Chestnut Hill (Massachusetts)

Norfolk County


Chestnut Hill is a wealthy suburb ( Village ) six miles (10 km) west of downtown Boston, Massachusetts in the United States. Like all suburbs in Massachusetts Chestnut Hill was not incorporated. It consists of parts of three separate municipalities, all of which are in other counties: Brookline in Norfolk County, Boston, Suffolk County and Newton in Middlesex County. The boundaries of Chestnut Hill are roughly defined by the postcode region Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. The name derives is less a topographical condition, but rather a collection of smaller hills that overlook the 546,000 -square-foot Chestnut Hill Reservoir. Chestnut Hill is most famous as the location of Boston College and as part of the route of the Boston Marathon. The well-known architect Frederick Law Olmsted was creatively active in the area.

Famous people

  • Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots
  • Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science Church in Newton
  • Reginald Fessenden, called the father of broadcast radio; Reginald Fessenden, the A. House in Chestnut Hill ( Newton ) is a recognized national historic site and is also on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Theo Epstein, general manager of the Chicago Cubs
  • Terry Francona, manager of the Cleveland Indians
  • Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt, the first wife of Theodore Roosevelt and mother of Alice Roosevelt Longworth
  • Louis K. Liggett, drugstore magnate from Newton
  • Leverett Saltonstall, Governor of Massachusetts from 1939 to 1945 and senator from 1945 to 1967