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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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Neighborhood Slow Street
Jun 22

Mayor Walsh announces applications now open for 2018 Neighborhood Slow Streets program

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Jun 21

Donna Summer Roller Disco Party to return to City Hall Plaza on June 22

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Jun 20

Mayor Walsh to host 'Mayor on Main' Trolley Tour

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Jun 20

New leaders for Fair Housing Office and Environment, Energy, and Open Space cabinet

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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.