Back Bay Quick Guide
About Back Bay
It’s simple to see why the Back Bay includes amongst America’s most desirable neighborhoods. Commonwealth Avenue, Boylston Street and Newbury Street are lined with trendy restaurants, vintage homes and unique shops, making it a very fashionable location for Boston visitors and residents. As a matter of fact, it isn’t uncommon to see celebrities walking down and up these picturesque streets. The bustling community additionally houses the two tallest structures of Boston’s skyline, the John Hancock Tower and the Prudential Center, in addition to building treasures like the Boston Public Library and the Trinity Church.
Back Bay’s Neighborhood Association considers the community’s bounds to be Arlington Street to Park Square on the East; “Charles River on the North; Columbus Ave. to the NY New Haven and Hartford right-of-way (that is south of Copley Place and Stuart Street), Dalton Street, Huntington Avenue, and Charlesgate East on the West; and Massachusetts Turnpike on the South.