Mission Hill home to university

The Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston derives its name from two sources: The area is stationed on historic Parker Hill and is the home of the Mission Church complex. What was a farming community is now an urban neighborhood that is home to Northeastern University. 

The university has given the neighborhood a collegiate feel with parks and pubs aplenty. Residents can be strolling through apartment-lined streets and wind up at a local watering hole. The Squealing Pig is an area favorite that features live music. Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park has a lot of green space and is perfect for a day out with the dogs or an outdoor study session.

The Museum of Fine Arts is available for those who want a cultured experience. With galleries, collections and exhibitions, visitors can return again and again and find new art each time. Learn about prints and drawings, textiles, photography, jewelry and more in just one visit. 

Mission Hill's historic district traces architectural development from the 1870s to 1910s, with buildings constructed of brick, brownstone, sandstone and marble. Developer George D. Cox began building row houses in Mission Hill in 1871. Since then, these structures have acted as single-family homes as well as apartments. More history can be found at the Mission Church complex. With a convent, school, young men's community center and rectory, this series of buildings is sure to give insight into the story of Mission Hill.