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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.

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West Roxbury, MA 02132

$2,050 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

West Roxbury, MA (Upper Washington - Spring Street, West Roxbury)


$2,050 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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West Roxbury, MA 02132

$1,950 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

West Roxbury, MA (Upper Washington - Spring Street, West Roxbury)


$1,950 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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53

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2,439 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(53)

$2,439 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
37

Quincy, MA 02169

$2,280 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (Quincy, Quincy Center)


$2,280 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
36
191

Boston, MA 02114

$2,803 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Roslindale, MA 02131

$1,489 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Roslindale, MA (Metropolitan Hill - Beach Street, Roslindale)


$1,489 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
7

Newton, MA 02459

$3,350 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Newton, MA (Newton, Oak Hill)


$3,350 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

$1,983 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Jamaica Plain, MA (Jamaica Central - South Sumner, Jamaica Plain)


$1,983 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
31
216

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

$3,145 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Chestnut Hill, MA (Bowen - Thompsonville, Newton)

(216)

$3,145 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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472

Needham, MA 02494

$2,399 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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183

Dedham, MA 02026

$2,183 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Dedham, MA (Dedham, Oakdale)

(183)

$2,183 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
24

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

$2,650 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Jamaica Plain, MA (Jamaica Hills - Pond, Jamaica Plain)


$2,650 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
35

Newton, MA (Newton, Newton Highlands)

(361)

$2,380 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
11

Boston, MA 02130

$2,130 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Mission Hill)


$2,130 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA 02120

$1,800 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Boston, MA (Mission Hill)


$1,800 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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1

Brookline, MA 02446

$3,125 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Brookline, MA (Brookline, Coolidge Corner)

(1)

$3,125 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA 02120

$2,365 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Mission Hill)


$2,365 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths