Back Bay

Boston Sophistication
Back Bay is known for its picturesque apartments and large buildings stretching down Commonwealth Avenue. It’s also home to Boston’s upscale shopping neighborhood, Newbury Street. Before it was transformed into the beauty that it is today, the land that now makes up Back Bay was quite literally, a bay! A milldam was originally built for the bay, but presented problems and was more expensive than the builders originally expected. This drove a transformation - the area was filled with land, and it launched a beautiful neighborhood. Today, the area boasts plenty of dining destinations and shopping areas to enjoy. Newbury Street is a popular spot, featuring art galleries, fashion stores, designer boutiques, and cafes. There are also historic landmarks that date back to the 1800s. The Boston Public Library and Trinity Church are two examples. Hugging Charles River also gives the residents of Back Bay envious views of the water.
There are many restaurants and bars to visit in Back Bay. Restaurants include Saltie Girl, Dig Inn, La Voile, Legal Sea Foods, and Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse. Bars for enjoying a night out with friends include The Hawthorne, Bill's Bar & Lounge, Bukowski Tavern, and McGreevy's Boston. Back Bay is great for people looking to live in a neighborhood brimming with sophistication, beauty, and entertainment.
What Back Bay Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.0
value
6.8
amenities
7.3
social
7.8
management
7.2
Median rents in Back Bay
Studio
$
3,300
1 Bedroom
$
4,385
2 Bedroom
$
5,755

Living in
Back Bay

Good Restaurant and Bar Scene
Walkable
Shopping
More Expensive Rent
Newbury Street
Groceries
Upscale
Back Bay — 6.3/10 Rating (based on 3 neighborhood reviews)
Close to most things in Boston, makes the city very walk-able. However it is expensive and parking is a real pain. Much more central than Fenway and not nearly as crowded as the South End or Beacon Hill
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
236 Beacon St
Close to everything including transportation, food, laundry, grocery store, gym-everything
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Apartments in Back Bay
Short walk to restaurants, stores and transit. Neighborhood is a mix of families and young professionals with a few college students.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
421 marlborough st


Getting to Know
Back Bay

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Charlesgate to Arlington St
North to South Boundaries: Storrow Dr to Titus Sparrow Park
dining
Abe & Louie’s Steakhouse
Dirty Water Dough Co.
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar
Shake Shack
Stephanie’s On Newbury
grocery
Store 24
Trader Joe’s
Whole Foods
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
fitness
Boston Sports Clubs
David Barton Gym
Healthworks Fitness Center
Reebok CrossFit Back Bay - Back Bay Location
parks
Copley Square Fountain
Frieda Garcia Park
Titus Sparrow Park
coffee
Barrington Coffee Roasting Company
Starbucks
bus
1/CT1 (bus)
39/9 (bus)
502/503 (bus)
parking
HILTON - Back Bay
Vpne Parking Solutions 100 Clarendon St

Best Apartments
in Back Bay


Studio $2,935
1 Bed $3,742
2 Beds $5,635

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2 Beds $3,495

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Studio $3,450
1 Bed $4,360
2 Beds $6,655

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1 Bed $3,599
2 Beds $4,499
3 Beds $6,999

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Studio $2,135
1 Bed $3,050
2 Beds $4,640

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1 Bed $3,838
2 Beds $5,300
3 Beds $11,099

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