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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

German Shepherd puppy at 2016 rabies clinic
Apr 1

City of Boston dog licensing and low-cost rabies clinic

Pics in the Parks logo
Apr 2

Pics In The Parks at Millennium Park

Hands on cane
Apr 4

Ethos AgeWell West Roxbury Memory Cafe

Small business resource workshop
Apr 5

Contracting with the City Info Session

Latest news

BCYF Bee Top Three
Mar 20

Boston’s Best Spellers Celebrated at 10th Annual Citywide Spelling Bee

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Mayor Walsh greets children as he enters a school.
Mar 17

2017 City scholarship applications now available to Boston residents

Education Cabinet
Pics in the Parks
Mar 9

Pics in the Parks returns March 26

Parks and Recreation
George Wright golf course
Mar 6

Free Parks Dept. indoor golf clinics begin March 27

Parks and Recreation