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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
United States

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May 16

2020 Love Your Block Spring Cleanup

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May 30

Spring Stewardship Days at Allandale Woods

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Jul 25

Household hazardous waste drop-off

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1905 Centre Street

Demolition Delay Application: 1905 Centre Street, West Roxbury

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1911 Centre Street

Demolition Delay Application: 1911 Centre Street, West Roxbury

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19 Blueview Circle

Demolition Delay application: 19 Blueview Circle, West Roxbury

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Mayor's 2019 Enchanted Trolley Tour

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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.