About Back Bay
With its beautiful brownstones and tree-lined streets, it is no wonder Boston's Back Bay has always been one of America's most desirable neighborhoods to live in. Not only are the classic brick exteriors of Back Bay homes for sale beautiful to look at, but the neighborhood also features world-renowned Newbury Street, called by many the Rodeo Drive of Boston. Filled with boutique and major-label shops, Newbury Street is a great place to spot a celebrity or local sports star while window shopping. Furthermore, Back Bay is home the two tallest buildings in Boston: the Prudential Center and the John Hancock Building. Browse Back Bay real estate listings below or keep reading about what is arguably Boston's most famous neighborhood.
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Most of the homes in the Back Bay real estate market have plenty of prestige. These traditional masterpieces represent the upscale neighborhood that Back Bay became in the late 19th century and its reputation of being the most elite part of Boston still exists today. As a result, the homes for sale in Back Bay are as expensive as they are elegant.
The average price of a home in Back Bay is well over $1 million and you'd be hard pressed to find anything other than a cozy one-bedroom condo for less than $900,000. But if you can afford to live in Back Bay, you'll enjoy life in one of the most vibrant and exciting communities on the east coast. The shopping in Back Bay is second to none and the mix of Victorian brownstone homes and unique commercial retailers draws a constant stream of tourists.
Back Bay is also among the safer neighborhoods in Boston, which is why upper class families love it here. That said, you'll find a surprisingly wide variety of demographics living here, from students to young professionals to wealthy empty nesters in addition to families.
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Boston's Back Bay: History & Amenities
What many people do not realize is that Back Bay did not exist as recently as 160 years ago and in its place was swamp and marshland. Thus, it is now called Back Bay because it used to be part of the Charles River. The Massachusetts legislature commissioned local construction corporations to dam the river and fill the area, a project that took almost 80 years from start to finish.
Today, Back Bay boasts several of Boston's most well-known commercial shopping streets, such as Commonwealth Avenue, Newbury Street, and Boylston Street. Some of them ost popular restaurants in Boston are also located in Back Bay. In fact, if you're walking along Boylston Street, make sure to stop in at Abe and Louie's to dine on one of the best steaks in the city.
Popular things to do in Back Bay include visiting Copley Square, taking a stroll through the prestigious Boston Public Library, relaxing in the Boston Public Garden, and heading to the top of the Hancock Tower.
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