The Incredible Neighborhood of Back Bay

Back Bay

If you’re looking for a neighborhood in Boston to call home, or simply venture out to, with a true Bostonian feel, Back Bay is the destination for you. This neighborhood is home to some of the tallest buildings in the city that make up the Boston skyline. Additionally, it has some of the best preserved 19th century rows of Victorian brownstone homes in the country.

Back Bay

The neighborhood is in a perfect location between Fenway Park, the Charles River, and Boston Common. Residents and sightseers alike have access to highly rated dining options, shopping destinations, and plenty of entertainment throughout the area. A few of the neighborhood’s most famous attractions include Newbury Street, Copley Square, and the Prudential Center.

Newbury St

Newbury Street is one of the most famous streets in all of Boston. The street is 8 blocks and extends through all of Back Bay. It’s lined with clothing and accessory stores, restaurants, beauty salons, specialty shops, cafés, home decor stores, and so much more. As previously mentioned, beautiful Victorian brownstones line this street and the ones surrounding it as well. The brick sidewalks and traditional Boston homes truly gives the area a beautiful and historic feel.

Back Bay

Copley Square

Copley Square is centrally located in the neighborhood of Back Bay. It is home to Trinity Church, the Boston Public Library, and the tallest building in the city of Boston. There are always markets and events going on in the square, such as the famous Christmas tree lighting that takes place every year after Thanksgiving and the Menorah lighting for the start of Hanukkah. Likewise, you can always find food trucks on the outer perimeters of the square serving up something delicious. Retail stores, office buildings, lunch spots, and 5-star dining options.

Back Bay

The Pru

The Prudential Tower is perhaps one of the most famous buildings in the city. The building has multiple business tenants, a mall below, and many restaurants. One of the restaurants occupies the 52nd floor of the tower giving its visitors an incredible dining experience. The Top of the Hub lets its guests dine 52 floors up with beautiful views of the city all while indulging in award winning cuisine. Two floors below, the observation deck allows for visitors to catch a glimpse of picturesque views of Boston from the highest observation deck in New England.


Apart from the attractions, nightlife, and things to do, Back Bay is easily accessible as well. You can get in and out easily using the Green Line, Orange Line, Commuter Rail, or Amtrak. Additionally, the Mass Pike is on the edge of the neighborhood. The beautiful homes in the area are protected by law under the Back Bay Architectural Commission, and luxury apartments and condos are available as well. Furthermore, the busy area has many office buildings meaning both work and play are right outside your door if you choose to live in this neighborhood. The convenience is unmatched, and the historical beauty and architecture is stunning throughout the area. Back Bay is an incredible neighborhood to call home, just ask us!

Moving Greater Boston operates out of Back Bay on Boylston Street. As experts on the area, we highly recommend this neighborhood to anyone and everyone. Whether you’ve lived here for 10 years or you’re moving in from out-of-state, this Boston neighborhood is top of the line.

About the Author

Joshua Stephens is the founder and president of Moving Greater Boston and a Vice President of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Warren Residential. After graduating from UMASS Amherst with a degree in psychology in 2008, Josh dedicated five years to social service work on the North Shore before joining Berkshire Hathaway in 2013, where he found his professional calling and quickly distinguished himself as a motivated innovator capable of synthesizing the needs of buyers, sellers, investors, and developers. In just a few short years, Josh formed Moving Greater Boston and achieved over $100 million in sales after only 7 years in the business. Josh's team has been consistently recognized at both the local and national levels, receiving numerous prestigious awards for sales and customer service. Last year, the Moving Greater Boston team was awarded the coveted Chairman’s Circle Platinum award for all of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, which recognizes agents and teams that are in the top 1% for sales across a network of over 70,000 agencies. In 2017, Josh was also personally selected to serve on the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services National REthink Council, an honor bestowed upon only 15 agents among thousands of applicants. Despite his many and ongoing successes in the world of real estate, Joshua has never lost sight of his social work roots. A compassionate and principled professional who knows the value of strong communities, Josh continues his advocacy outside of the office by being actively involved in a number of local organizations and charities. In 2016, he was instrumental in conceptualizing and developing Business Networking International (BNI) Prospect Hill, an organization that connects local business professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs. As a native of Massachusetts, Joshua has an intimate knowledge of Boston real estate, while having a degree in psychology helps him to understand each of his clients' unique needs, enabling him to connect them with ideal communities, an opportunity which he considers both a priority and privilege. Rather than simply facilitating the buying and selling of property, Josh views his role as a realtor as a lifelong commitment to continually serving the best interests of the people who have put their trust in him. Josh continually strives for excellence in service, provides in-depth knowledge of the market, and blends unwavering integrity with amenable good humor to alleviate the stress of real estate transactions and assure the experience is one that lets the sensation of being in the perfect place, at the perfect time, truly resonate.