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Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill

A sublime haven of elegance and affluence awaits.

Welcome to Chestnut Hill

Awash in opulence, Chestnut Hill offers a magnificent blend of suburban tranquility and urban sophistication. Here, stately residences sit on sprawling lawns, enveloped by lush greenery, making it a sanctuary for those with discerning tastes. The area captures the spirit of a pastoral escape while remaining conveniently close to the verve of Boston, thanks to its Green Line service. It's a sanctuary where refined living effortlessly intersects with modern conveniences, setting the stage for an idyllic lifestyle that's second to none.

What to Love

  • Majestic historical estates that impart architectural splendor
  • Seamless connectivity to Boston via the Green Line
  • Elite community atmosphere replete with class and style
  • Newton Commonwealth Golf Course for leisurely afternoons

Local Lifestyle

When it comes to the local lifestyle, the Newton Commonwealth Golf Course is more than just a place to play — it's a hub for community interaction. Here, professionals unwind, families bond, and friendships flourish against the backdrop of meticulously groomed fairways. Whether you're a seasoned golfer or new to the game, the course offers an unmatched opportunity to experience the luxe Chestnut Hill way of life in a congenial, upscale setting.

Dining and Entertainment

Nestled amidst this regal environment, The Street is a bustling epicenter of gastronomic and retail extravagance. The area presents an eclectic collection of shops and eateries, offering an energetic atmosphere that rivals the heart of a metropolitan landscape. Food enthusiasts and trendsetters alike find themselves immersed in a journey of diverse flavors and styles.
For an epitome of culinary brilliance, one need not look further than Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse. Offering a tastefully designed space, Davio’s is a sanctuary for those who desire dining to be an experience, not just a meal. Impeccable service, luscious meals, and an atmosphere of understated elegance promise an unforgettable soirée.
Seafood aficionados are in for a treat at Legal Sea Foods. Exceptional in every sense, the establishment is renowned for its impeccable standards — from sourcing the finest marine produce to its world-class service. The curated wine and cocktail list serves as the perfect accompaniment to a splendid oceanic feast.
For those with a penchant for high-end shopping, The Shops at Chestnut Hill is a utopia of retail luxury. Whether you're in search of designer apparel or artisanal decor, this elegant shopping destination meets and exceeds expectations, offering not just products but an unparalleled shopping experience.

Things to Do

Venture out to the Hammond Pond Reservation for a touch of nature amidst the grandeur. The reserve offers not just scenic beauty but also a variety of outdoor activities, from hiking to bird watching. It serves as the perfect locale for those wishing to unplug and bask in the tranquility of nature, all within the refined confines of Chestnut Hill.
For those captivated by the blend of architecture and history, a visit to the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum is a must. The museum offers a unique look into the engineering triumphs that once powered Boston, all housed in a spectacular historical building. It's an ideal outing for families and history buffs alike.


  • Boston College

Overview for Chestnut Hill, MA

23,649 people live in Chestnut Hill, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $83,383. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

41 years

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Around Chestnut Hill, MA

There's plenty to do around Chestnut Hill, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Studio 617, Winthrop Square/Minot Rose Garden, and Hannah Landes, LMT.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Active 4.95 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.92 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.66 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.41 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.92 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.6 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Chestnut Hill, MA

Chestnut Hill has 6,981 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Chestnut Hill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 23,649 people call Chestnut Hill home. The population density is 12,292.102 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.26 / 52.74%

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30 to 59 Minutes
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Schools in Chestnut Hill, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby Chestnut Hill. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Work With Cindy

Cindy Laughrea is a real estate professional with more than 23 years of combined real estate development, sales, and renovation experience. As a Newton Rotarian and a resident of West Newton for more than 15 years, Cindy is rooted in her community and has extensive knowledge of the beautiful neighborhoods in and around Newton. Contact Cindy today to discuss all your real estate needs!