You’ve probably heard of Bay Village but never really understood what or where it is.
On the edges of South End, Back Bay and the Theater District, this little neighborhood (the smallest officially recognized in Boston) is home to just over 1,000 people and is comprised primarily of brick row houses. It’s quiet thanks to narrow one-way streets arranged in an irregular grid. A block party that resembles an outdoor full-service restaurant is thrown in the middle of the street each year.
One famous former resident, Edgar Allan Poe, is commemorated with a plaque in the neighborhood.