This tiny blip on Boston’s suburban map is truly a village, housing approximately 1,000 total residents. Quaint brick rowhouses, brick-paved sidewalks, and gas street lamps are all features that add to its charm. “Rush hour” in Bay Village means an influx in foot traffic, explaining why the neighborhood tends to be a pleasant retreat from more urbanized areas in Boston.
The lush Boston Public Garden, and the sprawling Boston Common are both just minutes away. Somewhat ironically, this serene neighborhood is also the birthplace of Edgar Allan Poe.