Back Bay

The architecture and buildings in the Back Bay are truly beautiful and unique.

Welcome to Back Bay

Boston’s Back Bay is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Boston Proper. An area full of great architecture, endless activity, and history. Newbury Street is a top destination and international attraction that runs through the Back Bay and is prime for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Head a few blocks to the north and take in the beautiful esplanade that runs along the Charles River where the activity possibilities are endless.
 
The architecture and buildings in the Back Bay are truly beautiful and unique. Each is almost totally different from the next. The streets lined with brick rowhouses and brownstones all date back to the 1800s when they were originally constructed. The main streets in the area include Beacon Street, Commonwealth Avenue, Marlborough, Newbury, and Boylston Streets which all run east and west taking you either outside of the city or towards the Boston Common, Public Garden, and Downtown. Residential and retail spaces are found throughout in a varied mix of street by street.
 

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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
95
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Whiskful, Natasha Wellness, and Clothware.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.01 miles 29 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.29 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.19 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.95 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.59 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.13 miles 25 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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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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