Chestnut Hill is one of the more suburban areas of Brookline and is known for its highly sought after real estate. The Chestnut Hill neighborhood is well known for its beautiful architecture and landscaping, which can be largely credited to architect Frederick Law Olmstead who developed the area in the late 1800s. It is situated around the Chestnut Hill reservoir, an extremely popular place for walkers and runners to enjoy the outdoors.
Though it’s located six miles from the heart of Boston, Chestnut Hill is still highly accessible as it is near several MBTA green line stops such as: Cleveland Circle, Reservoir, Chestnut Hill, and Boston College.
Home to Boston College, Chestnut Hill offers a wide variety of housing and services that appeal to the student demographic as well as its older residents and families. It is a mostly residential area that offers a mix of local restaurants, cafes, and shops as well as plenty of Boston College sporting events for residents to attend. Parts of the Chestnut Hill neighborhood have been designated as Historic Districts by the National Register of Historic places, and it has also been home to several notable residents including New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Boston Red Sox manager Theo Epstein, and Leverett Saltonstall, the former U.S. Senator and Governor of Massachusetts.