Nudging up against Beacon Hill on the banks of the Charles River, Lower Back Bay is one of the the city’s premier sub-neighborhoods. Its stately rows of 19th-century brownstones with its myriad shopping and dining options alongside the one and only Boston Public Garden make it a highly desirable place to live.
Bounded by the Charles River to the north, Lower Back Bay’s western edge runs along Dartmouth Street from the river to Stuart street, which forms its southern boundary. Its eastern edge runs along Arlington Street from the river to Boylston, where it juts eastward to Charles Street. In this corner it adds three prestigious, full-service condominium complexes in One Charles, the Four Seasons Residences and the Heritage on the Garden.
There are about 80 home sales a year in Lower Back Bay, with the average time before an offer coming in at 48 days. A typical property trades for about $1,400 per square foot.
Lower Back Bay’s location in the heart of the city attracts executives, entrepreneurs and other professionals. Its divinely preserved residential streets appeal to the most well-heeled families as well. There is a range of luxury brand shopping to be done on lower Newbury and Boylston streets. Naturally, there are also many fine dining options. , Finally, its proximity to the Charles River and the boutiques of Charles Street in Beacon Hill add to its already impressie allure.