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Back Bay

Back Bay is the epicenter of Boston and one of the most desirable living areas in the city. It is home to two of the most popular streets in the city, Newbury Street and Boylston Street, which are the cornerstones for shopping, bars, and restaurants. Back Bay real estate is some of the most sought after in the city and home to some of the tallest office buildings, including numerous major hotels.

Back Bay was created in the late 19th century by removing landfill atop Beacon Hill and other nearby neighborhoods and filling in the tidewater flats of the Charles River. This prestigious neighborhood is known for the “brownstone” style building, which dominates the uniquely lush landscape and boasts a Victorian style of urban architecture. Characteristics of this style include high ceilings, elegant parlors, and an emphasis on interior charm and detail. The Back Bay is largely considered one of the best-preserved examples of 19th century urban architecture, and served by several stations on the Boylston Street Subway section, public transportation is made easily accesible. Set side by side to the nearby and vast entertainment scene, couples and families walk their children and dogs through the tree-lined parks that lie parallel to the populated stir at the city’s main entrance. It is here that you can find a little touch of every lifestyle.

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