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Back Bay

Gorgeous and pricey, Back Bay makes for a lovely stroll through brownstones, green spaces and trendy boutiques.

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About Back Bay

Back Bay offers a postcard picture at every turn, whether you're shopping the chic boutiques on Newbury St., strolling the idyllic Commonwealth Avenue Mall, or basking in the glory of Copley Square.

Want to see what it's like on the ground? Take a Google Maps "street view" stroll through Back Bay!

It's hard to believe that before Back Bay was turned into a stretch of buildable land in the late 1800s, Back Bay was literally a bay — hence the name! Now, you'll find beautiful brownstones and brick sidewalks on quiet streets, as well as world-class dining and retail on Newbury and Boylston streets.

You'll also find a number of exquisite churches here, including the Old South Church and Trinity Church — some of the most beautiful buildings in all of Boston — as well as the Boston Public Library.

Back Bay by the numbers

Median Rents

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Everything Else Back Bay

Get to know Boston's Newbury Street — perhaps Back Bay's most popular attraction — like a local with this video guided tour from Boston.com.

And check out Copley Square (in Back Bay) too!

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