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Overview of West Roxbury

Located in the Boston, MA neighborhood locals like to call "Southy," the area known as West Roxbury is one of Masschussetts' finest communities. Once home to a Bohemian, burgeoning population, the tree-lined streets and single family homes in this charming neighborhood are gaining in popularity.

Many people who live in West Roxbury apartments for rent commute to downtown Boston in cars for work, according to City-Data, giving it a true suburban feel in the middle of a booming metropolis. This area is also home to many local eateries and commercial establishments that give it a small-town atmosphere.

Living in West Roxbury, MA

The first European settlers arrived in West Roxbury in 1630, making this neighborhood one of the oldest occupied areas in the country. The town was originally named after its unique rock outcroppings. Originally the neighborhood was called Spring Street, but later changed its name to West Roxbury.

According to City-Data, the area is home to more than 28,000 residents today, with nearly 4,000 people living in proximity to one another per square mile. A young population, the neighborhood's average citizen here is younger than 40, and the median family size is between 2-3, making West Roxbury a natural fit for growing families.

West Roxbury Attractions and Special Events

A popular place that many West Roxbury residents are proud to be part of is Millennium Park. Many people consider this green space the heart of the community. This park used to be a landfill hill, but ironically became one of the most beautiful places in the West Roxbury neighborhood to live. The area has six miles of trails, playing fields, a canoe launch that gives residents access to the Charles River, a nature trail, and stunning views of the Boston skyline.

Rent.com® can help you get settled in a West Roxbury apartment. Look through our rental listings and find the perfect home for your needs.

Ridgecrest Village - West Roxbury, MA 02132
22

West Roxbury, MA 02132

$1175 - $1710

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Roxbury, MA (East Dedham, Upper Washington...)


$1175 - $1710

335 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Twenty 20 - Cambridge, MA 02141
4

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2220 - $7950

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)


$2220 - $7950

355 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Kensington - Boston, MA 02111
20
(4)

Boston, MA 02111

$3370 - $5365

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(4)

$3370 - $5365

381 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waterside Place Apartments - Boston, MA 02210
29
(116)

Boston, MA 02210

$2909 - $7861

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)

(116)

$2909 - $7861

236 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Currents on the Charles - Waltham, MA 02453
27

Waltham, MA 02453

$2095 - $3140

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waltham, MA (Bemis, Bleachery...)


$2095 - $3140

200 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Square - Boston, MA 02127
28

Boston, MA 02127

$2562 - $7041

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)


$2562 - $7041

255 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Auburn Court - Cambridge, MA 02139
31

Cambridge, MA 02139

$2300 - $3700

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport, Central Square)


$2300 - $3700

137 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Atmark Cambridge - Cambridge, MA 02138
17

Cambridge, MA 02138

$2197 - $3696

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge Highlands)


$2197 - $3696

260 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Batch Yard - Everett, MA 02149
19

Everett, MA 02149

$1960 - $4290

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Gatehouse 75 - Charlestown, MA 02129
24

Charlestown, MA 02129

$2788 - $3860

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlestown, MA (Bunker Hill, Charlestown)


$2788 - $3860

99 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Flats on D - Boston, MA 02210
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(2)

Boston, MA 02210

$2229 - $5097

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)

(2)

$2229 - $5097

197 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Newton Highlands - Newton Highlands, MA 02461
37
(361)

Newton Highlands, MA 02461

$2770 - $5445

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Newton Highlands, MA (Newton Upper Falls)

(361)

$2770 - $5445

294 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Gables University Station - Westwood, MA 02090
22

Westwood, MA 02090

$2025 - $4375

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Westwood, MA (Greenlodge)


$2025 - $4375

350 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVA Somerville - Somerville, MA 02145
21

Somerville, MA 02145

$2380 - $3290

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River)


$2380 - $3290

250 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVA Back Bay - Boston, MA 02199
42

Boston, MA 02199

$2490 - $8845

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)


$2490 - $8845

271 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Charles River Landing - Needham, MA 02494
11
(544)

Needham, MA 02494

$2522 - $4489

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Assembly Row - Somerville, MA 02145
19

Somerville, MA 02145

$2670 - $4295

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River)


$2670 - $4295

195 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Station 250 - Dedham, MA 02026
38
(183)

Dedham, MA 02026

$1975 - $3287

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Dedham, MA (Greenlodge)

(183)

$1975 - $3287

285 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon North Point Lofts - Cambridge, MA 02141
6

Cambridge, MA 02141

$1920 - $2545

0 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)


$1920 - $2545

103 Units 0 Beds 1 Bath

Avalon At Chestnut Hill - Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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(216)

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

$2510 - $4935

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chestnut Hill, MA (Chestnut Hill, Oak Hill...)

(216)

$2510 - $4935

204 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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