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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

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19 Carroll Street

Demolition Delay application: 19 Carroll Street, West Roxbury

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2583 Centre Street

Demolition Delay application: 2583 Centre Street, West Roxbury

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Four City of Boston indoor pools reopening

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12 Church Street

Demolition Delay application: 12 Church Street, West Roxbury

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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.