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West Roxbury

Nominated for: BEST Neighborhood to Live

West Roxbury West Roxbury MA

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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At T. on June 24, 2011

Remember to say West Roxbury

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DJ Mr Ed Mullen on June 14, 2011

I love living here. Suburban part of the city.

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Courtney L. on June 6, 2011

No Hyde Park listed so had to go with second best!

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Anat S. on May 23, 2011

It's my hood and I love it!

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