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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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Jan 18

Preparations for Winter Storm Announced by Mayor Walsh

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Love Your Block volunteers at the Codman Square Library in 2018.
Jan 17

2019 Love Your Block mini-grants application now being accepted

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Jan 16

Mayor Walsh challenges Trump administration's changes to Title IX

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Jan 16

Age Strong Commission Announced by Mayor Walsh

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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.