West Roxbury

West Roxbury

Located at the southwest corner of Boston, and bordering Brookline and Dedham.

Welcome to West Roxbury

Located at the southwest corner of Boston, and bordering Brookline and Dedham, West Roxbury 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 serves as a city neighborhood with a suburban feel, tree-lined streets, and primarily single-family homes. Centre Street runs through West Roxbury and is lined with restaurants, shops, and new residential and mixed-use developments. Residents enjoy access around the area via the VFW parkway and take pleasure in visiting Millennium Park and its 100 acres of trails, ball fields, picnic areas, and amazing views.
 
West Roxbury offers easy access to 95 and is serviced by the Needham Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail. Notable natives include Anthony Michael Hall (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science).


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Overview for West Roxbury, MA

32,096 people live in West Roxbury, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $57,572. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

32,096

Total Population

41 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$57,572

Average individual Income

Around West Roxbury, MA

There's plenty to do around West Roxbury, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

87
Very Walkable
Walking Score
51
Bikeable
Bike Score
43
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Cobble, Calvin Chin's Martial Arts Academy, and CC Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.71 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.56 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.52 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.27 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.24 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.57 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for West Roxbury, MA

West Roxbury has 13,380 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in West Roxbury do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 32,096 people call West Roxbury home. The population density is 8,216.802 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

32,096

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41

Median Age

48.61 / 51.39%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
13,380

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$57,572

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
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Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in West Roxbury, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby West Roxbury. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
3rd - 8th
2/5
Holy Name Parish School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
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