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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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167

Quincy, MA 02171

From $1565

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (Montclair, Quincy)

(167)

From $1565

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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11

Cambridge, MA 02139

From $3107

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, Cambridgeport)

(11)

From $3107

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
31

Cambridge, MA 02139

$2300 - $3700

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, Cambridgeport)


$2300 - $3700

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Quincy, MA 02171

From $2351

Studio-4 Beds1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (Marina Bay, Quincy)


From $2351

Studio-4 Beds1-2 Baths
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2

Boston, MA 02118

From $2550

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South End)

(2)

From $2550

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA 02125

$2200 - $3600

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Columbia Point, Dorchester)


$2200 - $3600

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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72

Boston, MA 02118

$2057 - $6393

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South End)

(72)

$2057 - $6393

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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117

Watertown, MA 02472

$1979 - $4647

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Watertown, MA (Watertown Town, Watertown West End)

(117)

$1979 - $4647

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
70

Boston, MA 02118

$2399 - $9228

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South End)

(70)

$2399 - $9228

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
63

South Boston, MA 02127

$2495 - $6200

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

South Boston, MA (D Street - West Broadway, South Boston)


$2495 - $6200

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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3

Boston, MA 02127

From $2350

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Boston, MA (South Boston, Telegraph Hill)

(3)

From $2350

1-3 Beds1 Bath
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130

Boston, MA 02116

From $2700

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Chinatown - Leather District)

(130)

From $2700

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA 02127

$2400 - $4800

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (D Street - West Broadway, South Boston)


$2400 - $4800

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Boston, MA 02116

$1900 - $2550

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

Boston, MA (Chinatown - Leather District)


$1900 - $2550

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
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139

Boston, MA 02111

From $2989

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Chinatown - Leather District)

(139)

From $2989

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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8

Boston, MA 02111

From $2600

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(8)

From $2600

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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289

Cambridge, MA 02142

From $2940

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, Kendall Square)

(289)

From $2940

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA 02169

From $1826

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (Quincy, Quincy Center)


From $1826

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA 02138

$2060 - $4321

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, Strawberry Hill)


$2060 - $4321

1-3 Beds1 Bath
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100

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2609 - $11818

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(100)

$2609 - $11818

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths