Back Bay is without a doubt one of Boston’s most coveted neighborhoods, if not the most coveted. With classic brownstone architecture, world-class shopping, a plethora of dining options, and easy highway access, it’s no wonder that demand for Back Bay condos and apartments is high.
Strolling along the Commonwealth Avenue Mall and Newbury Street, it’s hard to imagine Back Bay was once under water. Originally a tidal bay, the area was filled in during the 1800s to create more land for housing. Today, Back Bay’s streets are lined with upscale shops and restaurants all leading down to the Public Garden’s edge. Newbury Street’s chic shopping options make it known as the Rodeo Drive of the East, and offers shoppers options ranging from luxury brands like Chanel and Valentino to contemporary staples, like Bebe and Lululemon. After a day of shopping, relax with coffee, dinner or drinks at one of the many sidewalk-cafes and restaurants lining the street.
With all of these amenities, you will never want to leave your home in Back Bay. But if you do, you can reach your destination via public transportation, car, or foot. Back Bay offers three Green Line subway stops, as well as Orange Line and Commuter Rail access at Back Bay Station. You can also hop on Storrow Drive or the MassPike, both with entrances in the neighborhood. Huntington Avenue will take you to points west. The Financial District is a roughly twenty minute walk, and Fenway is about 10-15 minutes away.
Tucked away amidst brownstones, row houses, and historic architecture, Back Bay offers multiple luxury building options, for those looking for both Boston luxury condominiums as well as luxury rentals. Despite the high demand and multiple options, finding a home in Back Bay isn’t difficult if you work with the right agent.