7.0 out of 10

West Roxbury

42.2796993107856 -71.1521714504564
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"A suburban oasis in the city"

If you were to drive through West Roxbury without knowing your location you would assume you were driving through one of Boston suburbs. It is comprised primarily of tree-lined streets with single family homes. Centre Street is the main drag and has really gone through a transformation in the last few years, as it now features many great shopping and dining options. While there certainly aren't the night-life options available down town it is a great compromise for those needing to live near the city but wish to have a more suburban home setting.
  • Single family living with yards, driveway parking, etc
  • Lots of parks and open space (pet friendly)
  • Easy commute downtown
  • limited mass transit to downtown (Commuter Rail)
  • Subject to boston public school lottery
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

"Neighborhood full of local parishes, athletic leagues and political activism"

A friend of mine lived in West Roxbury for what seemed like forever. Fittingly she was a political activist which was one of the reasons she called West Roxbury home. Not much into civic or political activism, I frequented West Roxbury solely because of the fine display of local restaurants along the main thoroughfare of Centre Street. Here you will find a large display of commercial establishments as well.

The neighborhood is full of parishes and fields for local athletic leagues and the tree lined streets give this area a real suburban feel amongst the Boston urban setting. There are a lot of single family homes in the neighborhood and West Roxbury has largely become one of the more popular areas for singles and young families alike.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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