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Last updated: 5/15/19

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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Upcoming events
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Aug 23

Boston Neighborhood Basketball League

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Aug 26

Boston Neighborhood Basketball League

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Aug 27

Boston Neighborhood Basketball League

Boston Parks Summer Fitness series
Aug 28

Summer fitness series: Qigong in Bay Village

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Aug 22

Open Newbury Street, Caribbean Carnival Parades

Transportation
Boston Common Master Plan
Aug 7

Public input sought on the Boston Common Master Plan

Parks and Recreation
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Jul 24

Run to Home Base 5K, Puerto Rican Festival and Parade

Transportation
BCYF Mirabella Pool
Jul 18

Mayor declares heat emergency, opens BCYF Cooling Centers and pools to residents

Public Health Commission
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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.