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 June 23, 2024
146
Listed
92
Avg. DOM
$1,999.63
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$3,225,000
Med. List Price
146 Properties
Page 1 of 13
$35,000,000
Condo: One Dalton Four Seasons Private Resi.
4
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
7,256
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
33
Days on Site
73201812
MLS
$31,000,000
Condo: Four Seasons Residences | One Dalton
5
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
7,557
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
347
Days on Site
73135979
MLS
6
Beds
7F31/2
Baths
10,022
Sq.Ft.
1899
Year Built
45
Days on Site
73236101
MLS
6
Beds
5F31/2
Baths
9,624
Sq.Ft.
1871
Year Built
39
Days on Site
73239262
MLS
$22,000,000
Condo: Four Seasons Private Residences
3
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,361
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
119
Days on Site
73205400
MLS
$19,990,000
Condo: The Residences At Mandarin Oriental
4
Beds
5F31/2
Baths
8,360
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
438
Days on Site
73098610
MLS
4
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
6,990
Sq.Ft.
1899
Year Built
264
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
33
Days on Site
73201814
MLS
$13,995,000
Condo: 222 Commonwealth Residences
3
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
4,540
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
13
Days on Site
73250384
MLS
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,657
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
218
Days on Site
73181766
MLS
5
Beds
4F31/2
Baths
5,691
Sq.Ft.
1872
Year Built
273
Days on Site
73163112
MLS
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,265
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
40
Days on Site
73200270
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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