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Last updated: 5/15/19

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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We Are Boston: United We Thrive
Nov 22

We Are Boston 2019: United We Thrive

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Mar 21

BCYF Spelling Bee 2020

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BCYF Mirabella Pool
Jul 18

Mayor declares heat emergency, opens BCYF Cooling Centers and pools to residents

Public Health Commission
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Jul 18

Summer is just getting started in Boston

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Jun 20

Free ParkARTS Children’s workshops in July and August

Parks and Recreation
Members of the BBR Reuse Center with Commissioner Carl Spector and Mayor Walsh
Jun 12

2019 Greenovate Award winners

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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.