West Roxbury

West Roxbury, located in Boston's southwest corner, was originally part of the town of Roxbury and home to a 19th century experimental, utopian community frequented by such notable writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau. Today, West Roxbury is known for its civic activism and youth programming. Its tree lined streets and mostly single-family homes give this city neighborhood a suburban feel. Centre Street anchors the neighborhood's business district, which consists of restaurants, banks, and shops. Residents flock to Millennium Park, a former landfill that has been converted into 100 acres of trails, ball fields, and picnic areas.


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  • Boston Neighborhood Sports - 11/17/14
    This week in Boston Neighborhood Sports, we bring you highlights from the 2014 BPS Middle School Football Championships. Watch Video »
  • Remembering Mayor Thomas M. Menino
    Former Mayor Thomas M. Menino was remembered today at his funeral mass at his boyhood church, Most Precious Blood Church, in Hyde Park. A funeral procession preceded the mass, which encompassed a wide range of his favorite places in his city, lined by residents and friends saying goodbye.Watch Video »