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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

$1150 - $2195

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$1150 - $2195

335 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Twenty 20 - Cambridge, MA 02141
4

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2355 - $7950

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)


$2355 - $7950

355 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Currents on the Charles - Waltham, MA 02453
27

Waltham, MA 02453

$2240 - $3160

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waltham, MA (Bemis, Bleachery...)


$2240 - $3160

200 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Flats on D - Boston, MA 02210
40

Boston, MA 02210

$2279 - $5006

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)


$2279 - $5006

197 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waterside Place Apartments - Boston, MA 02210
29
(106)

Boston, MA 02210

$3117 - $7328

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)

(106)

$3117 - $7328

236 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Gatehouse 75 - Charlestown, MA 02129
24

Charlestown, MA 02129

$2700 - $5563

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlestown, MA (Bunker Hill, Charlestown)


$2700 - $5563

99 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Kensington - Boston, MA 02111
20

Boston, MA 02111

$2975 - $5325

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)


$2975 - $5325

381 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Square - Boston, MA 02127
28

Boston, MA 02127

$2378 - $4893

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)


$2378 - $4893

255 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Batch Yard - Everett, MA 02149
19

Everett, MA 02149

$1900 - $4290

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Atmark Cambridge - Cambridge, MA 02138
17

Cambridge, MA 02138

$2182 - $3671

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge Highlands)


$2182 - $3671

260 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Highpoint - Quincy, MA 02169
26

Quincy, MA 02169

$1904 - $2826

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (North Commons, Quincy Center)


$1904 - $2826

394 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Riverbend on the Charles - Watertown, MA 02472
10
(64)

Watertown, MA 02472

$1733 - $3615

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watertown, MA (Bemis, West End)

(64)

$1733 - $3615

171 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Parkside Place - Cambridge, MA 02138
23

Cambridge, MA 02138

$2338 - $3129

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Strawberry Hill)


$2338 - $3129

251 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Watertown Mews - Watertown, MA 02472
16

Watertown, MA 02472

$1945 - $2775

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watertown, MA (Bemis, West End)


$1945 - $2775

206 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Auburn Court - Cambridge, MA 02139
31

Cambridge, MA 02139

$2150 - $3700

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport, Central Square)


$2150 - $3700

137 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Fenway Diamonds At 9 Miner Street - Boston, MA 02215
1

Boston, MA 02215

$2140 - $4630

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Fenway, Kenmore)


$2140 - $4630

48 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

One Greenway - Boston, MA 02111
5

Boston, MA 02111

Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Boston, MA (Chinatown)


Contact for Pricing

217 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Troy Boston - Boston, MA 02118
6

Boston, MA 02118

$2673 - $4666

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South End)


$2673 - $4666

378 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

315 on A - Boston, MA 02210
22

Boston, MA 02210

$2675 - $4720

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Fort Point, South Boston...)


$2675 - $4720

202 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Burbank Apartments - Boston, MA 02115
14

Boston, MA 02115

$1648 - $3737

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Boston, MA (Fenway)


$1648 - $3737

173 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

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