Nine Photos That Prove Beacon Hill Is a Real-Life Snow Globe

So many similarities.

Life in a snow globe is probably pretty pleasant.

All of the buildings in town somehow look cohesive, the streets are softly lit by gas lamps, tiny evergreen trees sprinkle the landscape, and there’s never a lack of gently floating snowflakes. If you think about it, though, there’s a place just like that fairly close by—Beacon Hill fits the description to a T.

There’s no question about it. Boston’s most charming—and most expensive—neighborhood is definitely a real-life snow globe.

Snowflakes? Check. 

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Houses that all look the same? Check.

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Frosty mailbox? Check.

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Classic village church? Check.

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Gas lamps? Check.

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Whimsical details? Check.

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

An abundance of chimneys? Check.

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Tiny snow-topped evergreen trees? Check.

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis

And snowy wreaths? Check.

Photo by Madeline Bilis

Photo by Madeline Bilis


Madeline Bilis Associate Editor at Boston Magazine @madelinebilis
mbilis@bostonmagazine.com