Back Bay is one of Boston’s most sought after areas, with some of the best shopping along Newbury Street, beautiful brownstones, iconic buildings and a huge range of dining options.
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There are a huge range of listings throughout Back Bay to suit everyone, as well as a range of buildings offering high-end amenities in prime locations.
From high rises to historic brownstones, no matter what type of home you’re looking for, the Back Bay offers a huge range of options. Check out the latest listings here.
During a Twitter chat with the mayor last week many Boston residents suggested the idea of closing some of the cities’ most popular streets to cars for select days and opening them to pedestrians.
City officials have now confirmed that this idea has already begun taking shape for months and Newbury Street will be closed to cars for one day this summer.
By mid-June city officials will announce what day this will occur in the popular Back Bay shopping area. This will be the first test day in what will potentially be a reoccurring event throughout the city.
“The ability to let the public and pedestrians go in a place normally owned by vehicles and not be hindered by traffic and worry about crossing the street is a good thing,” said Jerome Smith, Mayor Walsh’s chief of civic engagement.
If this initial event attracts enough attention and works well then the city will look at ways to expand the initiative to other streets or to occur more frequently.
Depending on how businesses feel about the day and how well it works with the surrounding area it could even become a monthly event.
While the public has shown an excitement for the idea, certain safety precautions need to be made and specific event details need to be laid out before the concept becomes a reality.
What do you think of the idea? Let us know and stay tuned for the official date!
With warm weather upon us Boston residents are looking beyond their local parks for beautiful outdoor space. Instead, they’re looking up to the roofs of their own buildings.
The list of amenities in buildings new and old throughout Boston is growing and one major perk that many of them have in common is stunning roof decks.
As the sun shines and the temperature rises, this addition is definitely something to consider when searching for your new home. We’ve highlighted just a few of the beautiful luxury buildings either in construction or already open with roof decks around popular neighborhoods in Boston.
The beautiful location means this roof deck is all about the views, with a mixture of trees, Newbury Street architecture and the high rises around the Prudential Center. This roof provides a quiet space in a busy area.
A fully stocked beauty section, a huge shoe department as well as everything else you’d expect from a TJ Maxx is available at the new location. Some high tech additions have also been included in the store such as wi-fi and charging stations.
One of the most exciting aspects of the new store is the Runway section, which is only available at 80 TJ Maxx stores in the country. The Runway features pieces from top of the line luxury designers such as, Christian Louboutin, Versace and Yves Saint Laurent.
There has been huge amounts of anticipation leading up to this opening and the historic building and prominent location are promising for future success.
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Condo prices around Massachusetts are higher than the prices of single-family homes for the first time in 4 years.
The Warren Group reports that this is only the second time in 20 years that this has occurred. The median condo price has increased by over 10% to $320,000 in March while the median price of a single-family home has decreased to $315,000.
This is good news for all the luxury condo developments popping up around Boston, while new single-family home construction and sales have slowed since 2012.
The CEO of The Warren Group, Timothy M. Warren Jr., said in the report, “The many luxury units coming online in Greater Boston have clearly had an outsize effect on the market, while the median price of a single-family home has dipped slightly in recent months. It’s certainly good news for the condo developers currently in permitting or under construction.”
Boston residents are willing to pay a hefty price for prime parking, but just how much do these prices vary throughout the city?
A report by the real estate research site NeighborhoodX breaks down the purchase price of various Boston parking spaces throughout some of the most popular residential areas. The prices range from $50,000 in South End to the most expensive on the list, $390,000 in Beacon Hill.
With Beacon Hill being one of the city’s most sought after residential neighborhoods, it’s no surprise you’ll have to pay top dollar to park there too. The Brimmer Street Garage parking spaces generally range from $250,000 to $390,000.
Back Bay parking follows close behind, with the most expensive spaces on Marlborough St. priced at $305,000, approximately $1,743/sq.ft. There are a few cheaper options in this area as well, with a spot purchased on Newbury Street for $108,500.
Downtown is right in the middle, with a parking space purchase price of $105,000. The cheapest parking spot sales happened in the South End, ranging from $50,000 to $87,500.
Three major real estate developments are set to transform three of the biggest Boston train stations: North Station, Back Bay Station and South Station.
The Boston Globe reported that these complex projects will bring with them residential towers, retail complexes, parking garages, improved train stations and even potentially one of the tallest buildings in the city. To keep up to date on the latest information regarding all of these new developments as they happen click here.
Developer Boston Properties has created a vision for the transformation of Back Bay Station, including three towers of 26, 28 and 34 stories rising above the station. Not far from the One Dalton luxury residences, this trio would include approximately 600 residences, retail and office space. The whole area would total around 1.26 million square feet and would reconnect Back Bay and the South End.
While the ambitious Back Bay project may be a few years away, Boston Properties along with Delaware North have already begun the project planned for North Station. The Hub at Causeway includes a 38-story residential tower, a large retail complex, restaurants, offices, hotels and an improved station.
South Station is also facing exciting change and could finally see one of the city’s biggest towers from the Houston developer Hines. The two tower project could reach 677-feet and is being developed to include more housing while also including office space and hotels.
Situated in Boston’s Back Bay, the development of One Dalton, according to Boston Magazine, is poised to be the tallest residential building in Boston. At 61 stories, One Dalton will elevate the Back Bay skyline with development to be completed by 2018.
Managing the building will be the hotel company, the Four Seasons. The number of residential towers managed by Four Seasons is a rarity, occurring only in London, New York and Shanghai. Now, Boston will join that trio. The developer on the project, Richard Friedman of Carpenter & Company, is a well-recognized luxury developer in the Boston area. His work can be found in luxury sites like the Liberty Hotel and Charles Hotel. Working with Friedman are Architect Henry Cobb and interior designer Thierry Despont. Bostonians recognize Henry Cobb’s work for his designs of the John Hancock Tower, Boston’s tallest skyscraper.
Like the design of the John Hancock tower, One Dalton will be a towering glass structure with floor-to-ceiling windows and 360-degree views of the Boston skyline in one of Boston’s most popular neighborhoods. The curved front of the building will complement the existing neighborhood paths and lead to the entrance of the Four Seasons Hotel that will sit on its lower levels with 184 luxury condominium units above it.
Thierry Despont will design the interior of One Dalton. Like that of Friedman and Cobb, Despont is also well versed in the luxury market, having worked on projects such as London’s Claridge’s hotels and the Ritz Paris.
One Dalton will feature luxury amenities such as a private restaurant on the 50th floor, a private theater, spa, golf simulation room and health club. A 24-hour valet, laundry services and housekeeping add to the five star amenities.
Boston is taking luxury to new heights with Millennium Tower being constructed in Downtown and Twenty Two Liberty rising in the Seaport. Friedman says Boston is ready for such luxury residences. Soon Back Bay will add to this changing landscape becoming home to the tallest luxury residence that will form the Boston skyline.
Images from Boston Properties’ proposal to the Boston Redevelopment Authority show a tower of mismatched rectangular boxes stacked high atop the current site. The exact height and type of residences were at first left unanswered. However, new updates reported by Curbed showed the inclusion of three towers at 26, 28 and 34 stories respectively. The tallest would house 600 residences while the first tower is likely to incorporate a supermarket and department stores.
Bringing the two communities of Back Bay and the South End together through the revitalization of Back Bay Station and the addition of businesses and residences would be an added benefit to the proposed station design.