Neighborhood Snapshot: Back Bay

Known as one of Boston’s premier and most fashionable neighborhoods, Back Bay is famous for its upscale shopping, wide tree-lined streets, and historic charm. Back Bay’s architecture is comprised primarily of historic brownstones, stone buildings and, more recently, some of the premier full service luxury buildings in the city. Fun Fact- according to Compass Real Estate, the layout of Back Bay was inspired by Paris, including Newbury’s shop-lined street, sidewalk cafes, and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. With its central location, primes spots such as the Charles River Esplanade, Public Garden, Newbury Street, Prudential Center, Copley Place, Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, and fantastic restaurants are just a short walk or train ride away! Boston has one of the best public transportation systems in the country, living in Back Bay provides easy access to other Boston Neighborhoods, including Cambridge and the suburbs. Back Bay has MBTA Green line stops at: Hynes Convention Center, Copley, and Arlington. If taking the train from Copley Square, the commutes to South Station North Station are under 20 minutes, and under 25 minutes to Harvard Square. The accessibility and charm contributes to Back Bay being one of the most desirable and enjoyable neighborhoods to spend time in!

Back Bay Real Estate Market

A glimpse into Back Bay’s home pricing and trends courtesy of LINK’s 2018 Q2 Market Report shows the median sale price was $1,100,000 and the average price per square foot at $1,241. In Q2 2017,  the median sale price was $980,000, and the average per square foot was $1,185. Between Q2 2017, and Q2 2018 median sale price increased 12.2%, and average price per square foot increased 4.7%.

Back Bay Listings

Click below to view my collection of properties currently available for sale in the Back Bay neighborhood. If you are interested in making the move to Back Bay, contract me to get the conversation started, or to set up a showing.