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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.comĀ® 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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Waverly Apartments
204

Brighton, MA 02135

$2,605+

2-3 Beds1 Bath

6 Units Available

Waverly Apartments

Brighton, MA

(204)

$2,605+

2-3 Beds1 Bath
6 Units Available
12
Burbank Apartments

Boston, MA 02115

$1,882+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

3 Units Available

Burbank Apartments

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


$1,882+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
3 Units Available
Harrison Court

Boston, MA 02118

$2,490+

1 Bed1 Bath

Harrison Court

Boston, MA (South End)


$2,490+

1 Bed1 Bath
James Court

Boston, MA 02118

$2,360+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

James Court

Boston, MA (South End)


$2,360+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
32
30 Dalton

Boston, MA 02115

$4,032+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

10 Units Available

30 Dalton

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


$4,032+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
10 Units Available
The Greenhouse Apartments

Boston, MA 02115

$2,600+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

The Greenhouse Apartments

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


$2,600+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
26
HUB 25
7

Boston, MA 02125

$2,050+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

HUB 25

Boston, MA (Columbia Point)

(7)

$2,050+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
29
Garrison Square
174

Boston, MA 02116

$3,499+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Garrison Square

Boston, MA (Back Bay)

(174)

$3,499+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
43
Avalon at Prudential Center
720

Boston, MA 02199

$2,170+

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Avalon at Prudential Center

Boston, MA (Back Bay)

(720)

$2,170+

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
7
Boston Proper Real Estate

Boston, MA 02115

$1,800+

Studio-4 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston Proper Real Estate

Boston, MA (Back Bay)


$1,800+

Studio-4 Beds1-2 Baths
22
Girard

Boston, MA 02118

$2,930+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Girard

Boston, MA (South End)


$2,930+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
49
AVA Back Bay
56

Boston, MA 02199

$2,375+

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

AVA Back Bay

Boston, MA (Back Bay)

(56)

$2,375+

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
8
227 Newbury St

Boston, MA 02116

$2,250+

1 Bed1 Bath

227 Newbury St

Boston, MA (Back Bay)


$2,250+

1 Bed1 Bath
26
Avalon Exeter

Boston, MA 02116

$3,390+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Avalon Exeter

Boston, MA (Back Bay)


$3,390+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
22
Gables at Arsenal Street

Watertown, MA 02477

$2,300+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Gables at Arsenal Street

Watertown, MA (East Watertown)


$2,300+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
14
eaves North Quincy
167

Quincy, MA 02171

$1,805+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

eaves North Quincy

Quincy, MA (Montclair)

(167)

$1,805+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
30
Auburn Court

Cambridge, MA 02139

$2,300+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Auburn Court

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport)


$2,300+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
32
Meriel Marina Bay

Quincy, MA 02171

$2,256+

Studio-4 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Meriel Marina Bay

Quincy, MA (Marina Bay)


$2,256+

Studio-4 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
22
345 Harrison

Boston, MA 02118

$2,409+

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

10+ Units Available

345 Harrison

Boston, MA (South End)


$2,409+

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
10+ Units Available
8
Troy Boston
132

Boston, MA 02118

$2,390+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Troy Boston

Boston, MA (South End)

(132)

$2,390+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available