Bay Village

Bay Village, made up of six square primarily residential blocks, is the smallest officially recognized neighborhood in Boston. Protected as a historic district, it maintains its original charm of brick sidewalks and row houses, small pocket gardens, and gas-lit street lamps in the Federal period style. Located adjacent to Back Bay, South End, Chinatown, and next to the Theatre District, Bay Village is the original home to Boston's film industry and many speakeasies during the 1920s and 30s. It's is also the birthplace of poet and author, Edgar Allan Poe. Host to Tuft Medical Center, Boston Center for Adult Education and the Bay Village Neighborhood Association, this enclave has a walk score of 98 and transit score of 100.