Back Bay is considered to be one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Boston, showcasing tree-line streets and beautiful brownstones. Back Bay is home to some of the best shopping destinations with trendy boutiques on Newbury and Boylston Streets, Copley Place Mall and The Shops at The Prudential Center.
Many of Boston’s luxury hotels are located in the Back Bay including The Mandarin Oriental, The Four Seasons, The Fairmont Copley, The Taj, Copley Marriott, Westin and more.
Boston’s Back Bay is also rich in culture. The Boston Public Library was founded in 1848 and was the first large free municipal library in the United States. The library holds approximately 8.9 million books, and boasts a wealth of rare books and manuscripts, maps, musical scores, and prints.
Luxury Homes, Lofts, and Condos
The Four Seasons is a highly coveted address located in Boston’s Back Bay, across from the Public Garden and Boston Common. The exclusive address is home to a five diamond hotel and 95 luxury condos ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms and penthouse suites. Fully constructed and opened in 1985, the building has been completely renovated in 1993 by renowned, Boston based CBT Architects. Owning a condo at the Four Seasons Boston may easily be compared to a lifelong vacation of luxury living.
The Clarendon is designed by world-renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP. This classically elegant 33 story luxury residential tower features 103 graciously appointed one, two and three bedroom luxury condominiums residences starting on the 15th Floor and luxury rentals on the floors below. The Clarendon, developed by Related Companies and The Beal Companies, offering a repertoire of unparalleled services and amenities amid a relaxed and elegant atmosphere, presents “The Way to Live.”
One Charles is centrally located between Back Bay and Downtown Crossing, across the Boston Common and Public Garden. Built in 2004, the luxury building was developed by Millennium Partners and designed by Handel Architects. The 231 condos within the building range from studios to 3 bedrooms. The building is one of the most lavish in all of Boston, featuring modern and luxurious finishes and decor. The building is widely known as one of Boston’s nicest, best located properties.
The Mandarin is the newest addition to Boston’s blossoming high end condominium community. Units feature floor to ceiling windows, glass Juliet balconies, private roof gardens, marble entry foyers, state of the art kitchens, whisper central A/C and 10+ foot ceilings. Each unit comes with at least 1 garage/valet optional parking space. Mandarin Oriental residents and guests will enjoy in building fine dining restaurants, high end retail, in condo spa treatments, room service, concierge services, dry cleaning, and preferred reservations at Mandarin’=s around the world.
What to do in the Back Bay
Some of the other popular luxury buildings in the Back Bay are:
Foodies love dining in the Back Bay! There are hundreds of restaurants to choose from offering every type of cuisine ranging from casual to elegant, at every price point. Some of the local hotspots include:
- The Capital Grille
- Abe & Louis
- Joe’s American Bar and Grill
- Back Bay Social Club
- The Bristol Lounge at The Four Seasons
- Casa Romero
- The Cheesecake Factory
- Brasserie Jo
- The Oak Long Bar + Kitchen
- Legal Seafoods
- Turner Fisheries
- Smith & Wollensky
- The Melting Pot