Upper Back Bay

Back Bay


Known for its rows of meticulously planned—and preserved—Victorian brownstones, the streets of Upper Back Bay offer some of the finest examples of 19th-century urban planning in the country. This fashionable, upscale neighborhood offers a seamless marriage of residential charm and commercial appeal, with abundant dining and shopping options within walking distance of its neighborhood streets.


Situated on the southern bank of the Charles River, Upper Back Bay occupies a tidy grid in the northwestern portion of the Back Bay. Bounded on the north by the river, Upper Back Bay’s southern boundary runs along Boylston Street from just past Massachusetts Avenue to Dartmouth Street, which form its western and eastern boundaries, respectively. Adjacent to the Lower Back Bay, this neighborhood consists of the numerically higher addresses on Comm Ave, Marlborough and Beacon Streets.


In 2021, 50 properties traded above $2M, an increase from 41 sales in the year prior. The price per square foot in the area also rose from $1,382 to $1,496 (over 8.27%) in 2021. The sales volume jumped nearly 35% from $150M last year to $202M this year. The single family home at 445-447 Marlborough Street sold for $8,600,000, the highest sales price in this sub-neighborhood, with a price per square foot of $1,386.

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