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Back Bay

Situated within the heart of Boston alongside the Charles River, many of the city’s best shops and restaurants are clustered in this picturesque neighborhood. With an urban plan that mirrors Paris, Back Bay emanates a similarly sophisticated sensibility.

Homes for Sale in Back Bay, Boston

Renowned for its Parisian sensibilities and exquisite Victorian and Edwardian architecture, Back Bay is an elegant, tree-lined neighborhood that sits at the heart of Boston, Massachusetts.

Quintessentially Boston

Towering skyscrapers coexist with historic parks and buildings in this affluent waterfront community. Home to the upscale boutiques and sidewalk cafés of Newbury and Boylston Streets, Back Bay residents enjoy both the convenience of living in an urban center and the tranquility of a well-planned residential area. 

Back Bay is also the perfect place for thinkers and urban sophisticates, with major cultural institutions like the Boston Public Library and Symphony Hall being just a walk away. Architecture enthusiasts and history buffs can also find a wealth of must-see landmarks, such as the Old South Church – celebrated for its Italian Gothic architecture – and rows of meticulously preserved brownstone homes.

Leisurely lifestyles

Back Bay was envisioned by early city planners to be a residential-only area. Although commercial buildings have been allowed since the 1890s, the neighborhood continues to live up to its initial priority as a place of leisure and recreation.

Since it’s located beside the Charles River, you’ll often see Back Bay residents playing, jogging, or simply hanging out around the Esplanade that runs alongside it. There are also many walkable, poplar-lined boulevards and green spaces to explore, such as the Boston Public Garden, Copley Square, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall

A vast selection of real estate investments

From its central location to its stately character and history, it’s no surprise that Back Bay is home to prime real estate. Here, you can find a unique selection of condominiums, single-family homes, and co-op properties, some of which have been refashioned from the neighborhood’s historic mansions and row houses. 

Eager to learn more about this sophisticated community? Look through available Back Bay properties below. You can also get in touch with leading Boston real estate agent Jay Jentz by calling 617.201.5704 or emailing jay(dotted)jentz(at)compass(dotted)com.

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