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Last updated: 7/11/16

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
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Jul 20

Demolition Delay application: 5201-5205 Washington Street

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Jul 20

Five neighborhoods join the slow streets program

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Jul 19

New PSA campaign to support Muslim residents, visitors

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Jul 7

Youth Enrolled in Boston's Summer Jobs Program Attend Youth Enrichment Day

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