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Last updated: 5/15/19

West Roxbury

A friendly suburban community in Boston.

West Roxbury is in the southwest corner of the City of Boston. Today, people know the neighborhood for its civic activism and youth programs. West Roxbury has a suburban vibe with its tree-lined streets and single-family homes.

West Roxbury
Boston, MA 02132
United States

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Events
Boston Parks Summer Fitness series
Sep 23

Summer Fitness series: Cardio Fit in West Roxbury

Naturalization Ceremony
Sep 28

Citizenship Day in Boston

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Oct 19

Rivermoor Urban Wild cleanup

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Mar 21

BCYF Spelling Bee 2020

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Latest news
BCYF Mirabella Pool
Jul 18

Mayor declares heat emergency, opens BCYF Cooling Centers and pools to residents

Public Health Commission
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Jun 20

Free ParkARTS Children’s workshops in July and August

Parks and Recreation
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Jun 12

2019 Greenovate Award winners

Environment
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Jun 11

2019 City of Boston scholarship fund awardees announced

Mayor's Office
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About the neighborhood

West Roxbury was once home to an experimental utopian community. Famous writers would often visit the area, including:

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, and
  • Henry David Thoreau.

Centre Street is the main business district. It features restaurants, banks, and shops. Millennium Park, which was once a landfill, is another major attraction. Residents now enjoy 100 acres of trails, ball fields, and picnic areas.