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 February 26, 2024
115
Listed
89
Avg. DOM
$2,026.44
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$3,790,000
Med. List Price
115 Properties
Page 1 of 10
$35,000,000
Condo: Four Seasons Residences | One Dalton
5
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
7,557
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
229
Days on Site
73135979
MLS
$35,000,000
Condo: One Dalton Four Seasons Private Resi.
4
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
7,256
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
14
Days on Site
73201812
MLS
$24,990,000
Condo: The Residences At Mandarin Oriental
4
Beds
5F31/2
Baths
8,360
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
320
Days on Site
73098610
MLS
$22,000,000
Condo: Four Seasons Private Residences
3
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,361
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
1
Day on Site
73205400
MLS
4
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
6,990
Sq.Ft.
1899
Year Built
146
Days on Site
73166989
MLS
$16,750,000
Condo: Four Season Private Residence
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,152
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
14
Days on Site
73201814
MLS
23
Beds
8F41/2
Baths
15,000
Sq.Ft.
1899
Year Built
474
Days on Site
73057384
MLS
5
Beds
4F31/2
Baths
5,691
Sq.Ft.
1872
Year Built
155
Days on Site
73163112
MLS
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,265
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
20
Days on Site
73200270
MLS
4
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
4,788
Sq.Ft.
1868
Year Built
169
Days on Site
73158130
MLS
6
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
5,700
Sq.Ft.
1870
Year Built
131
Days on Site
73172298
MLS
$11,990,000
Condo: One Dalton
5
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
3,965
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
205
Days on Site
73145251
MLS

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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