A 2009 Boston Globe story had this quote:

"Beacon Hill has become home to all, the famous and the ordinary,’’ says Moying Li-Marcus, a longtime resident and author of “Beacon Hill: The Life and Times of a Neighborhood.’’ She says the vibrancy of the hill constantly surprises her out-of-town friends. “They expect to see a rather static, historical ‘museum.’ Instead, they experience a living, breathing, dynamic neighborhood steeped with history.’’

Do you agree? Is that how you would describe Beacon Hill?