One of Boston's most beloved neighborhoods, Back Bay is bordered roughly by the Charles River on the north, the Public Garden on the East, Columbus Avenue on the south and Kenmore Square to the West. Boston's Back Bay is a historic district recognized for its high concentration of Victorian-era brownstones and brick townhouses.
This high-end neighborhood is also known for its broad, tree-shaded streets - including the famed Commonwealth Avenue Mall - the sprawling green lawns of the Charles River Esplanade and the world-class shopping on Newbury Street. Homes here run the gamut from pristinely kept 1-bedrooms to grand limestone mansions that run close to 10,000 square feet.
Architectural details vary as well, from the pressed brick and sandstone of the French Academic to the stained glass and wrought iron of the High Victorian Gothic, to the carved gargoyles at copper cresting of the French Chateauesque style.
What is Back Bay known for?
Best shopping: Newbury Street, Copley Place, The Shops at the Prudential Center
Most green space: Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Public Garden, Charles River Esplanade
Best jog: Charles River Esplanade
Elegant architecture: Victorian brownstones with inviting front stoops and small but well-tended gardens
Best 4th of July celebration: July 4th Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
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1 BR condo in the heart of lovely Back Bay neighborhood, with stainless appliances and spacious living room with three large windows affording wonderful sunlight. Beautiful hardwood floors, and two closets in the bedroom. Fine-looking high ceilings and large bright windows, newly renovated with granite countertop kitchen and high quality French door refrigerator. Easy access to shops/restaurants, Green Line, Back Bay Station, Newbury Street, Charles River, MIT, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Museum of Fine Arts and many more fine institutions and schools. Open House this Saturday 12:00 pm -2:00 pm, Sunday 11:00-1:00 pm.
Listed by Minnie Kwon of Newstar JBL Realty in Boston
No Investors. Prime Location! Rarely Available South facing charming studio on 2nd block of Commonwealth Avenue in professionally managed elevator building. Fabulous layout three windows South facing, foyer with double closet. Finishes include custom Murphy Bed, wood flooring and renovated kitchen with tile backsplash. Steps to Newbury Street, Public Garden & Beacon Hill. Offers due Wednesday at noon. There is a first right of refusal in the association.
Listed by Brigitte LaBonte Petrocelli of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Boston-Commonwealth Avenue
A Most coveted location! Exquisite 2 bdrm spacious floor-thru home in an immaculate jewel of a building w elevator. This elegant home is beautifully appointed & features contemporary classic detail. Expansive bright & sundrenched living room w mantled f/p is flanked by built in bookshelves - refinished hardwood floors & crown moldings throughout, 10 ceiling w center medallion & tall, sunny bow front windows overlooking the Commonwealth Mall. This perfect layout continues w a sep wainscoted dining room open to the living room as well as the custom maple & granite kitchen w a large sunny window framing stunning views of stately Comm Ave. The south facing oversized master bdrm has a warm romantic f/p, huge sunlit bow window, a wall of closets w storage & space for a study. The perfect sized 2nd bdrm feature closets w storage & opens to your own private deck. A spa-like bath w stone topped double vanity, marble flrs, & heated towel rack is a delight, New c/ac, w/d, deeded direct parking!
Listed by Robert Cohen and Norma Cohen of Engel & Volkers Boston
Adorable front facing one bedroom in elevator building on the corner of Beacon and Dartmouth Streets. This 6th floor residence offers tree top views through a charming bay window- welcoming in plenty of sunlight. The living room is graced with Victorian details including a fireplace with ornate mantle. A good sized bedroom and bath reside off of the living space. This home belongs to a professionally managed building, originally built in the last 1800s for a mason and builder. The building features a common roofdeck with panoramic views of the Charles River and the city's skyline. Common laundry is also offered. Cats are permitted, but sorry no dogs. First showings at Saturday's open house 12-130
Listed by The Annette Given Team of The Charles Realty
Rental Price$3,000The price has recently decreased
MLS Number 72244554
AVAILABLE 10/27! Outstanding penthouse in a handsome building on the second block of picturesque Marlborough Street. Updated kitchen has a gas stove, granite counter tops, breakfast bar and dishwasher. Other features of this home include a gorgeous decorative marble mantle, exposed brick, washer/dryer in-unit and skylights that allow for wonderful natural light. High ceilings and updated bathroom. A spiral staircase leads you up to a serene private roof deck with resplendent views of the Back Bay skyline. Topping it all of is a tandem parking space located in a paved alley behind the building. Ideal Back Bay location just minutes from the Charles River, Beacon Hill, MGH, Esplanade, Boston Common and Newbury Street.
Listed by Frank Celeste and MACH2 Team of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
Rental Price$2,400The price has recently decreased
MLS Number 72244722
Available Novmber 15. This is a lovely FURNISHED garden unit with updated kitchen and bath near the Boston Public Garden. With all utilities inclusive, the unit faces trees, gets good light, and the new renovations include a granite kitchen with stainless appliances and shower/bath. Good closet space. In an ideal location, it is a 5 minute walk to the greenline T, and a 15 minute walk to MGH hospital. Inc. all utilities, internet & TV cable. Free cleaning every two weeks. 2 month minimum.
Rental Price$5,500The price has recently decreased
MLS Number 72244653
Ideally located in the center of Back Bay this nicely appointed 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home with parking and common roof deck fulfills everything on your check list! Perched on the 5th floor of The Prince building the condo features cathedral ceilings and enormous windows pouring in natural light while looking out on great views of Newbury Street. Spacious and open living/dining area with hardwood floors and charming wood burning fireplace. Updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Large and sunny master bedroom has space for king size bed and seating area. Lofted second bedroom with ensuite full bath. Direct access to one full parking space is included in the rent. The condo is in a well maintained, professionally managed elevator building with concierge and an exceptional common roof deck with stunning city views. Amazing opportunity to live in the middle of Back Bay and walk to fantastic restaurants and shopping just outside your door!
Single assigned parking spot available 9/1 on Back Street, directly behind 506 Beacon Street. Easy access to Mass Ave & Storrow Drive! First month's rent, last month's rent and $50 sticker deposit required with month to month agreement. Spot available is P-4, where silver Saab sedan is parked in the photo.
Listed by Michelle Gillard and Susan Macomber of Blackstone Williams Realty, LLC
Rental Price$2,800The price has recently decreased
MLS Number 72244716
Available November 1. This is a lovely garden unit with normal size windows facing south, and rear of building, near the Boston Public Garden. A+ location. One bed unit is renovatged with granite kitchen, stainless appliances, and a marble walk in shower. This sunny apt. is a 5 minute walk to the greenline T, and a 15 minute walk to MGH hospital. Inc. all utilities, internet & TV cable. Free cleaning every two weeks.
Rental Price$2,300The price has recently decreased
MLS Number 72244740
Dog-friendly, Sunny one bedroom on Newbury Street with hardwood floors, built-in microwave, and gas stove. Professionally managed building. Steps to Copley Square and some of the best shops and restaurants in Boston. Available for immediate occupancy.
Listed by Shant Koutoujian of New Wave Boston Real Estate
First time offered to the market in more than 30 years, 380 Beacon Street No. 1 is a coveted 3,300 square foot single floor residence at the prestigious Beacon Court Co-op. This private and gated enclave features four gorgeous brick buildings surrounding a meticulously landscaped courtyard. Residence No. 1 boasts direct elevator access, four exposures, ten foot ceilings, five fireplaces, Charles River views and tremendous additional storage. Current floorplan configured as three en suite bedrooms, with a large kitchen, formal dining room, living room with grand proportions, and a handsome library. With a full-time on-site superintendent, exclusive parking and great architectural detail, this special Back Bay home welcomes the discerning buyer.
Listed by Paul E. Grover and Brian Dougherty of Robert Paul Properties, Inc
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