Back Bay

The community features elegant architecture and vibrant commercial streets.

Welcome to Back Bay

If you’re wanting to live in a picture-perfect neighborhood, you’ll discover that Back Bay is one of the most appealing neighborhoods in the United States. The community features elegant architecture and vibrant commercial streets.
 
 

Attractions & Things to Do

Located along the Charles River and next to Downtown and the Public Garden, Back Bay offers plenty of activities. Residents enjoy access to a variety of unique shops, trendy restaurants, and vintage homes on Newbury Street, Boylston Street, and Commonwealth Avenue. Explore a variety of recreational opportunities in the Commonwealth Avenue Mall and on the Paul Dudley White Bicycle Path. The riverside Hatch Shell at the Boston Esplanade hosts a wonderful variety of concerts and festivals.
 
Popular attractions include the Prudential Center, John Hancock Tower, Trinity Church, and the Boston Public Library. You may even spot some celebrities walking around the main streets.
 

Real Estate

The residential streets are lined with brick sidewalks and stately Victorian row houses. If you’re thinking about buying a home in Boston’s Back Bay, contact Rooney Real Estate today or start your home search below.

Overview for Back Bay, MA

23,985 people live in Back Bay, where the median age is 34.7 and the average individual income is $108,170.17. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

23,985

Total Population

34.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$108,170.17

Average individual Income

Around Back Bay, MA

There's plenty to do around Back Bay, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

100
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
86
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
98
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Clothware, Concepts, and All She Wrote Books.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 3.19 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.46 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.22 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.45 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.5 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.31 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Back Bay, MA

Back Bay has 13,537 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Back Bay do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 23,985 people call Back Bay home. The population density is 35,065.15 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

23,985

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

34.7

Median Age

47.14 / 52.86%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
13,537

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$108,170.17

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Back Bay, MA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Back Bay. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Learning Project Elementary School
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Kingsley Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Snowden International School at Copley
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Kingsley Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
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