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Living in Back Bay Boston

Back Bay is the 6th most walkable neighborhood in Boston with 21,929 residents.

Back Bay has world-class public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Bay Village, South End, Beacon Hill, Chinatown, Downtown Crossing, Fenway and West End.

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Walk Score of Back Bay, Boston, MA

Back Bay is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

Photo of Park Street Station in Back Bay, Boston

Park Street Station

Photo of On The Street in Back Bay, Boston

On The Street

Daily errands do not require a car in Back Bay Boston.

Back Bay is the 6th most walkable neighborhood in Boston with a Walk Score of 97.

Find apartments in Boston's most walkable neighborhoods: North End, Chinatown and Bay Village.

Back Bay Boston Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for 2 Clarendon St in the Back Bay area
$2,000
1 bed
Walk Score 98
Rental info for 17 Garrison St in the Back Bay area
$3,800
1 bed
Walk Score 98
Rental info for 304 Newbury Street in the Back Bay area
from $3,000
1 bed
Walk Score 96
Rental info for 755 Boylston St in the Back Bay area
$5,500
2 bed
Walk Score 100
Rental info for 62 Boylston Str Apart. - R in the Back Bay area
$2,350
1 bed
Walk Score 99
Rental info for 132 Hemenway St in the Back Bay area
$2,000
2 bed
Walk Score 93
Rental info for 49 Symphony Rd in the Back Bay area
$3,000
3 bed
Walk Score 96
Rental info for 32 Westland Avenue in the Back Bay area
$1,950
1 bed
Walk Score 97

Back Bay Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Back Bay to other Boston neighborhoods.

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Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

4 Beacon Hill 97 100 77 8,960
5 Downtown Crossing 97 100 82 949
6 Back Bay 97 98 88 21,929
7 Downtown 95 100 83 2,307
8 West End 95 100 83 5,951

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 658 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Back Bay.

People in Back Bay can walk to an average of 29 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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thumbnail for Park Street StationVarious food & drink stands & trucks above & transfer to the Red or Green train lines below.

Ian R Hutchinson
on Park Street Station

Transit Score of Back Bay, Boston, MA

Back Bay is a Rider’s Paradise

World-class public transportation. Find Back Bay Boston apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Back Bay has world-class public transportation and about 14 bus, 4 rail, 2 subway and 1 light rail lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Back Bay on public transit.

icon for car shares in Back Bay

Back Bay has about 28 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar, Hertz On Demand and Enterprise CarShare.

Neighborhood Guides

Thinking of renting an apartment or buying in Back Bay Boston? Ask our neighborhood guides a question.

Voula Paras

I grew up in west Roxbury mass, I am currently a home maker mother of 2, am engaged, travel around Boston and surrounding towns daily. I am a motivated go getter willing to try new things with a great scence of humor. Feel free to contact me if needed any info about Boston and surrounding towns.

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Photo of On The Street in Back Bay, Boston

On The Street

Photo of Resting Place in Back Bay, Boston

Resting Place

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MBTA

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Bike Score of Back Bay, Boston, MA

Back Bay is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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icon for bike shares in Back Bay

Bike sharing is available from Hubway.

Photo of George Washington Statue in Back Bay, Boston

George Washington Statue

Photo of Resting Place in Back Bay, Boston

Resting Place

Photo of MBTA in Back Bay, Boston

MBTA

Photo of Park Street Historical District in Back Bay, Boston

Park Street Historical District

Photo of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream in Back Bay, Boston

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

Photo of BerryLine in Back Bay, Boston

BerryLine

thumbnail for On The StreetThis is a beautiful statue located in the Boston commons. You will see lots of beautiful ones like this. They are one of a kind and a nice walk around the common you will see more

Voula Paras
on On The Street

Photo of Copley Square Farmers Market in Back Bay, Boston

Copley Square Farmers Market

Photo of Local Art On Newbury in Back Bay, Boston

Local Art On Newbury

Photo of Boston Duck Tours in Back Bay, Boston

Boston Duck Tours

Photo of Isabella Street Park in Back Bay, Boston

Isabella Street Park

thumbnail for MBTAThis is what Boston's MBTA bus looks like, there are great you can buy day passes or monthly passes. They have a/c and heat for your comfort as you travel around Boston

Voula Paras
on MBTA

Back Bay is Talking About...

play cheers coffee bar boston public library the esplanade food drink newbury street eat walk copley square lunch dinner train back bay party bostonstrong beer boston public garden

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Photo of Bay Village Fire Station in Back Bay, Boston

Bay Village Fire Station

Photo of Cuffs Irish Bar in Back Bay, Boston

Cuffs Irish Bar

Photo of Quest Eternal in Back Bay, Boston

Quest Eternal

thumbnail for Park Street Historical DistrictThis is a historical building of Boston, if in area and interested in the history of it must stop by here. Great place

Voula Paras
on Park Street Historical District

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