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The Neighborhood That Was Once a Bay

Back Bay is a historic district in Boston, home to rows of Victorian brownstones, cultural institutions, tourist attractions, hotels, and parkland. Before the area was filled in in the 19th century, Back Bay was literally a bay between Boston and Cambridge.

Now the neighborhood is home to architecturally significant buildings like Trinity Church, the John Hancock Tower, and the Boston Public Library. Back Bay is also home to the Berklee College of Music and the Boston Conservatory. Along with its rich architectural history and culture, this area is a great place to shop where you'll find high-end stores among the residential sections that mark Back Bay as one of the most expensive places to live in Boston.

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