Back Bay

It's easy to understand why the Back Bay is one of America's most desirable neighborhoods. Newbury Street, Boylston Street and Commonwealth Avenue are lined with unique shops, trendy restaurants and vintage homes, making the Back Bay an extremely fashionable destination for Boston residents and visitors. In fact, it's not uncommon to spot celebrities strolling up and down these picturesque streets. This bustling neighborhood also houses the two tallest members of Boston's skyline, the Prudential Center and the John Hancock Tower, in addition to architectural treasures such as Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library.

Exploring the Neighborhood

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  • Website Launch
    Mayor Walsh, Chief Digital Officer Lauren Lockwood, Chief Information Officer jascha Franklin-Hodge, President of the Boston Public Library David Leonard and others gather at Boston Public Library's Johnson Building to celebrate the launch of the newly redesigned, the digital front door for the city of Boston.Watch Video »
  • Boston Public Library Johnson Building Reopening
    Mayor Walsh joins Boston Public Library president David Leonard to cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Johnson Building. The building is part of the library's central branch, located in Copley Square. The renovation features 21st century additions such as a cafe and a WGBH television studio.Watch Video »