Beacon Hill remains to be one of Boston’s most historic and sought after neighborhoods and is predominantly residential. Its old gas street lamps, cobblestone streets and brick row houses inspired by the Federal, Greek and Victorian periods create a unique ambiance that can only be found in Beacon Hill. Steeped in history, the community directly borders the Boston Common and the Public Garden with the golden domed State House atop the hill. Charming Charles Street—with antique shops, boutiques, gourmet food stores and restaurants—is its main commercial thoroughfare. With easy access to public transportation, the Whole Foods Market® and proximity to the West End (home of Massachusetts General Hospital), Back Bay, Government Center and the Financial District, Beacon Hill offers an enormously appealing residential lifestyle.