Aspinwall Hill Real Estate
Tucked away between the Corey Hill and Fisher Hill communities, Brookline’s Aspinwall Hill is a tree-lined neighborhood with a rich history. The hill from which the neighborhood draws its name is still intact and heavily shaded with dense trees, offering expansive views of the city at sunset. Perched on top of the hill, Schick Park is a favorite neighborhood respite with facilities for a variety of activities, including basketball and open fields for soccer or dogs off leash. The park is packed with smaller playground equipment for younger children as well as a stone chess set and ample benches for reading while taking in the scenery. Aspinwall Hill comprises a variety of housing types within reach of Brookline's top-ranked schools and public transport options. Both single-family and multi-unit residences are available as well as newer condos. Many of the homes built during Aspinwall Hill’s initial growth have been divided into multi-unit dwellings that combine the convenience of a condo with the character and charm of a classic Victorian home. The Beaconsfield Terraces are a well known landmark as the “castle buildings,” built in the 1880s and so named for their rounded turrets, and stained glass windows. Read more about Aspinwall Hill real estate.
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Aspinwall Hill Location
Aspinwall Hill borders Beacon Street and Washington Square on the northeast; Washington Street to the north; Somerset Road to the east; and Regent Circle to the west. The neighborhood is conveniently located a short walk from the Washington Square and Beaconsfield T stops on the MBTA Green Line.
Aspinwall Hill History
Aspinwall Hill is named for Dr. William Aspinwall, a prominent citizen and patriot who purchased the land on which much of the neighborhood sits back in 1788. Dr. Aspinwall marched west with others from the Brookline troop and fought the British as they retreated from Lexington and Concord in April 1775. Aspinwall was also known to ride as much as 40 miles a day to visit and care for patients in and around Brookline. The doctor's home, built in 1803, was the first house in the Aspinwall Hill area and was constructed to optimize views of Boston, the Charles River and other nearby towns. Other homes were built there over time in the Shingle and Queen Anne styles as Aspinwall Hill evolved into an enclave for wealthy Bostonians. Increased demand for housing in the early 20th century resulted in many larger estates being subdivided into smaller homes and multi-family dwellings as the area attracted new residents. Today, the area offers options for families, working professionals, and empty nesters.