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Welcome to Back Bay


Welcome to Back Bay

Upscale shopping and vibrant nightlife, set against Boston’s trademark historic charm.

The landscape of Back Bay was inspired by Paris; browsing shop-lined Newbury Street, dining at sidewalk cafés, and strolling along the Commonwealth Avenue Mall all channel the City of Lights. Originally the site of a true bay, early city planners filled in hundreds of acres of tidal flats to create this unique residential district, which has represented elegant living in Boston since the turn of the last century.

What to Expect

A sophisticated urban center with a residential feel.

The cluster of restaurants, shops, and cultural institutions centered in the Back Bay speak to its prime position within the city. Yet the are amaintains a residential feel, with apartments perched amid Newbury Street boutiques. Back Bay residents have the city at their fingertips, from morning strolls past the willow-draped ponds of the Public Garden to evenings of outdoor dinners on Newbury Street and performances at Symphony Hall.

The Lifestyle

Cosmopolitan and polished.

Newbury Street has long been home to Boston’s most upscale shops. Its couturiers are clustered at the east end by the entrance to the Public Garden, led by haute local jeweler Shreve, Crump & Low. Further west, galleries and independent boutiques thrive alongside sidewalk cafés.

With walkable avenues and ample green space, the Back Bay is ideal for the active set. Often seen jogging or setting up a game of croquet on the Esplanade along the Charles River, its residents promote a sense of leisured playfulness.

Unexpected Appeal

Bubbly revelers and engaging nightlife atmosphere.

The Back Bay has several popular bars and restaurants, so music and conversations can often carry through the city streets at night. Weekends can bring high foot-traffic along Newbury Street and the Prudential shopping district, when the rest of the city gravitates towards the Back Bay in pursuit of the latest fashions.

The Market

Condominiums carved out of historic mansions and row houses abut stately single family townhomes along grand tree-lined streets and the Charles River.

Stately Back Bay is a lovely, yet expensive mixture of condominiums, single families, and rental apartments, with the rare co-op thrown in. Many buildings have elevators, but it’s not uncommon to have a fifth floor walk up to a prime home. Concierge and on-site superintendents are more common here than other parts of the city, but are still fairly unusual.

You'll Fall In Love With

Chic shopping on Newbury Street and verdant strolls through the Public Garden.

Back Bay’s tree-lined boulevards, boutique windows, and sidewalk cafés imbue the neighborhood with residential charm. As swan-shaped boats paddle slowly through the parks, residents are likely to sit and read on benches along poplar-lined boulevards, nodding hellos to dog-walking neighbors as they pass. Many of the homes have elegant carved oak doors, with manicured plots that lead up to them. Back Bay is also home to the historic Old South Church, a landmark example of Italian Gothic architecture that rests on the border of Copley Square.

Luxury Buildings

With a plethora of luxurious lifestyle options there’s a deal of ultra-luxury developments.

Many of these offer amenities such as concierge for ease of access in everyday living. Along with garage or valet parking, on-site dining options, and private resident spaces for exclusive use. You’ll often times find fitness options, outdoor roof decks courtyards, or elevator access throughout.

Four Seasons One Dalton

The Four Seasons One Dalton is a new addition to the Back Bay Skyline, and the tallest in New England. The homes here are defined by their contemporary character, sophistication, and painstaking attention to detail. Each residence features generous layouts and floor-to-ceiling windows, while offering tremendous comfort and luxurious livability in Boston’s finest neighborhood. Kitchens have top-of-the-line finishes, from brand names like SubZero, Wolf and SieMatic Cabinetry. Amenities for owners include A Wellness Spa, indoor pool, Golf Simulator, yoga studio & an entertainment gallery with a theatre, and pet spa. Three onsite restaurants; Trifecta, One + One, and Zuma.

Raffles Boston

The Raffles’ Brand is arriving in North America with its star product Raffles Boston. The newest construction to break ground in Back Bay, on the site for the former Boston Common Hotel & Convention center. 33 Stories including a 147 Key hotel, and 146 luxury residences. Topping close to 400ft. Homes will range from One to Three Bedrooms with Floor-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, and the best of the best appliances. Amenities are set to include an indoor pool & fitness center, spa, roof-top garden, and Six on-site dining and drinking experiences.

1 Charles

High-rise living at the magnificent, 1 Charles, walking distance to the Boston Common & Public Garden. A Millennium partners development, completed in 2005. A full-service building with a 24 Hour Concierge, 3rd Floor Amenity space including Gym and Lounge, and available valet parking. Homes feature floor-to-ceiling windows, Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances. 1 Charles is walking distance to Green, Red & Orange T-lines, and easy access to 93 or the Pike.

Zero Marlborough

Sitting on the corner of Arlington & Marlborough features Zero Marlborough, some of Boston’s premier real estate, is a pre-war condo conversion. Newly developed in 2008, the building houses some of Boston’s finest residences. They are floor-through homes, each over 3000 square feet and direct elevator access. The building has a full-time concierge & doorman. The finest shopping and dining are right outside your door on Newbury St. and a short walk to The MBTA Green Line and Red-Line stations.

Trinity Place

Trinity Place is a high-rise full service building in the middle of Back Bay’s Copley Square. The Prudential Center & Newbury St. are right outside and available to access at a moment's notice. The concierge offers valet parking & full-time doorman, gym, and professional on-site management. Built with the thought of customization in mind, all the homes have been built out to the owner's desires. Many of the homes are also available to rent.