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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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South Boston, MA 02127

$2550 - $6200

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$2550 - $6200

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Boston, MA 02127

From $1990

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Boston, MA (South Boston, Telegraph Hill)


From $1990

1-3 Beds1 Bath
10
(130)

Boston, MA 02116

From $2339

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Chinatown - Leather District)

(130)

From $2339

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Boston, MA 02127

$2600 - $4600

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$2600 - $4600

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
24
(130)

Boston, MA 02111

From $2519

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Chinatown - Leather District)

(130)

From $2519

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
37
(8)

Boston, MA 02111

From $2999

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(8)

From $2999

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
22

Boston, MA 02111

From $2420

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Chinatown - Leather District)


From $2420

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
11
(244)

Cambridge, MA 02142

From $2944

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Kendall Square)

(244)

From $2944

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
42

Cambridge, MA 02142

From $2528

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Kendall Square)


From $2528

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
17

Cambridge, MA 02142

From $2275

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Kendall Square)


From $2275

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
29

Watertown, MA 02472

From $2372

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

20
(20)

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2691 - $10245

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(20)

$2691 - $10245

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Quincy, MA 02169

From $1703

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (Quincy Center)


From $1703

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Cambridge, MA 02138

$2014 - $4448

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Strawberry Hill)


$2014 - $4448

1-3 Beds1 Bath
15
(79)

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2632 - $11095

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(79)

$2632 - $11095

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
29

Quincy, MA 02169

From $1645

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (Blue Hills Reservation)


From $1645

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
25

Boston, MA 02210

From $2635

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


From $2635

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
40
(71)

Boston, MA 02210

From $2229

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(71)

From $2229

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
56
(8)

Boston, MA 02210

$2725 - $7200

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

8

Quincy, MA 02169

From $1845

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (Quincy Center)


From $1845

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths