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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 $1705

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

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


From $1705

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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West Roxbury, MA 02132

From $1635

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


From $1635

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Watertown, MA 02477

From $2425

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Watertown, MA (East Watertown, Watertown Town)


From $2425

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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46

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2469 - $21545

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(46)

$2469 - $21545

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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171

Boston, MA 02114

$2718 - $16738

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(171)

$2718 - $16738

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Roslindale, MA 02131

$1380 - $2931

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$1380 - $2931

Studio-3 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 $2188

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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


From $2188

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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216

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

From $2895

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Chestnut Hill, MA (Bowen - Thompsonville, Newton)

(216)

From $2895

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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472

Needham, MA 02494

From $2705

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Needham, MA (Needham)

(472)

From $2705

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
55

Dedham, MA 02026

$2168 - $3815

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Dedham, MA (Dedham, Oakdale)

(55)

$2168 - $3815

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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183

Dedham, MA 02026

From $2178

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Dedham, MA (Dedham, Oakdale)

(183)

From $2178

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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361

Newton, MA 02458

From $2135

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Newton, MA (Newton, Newton Highlands)

(361)

From $2135

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

Boston, MA 02120

$1800 - $2600

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Boston, MA (Mission Hill)


$1800 - $2600

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
23

Brookline, MA 02446

$2705 - $6050

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Brookline, MA (Brookline, Coolidge Corner)


$2705 - $6050

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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128

Westwood, MA 02090

From $2075

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Westwood, MA (Westwood)

(128)

From $2075

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10

Brookline, MA 02446

$2250 - $4500

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Brookline, MA (Brookline, Coolidge Corner)


$2250 - $4500

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
79

Boston, MA 02215

From $2834

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood)

(79)

From $2834

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths