Neighborhoods

Back Bay

Overview
 

Welcome to the retail hub of the Hub. Boutique retail stores, chic restaurants, brownstones and commercial enterprise blend together seamlessly in Boston’s most fashionable neighborhood. Since the 19th century, the Back Bay has evoked nostalgia for some of Europe’s grand capitals with its ornate architectural styles, walkable streets and cute cafes. Of note, these streets were once under water. Today, through the city’s commitment to preservation, the neighborhood is recognized for epitomizing 19th century urban design.

Location

 

As if you did not have everything you needed in the Back Bay, the area is superbly well connected by myriad public transportation options. From Hubway stations to local bus routes to MBTA Green and Orange Line service as well as Amtrak and commuter rail service, the Back Bay has it all.


Lifestyle

 

This melting pot of fashion, dining, working and living make Back Bay's real estate some of the most coveted in the world. Tourists, students, professionals and residents keep Newbury and Boylston Streets flooded throughout the day and night while the quieter residential streets (Beacon, Marlborough and Commonwealth) maintain their prestige only blocks away from the action. The Back Bay is home to 18,088 residents (2010 census) and serendipitously collides with the Boston Common giving those residents ample green space for walking dogs, picnicking or simply strolling.

Market Insights: Back Bay
 

Start your search or sales process by understanding the data that drives the market.

$1,312 Avg. Price Per Sq. Foot
$1,229 Median Price Per Sq. Foot
71 Avg. Days on Market
33 Median Days on Market
204 Number of Properties Sold*
85 Number of Properties Listed
5 Months of Supply

Data sourced from MLS Pin on single family and condo properties over $1 million.
Months of Supply: >6 Months: Buyer's Market | 4-6 Months: Balanced Market | <4 Months: Seller's Market

*Number of Properties Sold trailing 12 months.

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  • Abe and Louie's Logo

    Abe & Louie’s sets the standard for the classic American steakhouse, offering unparalleled flavor combinations and undeniably superior service with an air of timeless sophistication.

    793 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

    617.536.6300

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