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Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts is located in the easternmost section of Newton and has been recognized as an architecturally important and intact historic neighborhood. The Hammond Family originally settled Chestnut Hill in 1665, which is why you can find Hammond Street, Hammond Woods and Hammond Pond all in the area. While Chestnut Hill is defined as a village of Newton it is unlike the other villages because it encircles the boundaries of Brookline, Boston, and Newton, unlike the other villages that are solitarily their own entity. While it envelops three different counties it is still less populated than other parts of Newton, because not many homes have been built there.

Village Attractions

A couple of the main attractions to check out in Chestnut Hill are The Street at Chestnut Hill which has become a community gathering place for performances and events. You can also find many fine dining choices such as Legal Sea Foods and Aquitaine, just to mention a few.  More casual dining is also available. Grab some authentic Italian cuisine from Comella’s. Enjoy some delicious frozen yogurt at Pinkberry. Check TheStreetChestnutHill.com Directory for new Pop Up stores that cycle through. Shop Galore in Chestnut Hill.

Upscale stores like Lululemon Athletica, Pottery Barn are located at The Street. The upper mall is The Chestnut Hill Mall where you can find many stores such as Bloomingdale’s, Crate and Barrell, Talbots, and more.

Another highly recognized site to see in Chestnut Hill is Boston College, which is definitely worth a trip into the village, and you can catch a BC hockey game or tour their gorgeous campus.

While Chestnut Hill may not be as dense as other parts of Newton, it is a charming blend of the old and new. Historically significant, Chestnut Hill is populated with many homes built from the mid-1850s through the early 20th century.

Public Transportation

Chestnut Hill offers MBTA bus and subway public transportation to its residents and visitors. The T-stop for Chestnut Hill is Reservoir, located centrally in the Chestnut Hill area. Also, there are bus stops throughout the area that will take you from the Mall at Chestnut Hill all the way into Kenmore.

Fun Fact

Chestnut Hill is not a topographic area; the name refers to several small hills that overlook the 135-acre Chestnut Hill Reservoir rather than one large hill.

ZIPCODE NOTES: The zip code “02467” includes parts of Newton, Brookline, and Boston.