Today I took the excellent Boston By Foot Tour of the Month of Chestnut Hill. While the neighborhood straddles Newton, Brookline, and Boston, the tour covered the Newton portion viewing elegant houses along shady lanes.
My photos are online here, with some samples below.
The official description of the tour from the Boston By Foot website:
Chestnut Hill is a classic streetcar suburb which developed as the railroad and streetcar network expanded around Boston. By the early twentieth century, Chestnut Hill was considered to be “suburban living at its best”.
This walking tour explores the Newton portion of the Chestnut Hill neighborhood where you will walk among large Victorian mansions while learning its evolution from rural farmland to a modern suburb.
Chestnut Hill also features the campus of Boston College and the historic Chestnut Hill Reservoir with a finish at the new Metropolitan WaterWorks Museum.
If you missed the tour today, don’t worry it will be offered again next year. Become a Boston By Foot Member today and receive a discount on Tours of the Month plus special members only tours.