Boston Travel

House Hunters: Beacon Hill Edition

July 27, 2016

Confession time.

I am 100% that chick who points out which houses she wants to live in whenever she travels. Walking around cities and getting to look around the neighborhoods has always been one of my favorite activities (probably because I’m nosy), even though there’s no chance that I’ll ever be able to afford half of the houses I’m browsing.

So when I was in Boston for the weekend, I spent a good chunk of the weekend pointing out to my dad which houses I liked, which could not even be stopped by the crime-themed walking tour we took around Beacon Hill.

And, yes, you read that right, we went on a murder tour around one of the nicest neighborhoods in Boston while on vacation because I watch WAY too much Forensic Files in my spare time.

Needless to say, I was a huge fan of the tour and recommend it to anyone who also enjoys watching too many episodes of Law & Order! But even while listening to the stories, I was able to nab a few shots of some of my favorite homes.

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John Kerry’s house was by far my favorite home we saw on our tour. I mean, guys, how gorgeous is all of that ivy growing up the walls?!

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As anyone who has walked or driven around Beacon Hill will probably agree, Acorn Street is one of the most gorgeous streets in the city. And we were lucky enough to meet one of the family’s lucky enough to live on the street and their adorable new Golden Retriever puppy! Definitely a highlight of the weekend for me!!

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Have y’all been to Beacon Hill before? What are your favorite spots in Boston?

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  • OMG these are so so gorgeous!!! I am a Criminal Minds/Law & Order/Dateline, etc. girl too so this tour would have been right up my alley!

    Laura
    http://www.blackcoffeebeautiful.com

  • Love to just walk around in cities looking at houses too! One can dream right? Love these houses too, they look so charming! Xx

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  • reneejessome

    I totally get it! I always look at homes and say which ones I’d want to own! haha Me and my boyfriend will even sometimes set up a viewing of a house because were “interested” in it just so I can see what it looks like inside! haha

    Renee | Life After Lux

  • I also enjoy envisioning myself in homes when I’m in a new area! It’s great to daydream every once in awhile :).

    Allison / Joy and Ivy
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  • Candace

    My boyfriend and I also love looking at houses when we travel. I guess that makes me nosy too…haha.

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com/

  • i’d love to live in a place like beacon hill, the houses look so nice! i love me a good forensic science/murder mystery book or tv show too btw haha x

    Aditi | https://lifeasaditi.wordpress.com

  • Carina Vardie

    Beautiful houses! I’m sure the Golden Retriever puppy was a cutie.

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com

  • WhatWouldVWear

    Beacon Hill is so famous — love all of these homes! Hope to visit Boston sometime!

    I hope your day is as beautiful as you are!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

  • Looks like a really lovely place

    Beauty Candy Loves
     

  • Violette

    This seems to be an adorable place!

    http://violettedaily.com

  • I love day dreaming about places to live too. The murder tour would have been cool. I watch a ton of crime shows too, ha!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • This city looks so charming, I love the streets with the cobblestone! I’m the same way, I’m always claiming houses as mine, haha! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  • Andreea Birsan

    Boston is so perfect for endless city strolls! Totally in love with your pictures. x

    Have a great day,
    Andreea
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  • Ohhhhhh!!! I like to do the same when I travel – when I see a house or a building I like, I always imagine what it would be like to live there! :))))

    http://travelekspert.com/2016/07/singapore-dream-hotel/

  • Like I said before, I visited Boston for the first time last year and loved it! Beacon Hill was so cute and I adore all the cute shops and restaurants. Your photos take me back for sure. 🙂

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  • It’s my dream to live in Beacon Hill one day! I’ll probably never be able to afford it, but a girl can dream, right?

    Lauren // laurenpepperman.com

  • I totally do that, too! I feel like I was saying “I love that house” to every single house in Charleston! Beacon hill looks like a beautiful neighborhood!

  • Lovely views! I really like your dress, it’s so pretty 🙂 x

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  • Oh man…so many pretty houses!! When we are out and about, I also look at the houses and pick one where I would like to live. Haha! It’s so fun to just day dream about it. LOL!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  • Biana Perez

    My weekends are much of the same around Boston – like oh…this one no no no this one LOL! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • PLAYING WITH APPAREL

    I love Boston, take me back haha

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  • Sisters and Glitters

    Cool photos, and cute dress! xo, Sophia from http://www.sistersandglitters.com/2016/07/maliboo/

  • WOW amazing photos and buildings!! :))

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  • Shauna C

    Those streets are just charming!

    Shauna

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  • I do the same thing when I’m out and about! I love picking out my dream house! Beacon Hill looks gorgeous, I would love to live there! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  • Melisa

    love these photos! The place looks amazing
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  • Emma Cheetham

    Beautiful photos! I want to go there!

    Xo, Emma | grandslamsandglitter.blogspot.com

  • These are all stunning! I love the brick! My husband and I do that too and then zillow them, which is always shocking to find out how expensive they really are haha

    Jamie
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  • Hahaha I do the whole house hunter thing too! I was going nuts doing it last time I was in Paris. I adore Beacon Hill and will have to check out that tour next time I’m in Boston. I also watch WAY too many forensic/murder mystery series!

  • Ahhh i love the scenery in your post thanks for sharing! Happy weekend! 🙂

    April of: https://beybiapril.wordpress.com/
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  • Great post and great photos! The ‘murder’ tour sounds like really good fun!
    I would love to visit Boston again and check out all these pretty houses!
    Julia x
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  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    Beautiful shots! Beacon Hill look amazing!

    Adi xx
    http://www.fancycorrectitude.com
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  • Haha, brilliant confession! I have to admit, I often do the same and imagine what it’d be like to live in a specific house in a specific location 🙂 Acorn Street looks so dreamy!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  • merel

    Loved reading this blogpost babe!!

    X Merel
    http://www.andathousandwords.com

  • Oh wow! This tour sounds right up my alley! 🙂 I love any mystery related! Thanks for sharing, definitely will check this out if I’m ever in Boston.

    xoxo
    Regina
    http://mybeautymusings.com/

  • I am also like that, any city that I visit I say “I want to live there”! I just love traveling, sadly I can’t do it all the time. I love your photos and I can see that you had a gorgeous time!

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  • I always point out houses that I love, even when I’m in my own town, haha! I love Boston, and these photos are wonderful! I’ve always found that style of building so lovely 🙂 Great post!
    Julia || http://juliainbluhm.blogspot.com

  • Abby Castro

    Looks like a great neighborhood! I do the same too… If I like the vibe of the place, I imagine myself living in it. Beautiful architecture too!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  • Omg I swear I did this tour, or one like it, years ago when I went to Boston!!!!! So fun!! Also, I hope you went to Neptunes because I still dream of their lobster roll mmmmmm

    Xox Dana Ivy // http://www.iadorewhatilove.com

  • Courtney, I am definitely that girl too! The tour you took sounds like fun. I love Boston so much and I can’t wait to visit again.

    Daisi Ari || http://www.onthecolorfulside.com

  • Kim

    Aha I have taken plenty of selfies on Acorn Street because it’s SO gorgeous! Like #goals. You should go during Christmas time (I wrote about it on my blog) because everyone on Beacon Hill decorates their homes with wreaths! P.S. I’m totally with you – I always point out my “future home” whenever I’m in a really nice neighborhood.

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

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