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.

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Back Bay

485 AVG. PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT
65 AVG. DAYS ON MARKET
106 # of Sales Closed
4 NEIGHBORHOOD RANKING (1-4)
*Data provided from Pinergy MLS within the last 90 days.

Top Restaurant Picks Back Bay
  • Abe and Louie's

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    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

  • Atlantic FIsh

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    A landmark for Boston’s best seafood, Atlantic Fish Company has been serving the freshest catch since 1978. Our menus are printed daily to reflect the quality of our offerings, sourced straight from the harbor every morning. Discover a taste of local waters in our dining room or on our outdoor patio.

    761 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

    (617) 267-4000

  • Bistro du Midi

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    At Bistro du Midi, the goal is to provide you not only with exemplary food and drink, but with a memorable occasion tailored to your specific needs.

    272 Boylston Street Boston

    617-426-7878

  • Bristol Lounge

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    Boasting floor-to-ceiling views of the Public Garden, The Bristol is Boston’s best restaurant for fine dining, drinks and conversation at all times of day.

    200 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

    617-351-2037

  • Capital Grille

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    Located in the Hynes Convention Center in the Back Bay, The Capital Grille steakhouse is Boston’s premier destination for fine dining and fine wine.

    900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115

    (617) 262-8900

  • Davios

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    Davio’s now resides in Park Square, and serves as an elegant oasis from the hustle and bustle just outside our doors. Stop in and have a drink after work in our welcoming lounge. The white table cloths of our spacious, relaxed dining room serve as the perfect stage for Davio’s signature Northern Italian steaks, veal chops, and handmade pasta creations.

    75 ARLINGTON STREET BOSTON MA 02116

    617-357-4810


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