The Back Bay is a centrally located neighborhood that is bordered by the Charles River, Boston Public Garden, South End and Fenway neighborhoods.
It is home to some of Boston's greatest attractions, such as Copley Square with the Boston Public Library (America's first public library), Trinity Church, the scenic Newbury Street and the lovely Public Garden - which define the unique architecture of the city.
At its eastern end, it is a quick walk (~15 minutes) to MGH and throughout its length it affords easy access to the Green Line for a quick commute to either BWH or MGH. Within its borders are numerous shopping and restaurant centers along Newbury and Boylston Streets, as well as the malls at Prudential and Copley. It is within a short walk of the Esplanade, a beautiful park that runs along the length of the Charles River.
There are lots of activities to enjoy, including visits to the Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as a variety of exhibitions (glass art, prints, sculpture, paintings, photography).
Compared to most other neighborhoods, with the possible exception of Beacon Hill, rents are more expensive for less square footage.