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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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NuVu Winter Furniture
Mar 8

Winning proposals announced for Play Around the Snowy City

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Mayor Walsh during the speech
Mar 7

In Municipal Research Bureau speech, Mayor Walsh highlights transit, climate plan updates

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Mayor Walsh spoke at the 2019 Municipal Research Bureau annual meeting
Mar 7

Mayor Walsh's 2019 remarks to the 2019 Boston Municipal Research Bureau

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Mar 7

City prioritizing improvements to Boston's transportation infrastructure

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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.