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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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Boston, MA 02215

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Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Allston)


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Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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Allston, MA 02134

$1246 - $3050

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Allston, MA (Allston)


$1246 - $3050

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Allston, MA 02134

$1955 - $4495

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Allston, MA (Allston)


$1955 - $4495

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Boston, MA 02118

$2500 - $4600

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Lower Roxbury, Roxbury)

(3)

$2500 - $4600

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Boston, MA 02115

$1600 - $3600

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

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

(4)

$1600 - $3600

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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181

Brighton, MA 02135

$2499 - $7272

2-3 Beds1 Bath

Brighton, MA (Allston)

(181)

$2499 - $7272

2-3 Beds1 Bath
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Boston, MA 02115

From $1806

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

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


From $1806

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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Boston, MA 02115

From $3850

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

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


From $3850

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Boston, MA 02115

$2600 - $5400

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$2600 - $5400

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Boston, MA 02125

$2185 - $5137

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Columbia Point, Dorchester)


$2185 - $5137

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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173

Boston, MA 02116

From $3750

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay)

(173)

From $3750

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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719

Boston, MA 02199

From $2645

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay)

(719)

From $2645

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
6

Boston, MA 02115

$1600 - $6500

Studio-4 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay)


$1600 - $6500

Studio-4 Beds1-2 Baths
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Boston, MA 02118

From $3950

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South End)


From $3950

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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56

Boston, MA 02199

From $2800

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay)

(56)

From $2800

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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Boston, MA 02116

$2250 - $2600

1 Bed1 Bath

Boston, MA (Back Bay)


$2250 - $2600

1 Bed1 Bath
26

Boston, MA 02116

From $2780

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay)


From $2780

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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11

Cambridge, MA 02139

From $2556

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, Cambridgeport)

(11)

From $2556

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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5

Cambridge, MA 02139

From $3315

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, Cambridgeport)

(5)

From $3315

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Cambridge, MA 02139

From $3129

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, Cambridgeport)

(39)

From $3129

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths