4.8 out of 10


Ranked 11th best neighborhood in Boston
42.3129072457186 -71.0872293865459
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Hipsters


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5


When asking a person about Roxbury they will often immediately think of Dudley station. Dudley is a bus station, from here you can get to Downtown, Mattapan,South Boston, Ashmont, Codman Square, basically anywhere! In Dudley there are a few food choices such as Dunkin Donuts, Royal Chicken, Yum-Yums, Tasty Burger. Going up the main street in Roxbury, Warren Street, you will first pass the BP library, then the Roxbury Boys and girls club. Going up even further you will reach the Washington park mall and across the street from that would be the Roxbury YMCA. Going up some more would be Grove Hall and that's where Roxbury and Dorchester meet.
  • Very Easy to get to almost anywhere from Dudley. Just about every bus going down a main street goes to Dudley.
  • Always some place you can eat quick, there are a lot of good places to eat
  • There are plenty of programs for teens children and even adults located in Dudley
  • Roxbury often is one of the “dangerous” parts of Boston, fights, shootings, robbings etc.
  • Traffic can get terrible in Dudley between the hours of 3:00 and 5:00, this is when schools are letting out and buses are full and causing all types of traffic
  • Although Roxbury has a variety of things to do and go to after awhile it and become repetitive and become boring

"Up and coming area"

Founded around 1630 by colonists looking for farmland, Roxbury today proudly serves as ‘the heart of Black culture in Boston’. It’s a neighborhood undergoing complete revitalization and has literally hundreds of new businesses around the central Dudley Square district. The Roxbury Center for the Arts opened in 2005 and rapidly became a huge draw for the performing and visual arts. Other economic incentives are making for Roxbury’s exciting future. The old wood-framed houses are now attracting many artists and young professionals. Definitely a neighborhood in good transition.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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