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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

Historic Windows
May 1

Historic Window Restoration Talk

Hands on cane
May 2

Ethos AgeWell West Roxbury Memory Cafe

City Hall to Go Cart
May 2

City Hall To Go Truck: West Roxbury

Image for Historic Presentation for Seniors: Roslindale
May 5

Historic Presentation for Seniors: Roslindale

Latest news

Snap Shot Exhibit
Apr 28

Mayor Walsh Announces Enrollment for BCYF’s Snap Shot Teen Photography Program

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
A view of the budget books next to a ruler
Apr 26

Unlocking Boston’s budget

Budget
This is the logo of the Love Your Block program.
Apr 24

First annual Civic Engagement Week underway

Neighborhood Services
Summer Grant Photo
Apr 19

2017 BCYF summer grants now available for local agencies

Boston Centers for Youth & Families