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Boston in the 21st Century

Boston Harbor with boats in docks

Tour Description

With urban life becoming more and more attractive to people of all ages, the population of Boston has consistently grown over the last fifteen years. After spending much of the 20th century in a free fall, losing residents faster than it could gain them, Boston reached its peak in the 1950s with around 165,000 more residents than it currently has today. However, it began to decline after that, and bottomed out in the 1980s. Since the 1980s, the population has begun to increase rapidly due to new residences and a construction boom in areas such as Seaport, the West End, Downtown Boston, Back Bay, Allston, East Boston and even on college campuses across the city.

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This tour is not currently available as a private tour.

This tour is not currently available as a private tour.

“Today, two of your wonderful guides introduced me to the magic of the Esplanade. Being a cancer patient at MGH I have always been intrigued by the closeness of the Charles to the MGH complex, but never dared to access it. BBF introduced me to a place of visual wonder and such a place full of life being lived to the fullest by so many. I now have another wonderful place to experience on my not-always-so-pleasant visits to MGH besides the Meditative Garden on the top of the Yawkey Center and the cafeteria overlooking the Charles at Mass Eye and Ear.”
— Westport, MA