Back Bay

 

Boston's historic Back Bay  neighborhood is situated along the Charles River, bordering Downtown and the Public Gardens. The Back Bay was built on filled tidal marshes in the mid-1800s and added 450 acres to the City. Today the Back Bay is known for its exquisit architecture and humming commercial streets.

Beautiful Victorian row houses and brick sidewalks mark the residential streets of  this neighborhood, including Beacon Street, Marlborough Street, and Commonwealth Avenue. The Commonwealth Avenue Mall and Paul Dudley White Bicycle Path offer recreational opportunities, while the riverside Esplanade and Hatch Shell feature concerts and festivals. Back Bay is also home to the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Several flourishing commercial streets run through the neighborhood. Newbury Street is well known for its international retailers, salons, boutique offices, and restaurants.  Boylston Street, St. James Street, and Huntington Avenue are lined with national and local retailers, high-end hotels, restaurants, and office buildings. The iconic John Hancock and Prudential Towers can be seen from far and wide, and the Hynes Convention Center many meetings and conferences to its unique location in the heart of the city.  

Some of the educational institutions and universities in the area are: 

 

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