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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

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Jun 22

Traffic Advisory for Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25, 2017

Transportation
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Jun 21

Enjoy outdoor music with ParkARTS neighborhood concerts beginning July 10

Parks and Recreation
Cummings
Jun 8

BCYF teen program to receive $100,000 grant

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
BCYF Mirabella Pool
Jun 6

City of Boston’s outdoor pools and family-friendly beach open June 17

Boston Centers for Youth & Families