Back Bay

Some of Boston's most notable architecture can be found in Back Bay, from the Central Branch of Boston Public Library to Trinity Church across the street to the brownstones in the neighborhood.

Real Estate Statistics

Total Listings: 304
Average Price: $1,285,165
Highest Price: $15,000,000
Lowest Price: $48

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Get to know Back Bay

Parks and squares

Bordering Back Bay and Beacon Hill neighborhoods is the Boston Common and Public Garden. Originally where early settlers brought their cows to graze, the Boston Common is now home to swan boats, public art, playgrounds, and events, such as Shakespeare on the Common.

With a fountain, grassy space, and benches, the area in front of Trinity Church is a popular place to relax and take in the scene. You'll find the Copley Square Farmers' Market there on Fridays.

Go back to sixteenth-century Rome in the courtyard at the Boston Public Library and enjoy the warm sun, the cool marble, and the romantic fountain. Grab a bite from the library's Map Room Cafe and enjoy at one of the cafe tables that line the perimeter.

Notable institutions

  • Boston Public Library
  • Trinity Church

Neighborhood restaurants and bars

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Public transportion

Get to downtown Boston, the suburbs, or New York City from Back Bay: the Orange line, commuter rail, and Amtrak all run through Back Bay station located at 145 Dartmouth Street.

Major roads and highways

The Mass Pike runs under Back Bay; you can get on and off at several locations.

Photo of Boston Public Library by Daniel Schwen (CC BY-SA 2.5)

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