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West Roxbury

Learn more about this friendly suburban community.

West Roxbury is in the southwest corner of the City of Boston. It 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.

Today, people know West Roxbury for its civic activism and youth programs. The neighborhood has a suburban vibe with its tree-lined streets and single-family homes.

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.

West Roxbury
Boston, MA 02132
United States
Did you know...

You can find public art on display in West Roxbury.

Upcoming events

City Hall to Go Truck
Mar 7

City Hall To Go Cart: West Roxbury

City Hall to Go Cart
Mar 21

City Hall To Go Cart: West Roxbury

Monty cat
Apr 1

City of Boston dog licensing and low-cost rabies clinic

Boston Hazardous Waste Drop Off
Jul 22

Household hazardous waste dropoff

Latest news

Mayor Walsh hosted a Summer Youth Jobs Employee Round Table at Boston City Hall
Feb 24

Boston teens can now register online for summer jobs lottery

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Traffic Alert
Dec 8

Traffic Advisory, December 8, 10 and 11, 2016

Transportation
Traffic Alert
Oct 12

Traffic Advisory for Saturday, October 15, and Sunday, October 16, 2016

Transportation
Traffic Alert
Oct 5

Traffic Advisory for Wednesday, October 5 - Monday, October 10, 2016

Transportation