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Welcome to Back Bay, A Designated Neighborhood in Boston, MA - Real Estate and More

Welcome to Back Bay, Boston – Real Estate and More

Located in Norfolk County, Back Bay is one of 23 designated neighborhoods in Boston, MA. Known for its rows of Victorian brownstone homes, it is considered one of the best preserved examples of 19th-century urban design in the United States.

Prior to a colossal 19th-century filling project, Back Bay was a literal bay. Today, along with neighboring Beacon Hill, it is one of Boston’s two most expensive residential neighborhoods.

It is a fashionable shopping destination with Newbury and Boylston Streets as well as the Prudential Center and Copley Place. It is also home to some of Boston’s tallest office buildings, Hancock Place and Prudential Tower, along with the Hynes Convention Center and numerous major hotels.

Some of the many historic sites to see and delicious places to eat.

  1. The Boston Public Library – Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library (BPL) was the first large free municipal library in the United States. Today, the Boston Public Library system includes a Central Library, twenty-four branches, a map center, a business library, and a website filled with digital content.
  2. Trinity Church – Regarded as one of the finest buildings in America. “The church and parish house were designed by Henry Hobson Richardson and completed in 1877. Trinity Church is the building that established Richardson’s reputation. It is the birthplace and archetype of the Richardsonian Romanesque style, characterized by a clay roof, polychromy, rough stone, heavy arches, and a massive tower.”
  3. Old South Church – Established in 1669, Old South Church is one of the older religious communities in the United States. Members of the congregation have included Samuel Adams, William Dawes, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Sewall, and Phillis Wheatley.
  4. Charles River Esplanade – The Esplanade is a 17-mile stretch of land along the banks of the Charles River. Here you will find the Hatch Memorial Shell, a first class performance venue used for summer events, as well as walkways, playgrounds, ballfields and community boating.
  5. Eataly Boston – Located in the Prudential Center, Eataly is a vibrant Italian marketplace that features an array of cafes, counters, restaurants, and a cooking school. This is Chef Mario Batali’s Italian dining emporium concept.
  6. Capital Grille – Located in the Hynes Convention Center, The Capital Grille steakhouse is Boston’s premier destination for fine dining and fine wine. Consistently ranks highest on Tripadvisor, Yelp and Open Table.
  7. Top of the Hub Restaurant – New England’s Best View – Located 52 floors above the Back Bay in the Prudential Tower, their award winning cuisine and service blend with the beauty of the Boston skyline delivering a truly one-of-a-kind dining experience.
  8. Citrus & Salt – “NEW” Chef Jason Santos is turning Back Bay Harry’s into more of a sibling of one of his other restaurants, Buttermilk & Bourbon except Citrus & Salt will take its cues from coastal Mexican. Set to open around Halloween 2017.

The City of Boston is now called home to almost 6,873,018 residents. Estimated median household income is $78,800. Median home price is $560,300. Boston has a split tax rate; for fiscal year 2017, the real estate tax rate is $10.59 for residential and $25.37 for commercial and industrial properties.

Here are some important links that can help you navigate the City of Boston:

  1. City of Boston
  2. Boston Public Schools
  3. Boston Parks and Recreation
  4. Best Things to Do in the Back Bay
  5. Boston Elderly Commission – Council on Aging
  6. Utilities
  7. Guides to Boston
  8. Back Bay Attractions

Are you considering buying or selling a home in Back Bay, MA? Do you need a real estate lawyer? SINC Law provides comprehensive real estate closing services in Back Bay, MA. Call our office at 781-930-3189 and speak with Bill Sincavage.

Real Estate Lawyer in Allston, Bay Village, Beacon Hill and Boston, Massachusetts

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