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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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1 Bed1 Bath

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


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1 Bed1 Bath
85

Boston, MA 02215

$3,098 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(85)

$3,098 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
11

Allston, MA 02134

$1,955 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Allston, MA (Allston)


$1,955 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
13
3

Boston, MA 02118

$2,500 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Lower Roxbury, Roxbury)

(3)

$2,500 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
74

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

(4)

$1,600 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
15
189

Brighton, MA 02135

$2,565 and up

2-3 Beds1 Bath

12

Boston, MA 02115

$1,737 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

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


$1,737 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

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


$2,600 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Boston, MA 02125

$2,474 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Columbia Point, Dorchester)


$2,474 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
29
173

Boston, MA 02116

$3,759 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay)

(173)

$3,759 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
20

Boston, MA 02118

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1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South End)


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1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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56

Boston, MA 02199

$3,030 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay)

(56)

$3,030 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
26

Boston, MA 02116

$3,690 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay)


$3,690 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
22

Watertown, MA (East Watertown, Watertown Town)


$2,310 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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11

Cambridge, MA 02139

$2,624 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, Cambridgeport)

(11)

$2,624 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths