The neighborhood of Back Bay is located in the city of Boston, Massachusetts.
Back Bay offers a variety of experiences for home buyers who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time in green spaces. There are a very large number of lively parts in this part of Boston to explore. There is a broad selection of entertainment venues, there are masses of people around most of the time, and places to go out at night are well-spread throughout the neighborhood. Accessing public green spaces, including Charles River Reservation and Commonwealth Ave Mall, is very easy from most locations within the neighborhood since there are about 30 of them close by for residents to visit.
Large apartment buildings are the main housing type, representing the majority of the dwellings in Back Bay, while small apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. This neighborhood has a good variety of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Renters occupy roughly 60% of the properties in Back Bay whereas owners occupy the remainder. Most of the housing growth in this area happened before the 1960s.
It is especially easy to get to both a general and a specialty grocery store by walking from most houses for sale in this part of the city. Additionally, those who like to eat out won't have to go far in Back Bay, where over 200 restaurants and over 50 cafes are available. Residents benefit from a very large number of nearby clothing stores. When it comes to education, it is a very short walk to reach both primary and secondary schools from most homes for sale in Back Bay. Locals have the choice between public and private secondary schools.
No matter the medium of transportation, it is very convenient to travel in Back Bay. It is very convenient for pedestrians to move around in this neighborhood; many daily needs are very convenient to carry out on foot, and a very large number of businesses of different types can be found as well. Thanks to 2 rapid transit stations (Back Bay Station and Park Street Station) with access to the Red Line and Orange Line, and around 30 nearby bus lines, this part of the city is very transit friendly. Driving is also a fairly good transportation option in Back Bay. It is a very short car ride to the closest highway, such as Massachusetts Turnpike, from any location in Back Bay.