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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.

Parkside Place - Cambridge, MA 02138
23

Cambridge, MA 02138

$2335 - $4327

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Strawberry Hill)


$2335 - $4327

251 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Atmark Cambridge - Cambridge, MA 02138
17

Cambridge, MA 02138

$2250 - $3620

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge Highlands)


$2250 - $3620

260 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Batch Yard - Everett, MA 02149
19

Everett, MA 02149

$1980 - $4290

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Axis Admirals Hill - Chelsea, MA 02150
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Chelsea, MA 02150

$1648 - $4743

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chelsea, MA (Chelsea)


$1648 - $4743

160 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Burbank Apartments - Boston, MA 02115
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Boston, MA 02115

$1769 - $3323

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Boston, MA (Fenway)


$1769 - $3323

173 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Avalon Canton at Blue Hills - Canton, MA 02021
31

Canton, MA 02021

$1770 - $2780

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Canton, MA (South Norwood, South Norwood Business District)


$1770 - $2780

276 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Avalon Exeter - Boston, MA 02116
7

Boston, MA 02116

$2805 - $9520

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)


$2805 - $9520

187 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVA Back Bay - Boston, MA 02199
42

Boston, MA 02199

$3055 - $9080

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)


$3055 - $9080

271 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Avalon At Chestnut Hill - Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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(216)

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

$2720 - $5085

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chestnut Hill, MA (Chestnut Hill, Oak Hill...)

(216)

$2720 - $5085

204 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watermark Kendall East - Cambridge, MA 02142
11

Cambridge, MA 02142

$3515 - $4930

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)


$3515 - $4930

144 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon North Point - Cambridge, MA 02141
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(234)

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2274 - $7005

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(234)

$2274 - $7005

426 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Garrison Square - Boston, MA 02116
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(170)

Boston, MA 02116

$3852 - $7854

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)

(170)

$3852 - $7854

160 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

eaves North Quincy - Quincy, MA 02171
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(167)

Quincy, MA 02171

$1692 - $2505

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (East Milton, Montclair...)

(167)

$1692 - $2505

224 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charles River Landing - Needham, MA 02494
11
(534)

Needham, MA 02494

$2571 - $5158

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watermark - Cambridge, MA 02142
11

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2944 - $5459

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)


$2944 - $5459

322 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Prudential Center - Boston, MA 02199
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(719)

Boston, MA 02199

$2765 - $5105

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay)

(719)

$2765 - $5105

781 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Avalon Bear Hill - Waltham, MA 02451
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(228)

Waltham, MA 02451

$2334 - $4481

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waltham, MA (Prospectville)

(228)

$2334 - $4481

324 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

100 Pier 4 - Boston, MA 02210
16
(75)

Boston, MA 02210

$2724 - $5957

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)

(75)

$2724 - $5957

369 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Ridge at Blue Hills - Braintree, MA 02184
11
(221)

Braintree, MA 02184

$1947 - $4084

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Braintree, MA (West Quincy)

(221)

$1947 - $4084

186 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Newton Highlands - Newton Highlands, MA 02461
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(361)

Newton Highlands, MA 02461

$2410 - $5350

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Newton Highlands, MA (Newton Upper Falls)

(361)

$2410 - $5350

294 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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