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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

City Hall to Go Truck
Dec 6

City Hall To Go Truck: West Roxbury

City Hall to Go Truck
Dec 20

City Hall To Go Truck: West Roxbury

City Hall to Go Truck
Jan 3

City Hall To Go Truck: West Roxbury

City Hall to Go Truck
Jan 17

City Hall To Go Truck: West Roxbury

Latest news

Traffic Alert
Oct 12

Traffic Advisory for Saturday, October 15, and Sunday, October 16, 2016

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Traffic Alert
Oct 5

Traffic Advisory for Wednesday, October 5 - Monday, October 10, 2016

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A picture of Imagine Boston engaging with the community at City Hall Plaza
Sep 28

Imagine Boston 2030 announces Fall Engagement Team, Engagement Events

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Traffic Alert
Sep 14

City of Boston Traffic Advisory, Thursday, September 15 - Sunday, September 18, 2016

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