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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.

Highpoint - Quincy, MA 02169
26

Quincy, MA 02169

$1730 - $2484

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (North Commons, Quincy Center)


$1730 - $2484

394 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlesbank Apartment Homes - Watertown, MA 02472
15
(95)

Watertown, MA 02472

$2019 - $5926

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watertown, MA (Bemis, West End)

(95)

$2019 - $5926

44 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Ridge at Blue Hills - Braintree, MA 02184
11
(224)

Braintree, MA 02184

$1930 - $5573

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Braintree, MA (West Quincy)

(224)

$1930 - $5573

186 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Blue Hills - Randolph, MA 02368
32
(422)

Randolph, MA 02368

$1470 - $2150

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Randolph, MA (Braintree Highlands, Downtown...)

(422)

$1470 - $2150

276 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Station 250 - Dedham, MA 02026
38
(183)

Dedham, MA 02026

$2050 - $3136

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Dedham, MA (Greenlodge)

(183)

$2050 - $3136

285 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

Boston, MA 02199

$3020 - $4765

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay)

(719)

$3020 - $4765

781 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Piano Craft Guild - Boston, MA 02118
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(3)

Boston, MA 02118

$2300 - $4400

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Mission Hill, South End)

(3)

$2300 - $4400

177 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVA Back Bay - Boston, MA 02199
42

Boston, MA 02199

$2520 - $9150

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)


$2520 - $9150

271 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Avalon North Point Lofts - Cambridge, MA 02141
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(25)

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2360 - $2555

0 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(25)

$2360 - $2555

103 Units 0 Beds 1 Bath

Axis Admirals Hill - Chelsea, MA 02150
30

Chelsea, MA 02150

$1628 - $3600

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chelsea, MA (Chelsea)


$1628 - $3600

160 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waverly Apartments - Brighton, MA 02135
13
(169)

Brighton, MA 02135

$2222 - $9954

2-3 Beds 1 Bath

Brighton, MA (Allston-Brighton, Brighton...)

(169)

$2222 - $9954

103 Units 2-3 Beds 1 Bath

Burbank Apartments - Boston, MA 02115
14

Boston, MA 02115

$1735 - $3492

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Boston, MA (Fenway)


$1735 - $3492

173 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

The Parkside Luxury Apartments - Boston, MA 02115
7
(4)

Boston, MA 02115

$1550 - $3600

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Stony Brook Commons - Roslindale, MA 02131
26

Roslindale, MA 02131

$1274 - $2631

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Roslindale, MA (Metropolitan Hill, Roslindale)


$1274 - $2631

540 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Merc at Moody and Main - Waltham, MA 02451
6

Waltham, MA 02451

$2095 - $3645

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waltham, MA (Bleachery)


$2095 - $3645

269 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Windsor Village - Waltham, MA 02451
19

Waltham, MA 02451

$1960 - $3785

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waltham, MA (Kingston)


$1960 - $3785

707 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Windsor at Maxwell's Green - Somerville, MA 02144
34

Somerville, MA 02144

$2835 - $5165

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Powderhouse/Powder House)


$2835 - $5165

184 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cronins Landing - Waltham, MA 02453
16

Waltham, MA 02453

$2450 - $3120

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Waltham, MA (Chemistry, West Newton)


$2450 - $3120

281 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Brigham Square - Arlington, MA 02476
24

Arlington, MA 02476

$2123 - $3292

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arlington, MA (Arlington, Arlington Center)


$2123 - $3292

116 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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