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Back Bay, Boston

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Back Bay is an officially recognized neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It is most famous for its rows of Victorian brownstone homes — considered one of the best preserved examples of 19th-century urban design in the United States — as well as numerous architecturally significant individual buildings, and cultural institutions such as the Boston Public Library. It is also a fashionable shopping destination (especially Newbury and Boylston Streets, and the adjacent Prudential Center and Copley Place malls) and home to some of Boston's tallest office buildings, the Hynes Convention Center, and numerous major hotels.The Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay considers the neighborhood's bounds to be "Charles River on the North; Arlington Street to Park Square on the East; Columbus Avenue to the New York New Haven and Hartford right-of-way (South of Stuart Street and Copley Place), Huntington Avenue, Dalton Street, and the Massachusetts Turnpike on the South; Charlesgate East on the West."
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  • The Back Bay has exceptional character in the buildings and shops. Inviting atmosphere to anyone that graces its Streets. 
  • This area is SO walkable. Lots of different shops, Newbury street, Boylston, prudential towers shopping. Very safe area and lots of shopping variety. Trident bookstore is amazing. 
  • Great area to stay. Close to shopping streets like Newbury, Boylston, Arlington. It is also near points of interest in Boston as the Copley Square, the Prudential Center Mall, the Skywalk Observatory, the Boston public library and the Trinity Church. With great choices of food and transport (subway station at the Prudential Center), besides being a very charming and pleasant neighbourhood.
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