Back Bay

Leading the "city of neighborhoods" in luxury.


One of the most famed locales within the city, the Back Bay sets the tone for luxury living in Boston. Anchored by Newbury Street, Boylston Street and Commonwealth Ave—the area is a hub for boutique shopping, upscale eateries and trendy bars. In short, there’s never a lack of things to do or see when you spend your time in the Back Bay.

Aside from the nearby shopping and nightlife, the neighborhood’s notable architecture is what makes its properties some of the most unique and sought after in Boston.

Most blocks in the Back Bay date back to the mid-19th and early 20th centuries, standing as present-day proof of the changing tastes in American architecture during that time. Commercial development began soon after and continues through to today—giving the Back Bay a pleasant mix of vintage and modern design. From the streets lined with historic Victorian brownstones to the awe-inspiring skyline, you can’t help but find this section of Boston beautiful.

Notable Back Bay landmarks include the Prudential Center, Copley Square, the Boston Public Library, Trinity Church, the John Hancock Tower and the Hynes Convention Center. Boston Architectural College and most Berklee College of Music buildings are also located here. Another amazing destination you can access from the Back Bay is the Charles River Esplanade. Enjoy three tree-lined miles of scenic river views stretching from the Museum of Science to the Boston University Bridge—complete with walking and bike paths, playgrounds, sports fields, memorials and statues. The Esplanade’s plethora of docks, landings and boathouses also give way to plenty of sailing and boating in the warmer weather, while the city’s Community Boating programs help get sailors of all ages out onto the water.

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