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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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Mayor Walsh announces milestone achievement in park access
Oct 19

Boston reaches major milestone in ensuring park access for all residents

Parks and Recreation
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Oct 19

GRAD Last Mile Fund scholarship aims to help students finish degrees

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Arts Academy Groundbreaking
Oct 18

Ground broken on Boston Arts Academy in Fenway

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Oct 12

Fourth annual WE BOS Week aims to support women entrepreneurs

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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.