Welcome to West Roxbury
Peaceful, suburban oasis
When you want a lawn to mow and more space to grow, West Roxbury is an awesome option. This inner suburb is the commuter-friendly, family-centric hub of Boston.
Playgrounds, parks and schools abound in this bedroom community that’s still only about 20 minutes from downtown. With a vibrant history, strong community service roots and a family focus, it’s never a big surprise to see a parade coming down Centre Street.
Six miles of walking trails in Millenium Park, in addition to the 179 preserved acres of the Brook Farm Institute of Agriculture and Education, make West Roxbury green and walkable. The majority of this neighborhood’s cafes, bakeries and shops are still independent, which provides ample opportunities for you to support your neighbors’ businesses.
What to Love
- Spacious homes with access to downtown Boston
- Millennium Park offers miles of trails and acres of green space for outdoor activities
- Historical feel and deep roots in community service
- Abundant single-family home inventory
- Brook Farms 179-acre historical site
People & Lifestyle
West Roxbury is the perfect spot for growing families. 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.