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Last updated: 5/24/18

Back Bay

A picture-perfect neighborhood in the City of Boston.

The Back Bay is one of the most appealing neighborhoods in America. It's also a protected historic district.

Back Bay
Boston, MA 02116
United States

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Jun 20

New leaders for Fair Housing Office and Environment, Energy, and Open Space cabinet

Mayor's Office
Order to ring bells in celebration of emancipation, 1865 December 30, Docket 1865-020-I, Proceedings of the City Council, Collection 0100.001, Boston City Archives
Jun 19

Notes from the archives: Juneteenth

Archives and Records Management
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Jun 19

Mayor Walsh chooses law firm to represent City of Boston in litigation against the...

Mayor's Office
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Jun 18

Mayor Walsh recommends 35 projects for inclusion in Community Preservation funding

Mayor's Office
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Neighborhood features

Unique shops, trendy restaurants, and vintage homes are found on its main streets, including:

  • Newbury Street
  • Boylston Street, and
  • Commonwealth Avenue.

It’s not uncommon to see celebrities walking around these beautiful streets. Even the Back Bay’s buildings are famous. You’ll find:

  • the Prudential Center
  • the John Hancock Tower
  • Trinity church, and
  • the Boston Public Library.