Back Bay Real Estate

Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood is a desirable enclave known for its stately brownstone homes lining Commonwealth Avenue. Although largely a residential neighborhood originally constructed for Boston’s elite, Back Bay also houses architecturally significant structures such as the Boston Public Library and the Hancock Tower, Boston’s tallest skyscraper. Newbury Street and Boylston Street near the Prudential Tower offer some of Boston’s best shopping and dining options, drawing visitors from across the Greater Boston area as well as tourists. Today, Back Bay is home to 17,000 residents and along with neighboring Beacon Hill, is one of Boston’s most expensive addresses.  Read more about Back Bay real estate.

Back Bay Homes & Condos For Sale

Back Bay Homes & Condos For Sale December 1, 2022
97
Listed
81
Avg. DOM
$1,767.10
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$2,990,000
Med. List Price
97 Properties
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5
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
7,848
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
52
Days on Site
73046427
MLS
Boston's most luxurious penthouse offering is a seamless combination of 2 of 1 Dalton's premiere units wrapping 2 corners of the building on the 58th floor with expansive views from every room. An...
$15,950,000
Condo: Four Seasons Private Residences
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,363
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
47
Days on Site
72966736
MLS
Embrace your legacy with this rare opportunity to acquire this expansive residence at the Four Seasons on the park. Residence 1209 has sweeping views of the Public Garden and has been meticulously...
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,144
Sq.Ft.
1899
Year Built
9
Days on Site
73060504
MLS
Introducing the Penthouse at 122 Commonwealth Avenue, one of just three exclusive residences in a magnificently renovated brownstone in Back Bay. The Penthouse is the epitome of luxury, encompassing...
23
Beds
8F41/2
Baths
15,000
Sq.Ft.
1899
Year Built
22
Days on Site
73057384
MLS
The Ayer Mansion is the only Tiffany-designed home in the world. Standing five stories on both Commonwealth Ave and Marlborough St, this is a rare opportunity to match a buyer's vision with a...
7
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
10,255
Sq.Ft.
1886
Year Built
86
Days on Site
73033196
MLS
Contemporary luxury meets exceptional historic details in this exquisite Back Bay Townhouse! With over 10,000 SF of impeccably renovated living and entertaining spaces, this property is in a class of...
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,698
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
50
Days on Site
73047631
MLS
This expansive unit features spacious formal living and dining rooms with a 14-foot ceiling, an enormous family room with a discreet open designer kitchen looking onto a grand landscaped deck, and a...
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,250
Sq.Ft.
1899
Year Built
65
Days on Site
73041833
MLS
Exquisite Living on Commonwealth Avenue. On the sunny side of the street, enjoy the best of both worlds: single family living with a private entrance, concierge service and elevator access to both...
$12,000,000
Condo: Four Seasons Residences, One Dalton
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,219
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
123
Days on Site
73019754
MLS
Welcome to the 38th floor of the Four Seasons Private Residences at One Dalton, New England's tallest and most luxurious residential building. This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home has been fully updated and...
6
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
5,700
Sq.Ft.
1870
Year Built
59
Days on Site
73044264
MLS
Rare, 30-foot wide, corner, single-family with in-law in the heart of the Back Bay and Boston's most coveted neighborhood. This premiere home is ready for your custom finishes and a Spring 2023...
7
Beds
7F11/2
Baths
7,339
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
21
Days on Site
73057659
MLS
Exceptional and extraordinary opportunity for a buyer to convert a 5 unit building into a trophy single family home. This Riverside Beacon Street building is for sale with 7339 sq feet of gross...
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,168
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
66
Days on Site
73041283
MLS
Exquisite front facing West tower residence at the Mandarin Oriental! Offering the upmost in privacy this is one of only two homes on the 11th floor, one is welcomed into the sprawling 3,168+/- sq ft...
$9,950,000
Condo: The Clarendon
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,545
Sq.Ft.
2009
Year Built
80
Days on Site
73035827
MLS
The ultimate in Penthouse living atop The Clarendon in Boston's Back Bay. Encompassing the 32nd floor with unparalleled, panoramic city views from floor-to-ceiling windows, this stunning penthouse...

More About Back Bay Real Estate

 Back Bay Location

Back Bay borders the Charles River on the north; Columbus Avenue, Huntingon Avenue, Dalton Street, and the Massachusetts Turnpike to the south; Arlington Street to Park Square on the East; and Charlesgate East on the west.  The neighborhood is well-served by the MBTA Green Line with four stations as well as Back Bay station on the Orange Line, which also serves as a stop for the Commuter Rail and Amtrak.

Back Bay History

Before a 19th-century development project, Back Bay was literally a swampy bay located between Boston and Cambridge. Developers created the neighborhood by filling in some 450 acres of marshland to construct a neighborhood for Boston’s moneyed Protestant families that was removed from the overcrowding in other areas of the city. The Public Garden and Charles River helped to physically isolate the neighborhood from the rest of the city, contributing to its exclusivity. Historians estimate that in 1894, approximately 45 percent of Boston’s elite families lived in Back Bay. Henry James’ The Bostonians satirizes 19th-century Back Bay and its well-to-do residents. Other historical buildings in the neighborhood include the Arlington Street Church, the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, and the Mary Baker Eddy Library.

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