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West Roxbury is in the southwest corner of the City of Boston. Today, people know the neighborhood for its civic activism and youth programs. West Roxbury has a suburban vibe with its tree-lined streets and single-family homes.

West Roxbury
Boston, MA 02132

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Mar 20

BCYF Spelling Bee 2021

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Demolition Delay application: 38 Maplewood Street, West Roxbury

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Demolition Delay application: 242 Baker Street, West Roxbury

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Demolition Delay application: 240 Baker Street, West Roxbury

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Demolition Delay application: 30 Glenham Street, West Roxbury

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About the neighborhood

West Roxbury was once home to an experimental utopian community. Famous writers would often visit the area, including:

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, and
  • Henry David Thoreau.

Centre Street is the main business district. It features restaurants, banks, and shops. Millennium Park, which was once a landfill, is another major attraction. Residents now enjoy 100 acres of trails, ball fields, and picnic areas.