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Last updated: 6/22/18

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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Aug 14

Boston Public Library reaches goal of reading one million minutes this summer

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Aug 3

Mayor Encourages Residents to Stay Safe in Hot Weather; BCYF Pools Open Free of Charge Today...

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Mayor Announces Next Steps Towards Implementation of Body Cameras

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Mayor Walsh calls on renewable energy developers for multi-city, large-scale projects

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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.