August 2017

Bay Village | By Kate Sullivan

Bay Village is Boston’s smallest officially recognized neighborhood. The majority of the residences in Bay Village are traditional brick rowhouses, similar to those seen in Beacon Hill but on a reduced scale. The area was originally home to the craftsmen who constructed the impressive residences in Beacon Hill, explaining the many architectural similarities between the two of them… and also the reason that the homes are generally much smaller. The neighborhood is conveniently located between the South End and Back Bay, providing access to the best that both neighborhoods have to offer.

While residents of this area have access to both the South End and Back Bay, Bay Village has several non residential highlights of its own including:

  • Erbaluce
    • Located on Church Street, Erbaluce is a fine dining gem, serving up seasonal italian fare.
  • Jacques Cabaret
  • Da Vinci
    • Located on Columbus Ave, Da Vinci is an upscale italian restaurant that specializes in fresh handmade pastas and other classic italian dishes.
  • Smith and Wollensky
    • Located on Arlington Street, “The Back Bay Castle” location of this chophouse chain is known for its premium steaks and seafood, and service to match. From 4-7 Monday-Friday check out the $1 oysters!
  • Mike and Patty’s
    • Located on the corner of Church and Fayette, Mike and Patty’s is a neighborhood favorite known for their unique and delicious breakfast sandwiches.

Bay Village is home to roughly 1,300 residents living in 836 housing units. The residents of Bay Village have a median age of 33, Men have a median age of 38 whereas women have a median age of 30. The neighborhood is split, 55% men and 44% women. This neighborhood is slightly more diverse than some of its other South End counterparts, with 65% of the residents identifying as White, and roughly 27% identifying as Asian.

One can expect, on average, 7 condo sales per year over $1M in this neighborhood. and units typically spend an average of 25 days on the market before an offer is made. Units have been trading for an average of $951/SF in Bay Village. In 2019, a new project, known as the Marc, will be delivered with approximately 20 condo units on Isabella Street. This is a rare offering for such a small neighborhood and will surely set price per square foot records in the neighborhood when it delivers.

To learn more about Bay Village check out our Street of the week video featuring Piedmont Street.

Columbus & Over Group is your hyper-local expert on Bay Village. Let us know if we can help you find a way in or if we can introduce your home to its next lucky resident.

*All stats are based on a search of condo sales greater than $1M.