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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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54 Birchwood Street
Mar 14

Demolition Delay application: 54 Birchwood Street, West Roxbury

Landmarks Commission
NuVu Winter Furniture
Mar 8

Winning proposals announced for Play Around the Snowy City

New Urban Mechanics
Mayor Walsh during the speech
Mar 7

In Municipal Research Bureau speech, Mayor Walsh highlights transit, climate plan updates

Mayor's Office
Mayor Walsh spoke at the 2019 Municipal Research Bureau annual meeting
Mar 7

Mayor Walsh's 2019 remarks to the 2019 Boston Municipal Research Bureau

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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.