Back Bay


Centered around the upscale, and always improving, Prudential Center, this largely commercial neighborhood features a mix of old and new developments, and a variety of attractions that make for a quintessentially cosmopolitan lifestyle.


Nestled in between the Upper Back Bay, Copley, and St. Botolph sub-neighborhoods, Prudential’s northern boundary runs along Boylston Street between Massachusetts Avenue and Exeter, which bound it on the west and east. Huntington Avenue, also from Massachusetts to Exeter, comprises its southern boundary.


The Prudential sub-market is most well known for its high-end, full service properties, several of which are branded with international hotel flags. These full service buildings exist in both condominium form as well as apartments for rent. In years past, the neighborhood had averaged about 5 to 7 sales per year, with an average market time of 107 days before offer. The average unit was trading for $1,609 per square foot. In 2019, the Four Seasons project at One Dalton came online with 160 new condominium units. This greatly expands the inventory within this sub-market not to mention a dramatic impact on the price point not just within the sub-neighborhood but within the larger Back Bay.


Prudential is home to 2,051 people, with a median age of 36 years old. Only about six percent own their property. Residents have easy access to the bars and restaurants along Boylston Street, as well as high-end shopping at the Prudential Center. Expect to meet a lot of out-of-towners in this neighborhood, owing to its proximity to the Hynes Convention Center not to mention the vast internationally acclaimed shopping network of the Prudential Mall and nearby Newbury Street.

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