West Roxbury

Welcome to West Roxbury

Peaceful, suburban oasis
Approximately 30 minutes outside of Boston sits the town of West Roxbury. The town is known for its spacious and family-oriented vibe. The affordability and location of West Roxbury makes this a perfect place for young families to settle down. 
Often confused with Roxbury, West Roxbury is its own unique town. The town, sometimes referred to as “Westie,” was annexed by Boston in 1874. During an experimental community, West Roxbury gained the attention of novelists Margaret Fuller and Nathaniel Hawthorne, whose novel The Blithedale Romance is based on the city. 
The town's streets are lined with trees and post-war ranch houses, giving it a peaceful, suburban vibe. Equipped with an abundance of single-family homes, West Roxbury is home to many of Boston’s working professionals. A single-family home runs around $500,000. The abundant space—and impressive yards—offered by these single-family homes draws many young families to West Roxbury.

What to Love

  • Spacious homes with access to downtown Boston
  • Millennium Park offers great outdoor activities
  • The town's local restaurants and hangouts

People & Lifestyle

West Roxbury is the perfect spot for young families to start their lives. The suburban location just outside of the city provides professional opportunities for adults and spacious activities for children. The family-oriented and neighborhood feel gives the town a cozy yet modern feel.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

West Roxbury has local hangouts while also offering upscale shopping and restaurants. No matter what you’re in the mood for, the town has something you’ll love! 
The town has shopping centers with modern department stores and also offers local and unique boutiques. The Dedham Mall is home to stores specializing in apparel, shoes, home, and health and beauty. Once you’ve gotten your shopping done for the day, there are plenty of options for food.   
The town offers staple restaurants like Recreo Coffee and Roasterie while also growing its number of new restaurants. The modern Johnny’s Takeaway and West on Centre are sure to be a neighborhood staple soon. When you’re ready for dessert, stop by Sugar Baking Co. for a gorgeous array of cupcakes, cookies, pastries, and tarts.

Things to Do

The town of West Roxbury is family and community-oriented, and they know how to bring fun into their activities and events. From outdoor activities to community-geared fitness events, you’re sure to find something to spend your free time doing. 
The town hosts several community events, such as the Corrib Road Race. Since its inception in 1993, this event has raised over one million dollars. The Roche Community Center also provides a space for families and individuals to take fitness classes.
Located in the town is Millennium Park—six miles of peaceful nature. Millennium Park has walking trails, playing fields, trails, and even a canoe launch. The park's green space provides activities for both children and adults.


West Roxbury is home to several excellent public and private schools. Top educational opportunities include:
  • Heath School, PK-8, Top-rated public school in the state
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Elementary, K-8, Has a nationally recognized home reading program
  • The Roxbury Latin School, 7-12, Top-rated all-boys high school in the state
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