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
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Project Entrepreneur at Boston College Law School - launched last year to help address the barriers to starting a business faced by those with criminal records - is featured in The Boston Globe story on initiatives to assist former inmates' return to the workforce....
The pandemic may have shut down lacrosse, always a unifying force for the Kent family - which includes Boston College Women's Lacrosse Assistant Coach Jennifer Kent, defender Addison Kent '21, and former two-sport (lacrosse and hockey) standout Kenzie Kent '18 - but...
What happens when you have a BC Dining Services team ready to use their talents, food companies with a warehouse full of food, and communities in need during a pandemic? Boston College Dining Services has helped to feed people in need in Greater Boston during the...
In early 2020, Brandon Brito '20 traveled to the island nation to film his documentary, “Kicking on Rocks: Football in Cabo Verde.” The project, designed to shine a light on the hardships and limitations for soccer players and clubs in Cape Verde, was...
In an ongoing series that began when they were freshmen, six juniors reflect on their third year at the Heights. Check out the site to also revisit their first- and second-year impressions. ⬇ Third-year BC students reflect on their junior year experiences.
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