Chestnut Hill has been recognized as an architecturally important and intact historic neighborhood. As a place name, Chestnut Hill includes portions of the City of Newton and Town of Brookline located near Route 9/Boylston Street, Boston College, and the border with the City of Boston. The Chestnut Hill Historic District includes residential portions of the village, while the commercial activities in Chestnut Hill are primarily the regional shopping malls on Route 9. The gardens of Chestnut Hill are a special delight. Although the original chestnut trees died in a blight at the turn of the century, copper beeches and rhododendrons have taken their place.