Boston Massachusetts Back Bay Real Estate, Boston - Back Bay Area and Community Information

Back Bay is a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts and is located in Suffolk County. The 2013 population count is estimated to be 646,000 residents in the city of Boston and the estimated Back Bay population is 51,000. Homes found in the Back Bay are Victorian Brownstone homes and the neighborhood is an example of one of the best preserved urban design concepts in the United States.

Back Bay is served by the Boston Public School District and educates children from Kindergarten through grade 12. The school district operates more than 130 schools within the city. There are also many Charter and private schools located within the city and offers an alternative to public school education. Boston is also home to a great many colleges and universities adding to the educational foundation of the city. The diverse education offerings help to make homes for sale in Back Bay very attractive for families with school age children or anyone seeking higher education.

Back Bay real estate varies but is in the expensive range. Back Bay Boston properties are mostly condominiums and townhouses, but the Home Buyer may find the occasional single or multi-family home or a lot suitable for single family home construction. Back Bay is one of Boston’s most desirable neighborhoods with vintage homes, trendy shops and public transportation.

Residents seeking Back Bay Homes for sale should always secure the services of a qualified Boston Real Estate Agent. Roberta Orlandino will know the best Real Estate in Back Bay available and be able to help the home buyer find just the right home.


Back Bay was a tidal bay and filled in after a plan to build a milldam meant to connect the city and neighboring Watertown failed. The project created land for development and began in 1857. Gravel for the filling project was brought in by train from the outer suburbs of the city and the present day Back Bay was filled by 1882. Today, the Back Bay is populated with harmonious rows of three and four story residential brownstones. Back Bay is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Parks and Recreation

Residents searching for Boston Real Estate will appreciate the recreational opportunities offered by the Back Bay neighborhood. The city operates and maintains more than 2,000 acres of open space and neighborhood parks throughout the city, as well as a variety of recreational programs for family members of all ages.

Attractions and Activities

The city of Boston and all the neighborhoods, including Back Bay are happening places. Families in search of Boston Homes will find a variety of things to do in and near Back Bay. There are bike tours, museums, the Aquarium and the Historic Freedom Trail. One of the favorite summertime activities is a baseball game at Fenway Park. There are amazing sights to be seen in the city and can be best seen via the Trolley or Duck Boat Tours.


Like all city and towns, there are a variety of events designed to bring the city together in celebration. When searching for real estate in Boston  families will find two of the most popular events are the Boston Marathon held on Patriots Day and the Fourth of July Concert on the Esplanade. Other events include neighborhood tree lighting ceremonies during the holidays, concerts, food festivals and charitable events.

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