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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.

315 on A - Boston, MA 02210
22

Boston, MA 02210

$2730 - $4440

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Fort Point, South Boston...)


$2730 - $4440

202 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Piano Craft Guild - Boston, MA 02118
26
(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

One Greenway - Boston, MA 02111
5

Boston, MA 02111

$2450 - $8230

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Chinatown)


$2450 - $8230

217 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Burbank Apartments - Boston, MA 02115
14

Boston, MA 02115

$1735 - $3560

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Boston, MA (Fenway)


$1735 - $3560

173 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Axis Admirals Hill - Chelsea, MA 02150
30

Chelsea, MA 02150

$1698 - $3600

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chelsea, MA (Chelsea)


$1698 - $3600

160 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

Boston, MA 02115

$1550 - $3600

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Fenway Diamond at 9 Miner Street - Boston, MA 02215
1

Boston, MA 02215

$2515 - $4835

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Fenway, Kenmore)


$2515 - $4835

48 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Stony Brook Commons - Roslindale, MA 02131
26

Roslindale, MA 02131

$1108 - $2607

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Roslindale, MA (Metropolitan Hill, Roslindale)


$1108 - $2607

540 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

460 Harrison Avenue - Boston, MA 02118
10

Boston, MA 02118

$3200 - $3850

2 Beds 2 Baths

Boston, MA (South End)


$3200 - $3850

87 Units 2 Beds 2 Baths

The Lofts at Atlantic Wharf - Boston, MA 02210
7

Boston, MA 02210

$2900 - $5025

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown, Fort Point)


$2900 - $5025

86 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Fuse Cambridge - Cambridge, MA 02140
5

Cambridge, MA 02140

$2305 - $3075

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (North Cambridge)


$2305 - $3075

255 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

50 West Broadway - Boston, MA 02127
25
(2)

Boston, MA 02127

$2503 - $7431

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)

(2)

$2503 - $7431

139 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Carson Tower - Boston, MA 02127
15

Boston, MA 02127

$2085 - $4110

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston)


$2085 - $4110

153 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

CityView at Longwood - Boston, MA 02120
19

Boston, MA 02120

$2205 - $4765

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Fenway, Medical Center Area...)


$2205 - $4765

295 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Vox on Two - Cambridge, MA 02140
26

Cambridge, MA 02140

$2380 - $4375

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (North Cambridge)


$2380 - $4375

228 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Loft23 - Cambridge, MA 02139
21

Cambridge, MA 02139

$3068 - $5773

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport)


$3068 - $5773

51 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lofts at Kendall Square - Cambridge, MA 02142
18

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2790 - $3598

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)


$2790 - $3598

186 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Continuum - Allston, MA 02134
19

Allston, MA 02134

$2455 - $5345

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$2455 - $5345

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

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