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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 neighborhood has it all - fabulous architecture, historic churches, great shopping and restaurants, upscale hotels, an Amtrak station and the amazing Boston public library  more »
  • The neighborhood where we spent a superb and this week despite the cold after the storm Stella!
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  • The Back Bay is a must when visiting Boston. It is minutes walking distance from Beacon Hill and Charles St., the Boston Common and the Public Garden, Newbury St. (fabulous high end shopping), Copley ...  more »