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.
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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.