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.
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.
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.
Market Insights: Back Bay
Start your search or sales process by understanding the data that drives the market.
$1,317Avg. Price Per Sq. Foot
$1,291Median Price Per Sq. Foot
79Avg. Days On Market
79Median Days On Market
247NUMBER OF PROPERTIES SOLD*
41NUMBER OF PROPERTIES LISTED
5MONTHS OF SUPPLY
Data sourced from MLS Pin on single family and condo properties over $1 million.
Months of Supply: > 6 Months: Buyer’s Market | 4-6 Months: Balanced Market | < 4 Months: Seller’s Market
* Number of Properties Sold trailing 12 months.
This Italian steakhouse in the Boston Park Plaza Hotel boasts a glam dining room & high-end fare.
64 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116
Elegant bistro crafting acclaimed French-Mediterranean cuisine in refined surroundings.
223 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116
Seafood is served every which way, including dishes made with tinned fish, at this charming raw bar.
281 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116
Longtime favorite for fine seafood dining in a wood-lined interior or on the sidewalk patio.
761 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
High-end, elegant steakhouse known for classic steaks & sides, brunch & an extensive wine list.
793 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
Brandt family beef, New England seafood, seasonal produce, decadent desserts, a world-class wine list, outstanding service and warm hospitality.
A truly American experience.
161 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116
The Capital Grille steakhouse is Boston’s premier destination for fine dining and fine wine.
900 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115
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