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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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May 16

Bike share expansion and start of 2019 bike program series announced

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May 13

Applications for the 2019-2020 SPARK council now open

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May 7

Boston, MBTA partner to offer CharlieCards at City Hall and library locations

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May 7

2019 bike program series, investments in bike infrastructure announced

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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.