West Roxbury is located in Boston’s southwest corner and home to a 19th century experimental, utopian community frequented by such notable writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau. Today, West Roxbury is known for its civic activism and youth programming. Centre Street anchors the neighborhood’s business district, which consists of diverse bistros, restaurants, banks, and shopping. The neighborhood is flanked to the west by the 100-acre Millennium Park offering miles of trails and a canoe launch for the Charles River and to the east by the 475-acre Stony Brook Reservation offering twelve miles of hiking trails as well as fishing and swimming at Turtle Pond. Residents enjoy easy access to Downtown via the Needham Line of the Commuter Rail and MBTA buses and easy access to Routes 128, 95, and 1 to all points in and out of downtown and across the State.
Real Estate in West Roxbury
West Roxbury is considered a suburban neighborhood in an urban setting, characterized by tree-lined streets with single and multi-family homes and small apartment buildings. Many newly constructed condominiums and apartments buildings are springing up seemingly daily in the neighborhood with several more slated to come.