The Back Bay Neighborhood

Back Bay, a quintessential neighborhood located in the heart of Boston, is home to many historical landmarks and famous for its row of Victorian Brown Houses. Apartments in Back Bay are extremely sought after due to their centrally located proximity to the Financial DistrictLongwood Medical Area, as well as several colleges: Berkley College of MusicBoston Architectural College and a stone throw away to Boston University and Northeastern University.
Back Bay is listed on The National Registry of Historical Places and has a fine example of 19th century urban architecture. The area has a big city bustle feeling with its many high end shops on famous Newbury Street which is considered the 5th Avenue of New England. Boylston Street which runs parallel to Newbury Street also has many shops in Prudential Center/Copley Place, bars, restaurants and is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Commonwealth Avenue offers a beautiful tree-lined street with many side streets leading towards the Charles River where people are seen strolling, biking and jogging on paths that run along the esplanade.


Back Bay is known for its mix of residents and cultural diversity, which attracts students, young professional, as well as long-term residents. The area has much to offer with an array of art galleries, major theater, ballet and symphony not to mention a very vibrant night life. Considered as the Hub of the Hub of Boston, Back Bay has everything at your doorstop.

Every Live Realty Boston agent thoroughly understands every aspect of Back Bay’s real estate market, including the current available apartment inventory in each neighborhood. With each new renter/client we work with, we leverage that local knowledge to become a trusted neighborhood resource for them. Even after a client chooses a Back Bay apartment that suits them, our agents are always available to provide any needed guidance that helps them get off to a great start in their new neighborhood.

Accessing Back Bay – Back Bay can be easily accessed from many directions and modes of transportation. The MBTA’s Green Line’s BCE branch provides access to ArlingtonCopleyHynes Convention Center, and Prudential stations. The Orange Line’s Back Bay station is also an MBTA Commuter Rail and Amtrak station. Massport’s new Logan Express bus is a convenient way for residents to connect between Back Bay and Logan Airport. The bus stops every 20 minutes daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hynes Convention Center and Copley MBTA Station. The Logan Express bus ride to Logan Airport takes 20 minutes and stops at all terminals with a fare of $5 per passenger with payment by credit card. The ride is free to riders with a current, valid MBTA pass.

Parking in Back Bay –Having a car in the city is always a challenge. Residents in the Back Bay can register a car and receive a resident parking sticker. However, finding a parking space can be challenging because there are far more parking permits issues than parking spaces. Many residents that choose to have a car in the Back Bay rent designated parking spaces in many of the alley ways off Commonwealth Avenue or pay a monthly fee for many underground garages that are in the area such as the parking garage at Prudential CenterLive Realty Boston can help make exclusive arrangements with parking spaces.

Back Bay Housing Market – Back Bay has several selections for housing, from shoulder to shoulder brownstones to high rise towers. The style of the rental property varies depending on the section of Back Bay. Commonwealth AvenueBeacon Street and the side streets that shoot off these beautiful tree lined avenues offer historical brownstone housing that is the trademark of BostonBoylston Street has several high rise buildings that offer luxury accommodations with many building amenities. Live Reality Boston agents will assist in finding the rental property that best suits clients tastes and budgets.

Live Realty Boston hopes you’ll put our local experts to work to find the new rental apartment or new home that suits your needs perfectly. Call 617-487-8227 to get moving!

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