in a world coming apart at the seams. Defying the odds,...read more
Faith Feeds is a parishioner-led conversation initiative developed by the The Church in the 21st Century Center (C21 Center) derived from the popular Agape Latte program. CHESTNUT HILL -- What happens when a small group of strangers gather to talk about faith? The...read more
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