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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

From $1730

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

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


From $1730

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
22

West Roxbury, MA 02132

From $1515

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


From $1515

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Roslindale, MA 02131

$1380 - $2744

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$1380 - $2744

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Quincy, MA 02169

$1825 - $2920

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (Brook Farm, West Roxbury)


$1825 - $2920

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
7

Newton, MA 02459

From $3350

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Newton, MA (Newton, Oak Hill)


From $3350

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

From $2145

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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


From $2145

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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216

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

From $3045

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Chestnut Hill, MA (Bowen - Thompsonville, Newton)

(216)

From $3045

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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472

Needham, MA 02494

From $2710

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Needham, MA (Needham)

(472)

From $2710

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
43

Dedham, MA 02026

$2111 - $4885

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Dedham, MA (Dedham, Oakdale)

(43)

$2111 - $4885

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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183

Dedham, MA 02026

From $2110

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Dedham, MA (Dedham, Oakdale)

(183)

From $2110

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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361

Newton, MA 02458

From $2610

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Newton, MA (Newton, Newton Highlands)

(361)

From $2610

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
11

Boston, MA 02130

$2130 - $6096

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Mission Hill)


$2130 - $6096

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
23

Brookline, MA 02446

From $2885

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Brookline, MA (Brookline, Coolidge Corner)


From $2885

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA 02120

From $2365

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Mission Hill)


From $2365

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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110

Westwood, MA 02090

From $2008

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Westwood, MA (Westwood)

(110)

From $2008

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
33
15

Brookline, MA 02445

$1720 - $2830

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Brookline, MA (Brook Farm, West Roxbury)

(15)

$1720 - $2830

1-2 Beds1 Bath
21

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Contact for Pricing

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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


Contact for Pricing

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
31

Dorchester, MA 02121

$981 - $1421

Studio-3 Beds1 Bath

Dorchester, MA (Roxbury, Washington Park)


$981 - $1421

Studio-3 Beds1 Bath
9

Brookline, MA 02446

$1780 - $2700

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

Brookline, MA (Brookline, Washington Square)


$1780 - $2700

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
27

Boston, MA 02120

$2455 - $3390

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Boston, MA (Mission Hill)

(27)

$2455 - $3390

1-2 Beds1 Bath