Roxbury is not a town but a diverse neighborhood within the city of Boston. It is served by the Orange Line subway and MBTA buses.
Roxbury has experienced the largest population growth in Boston neighborhoods—13.6%—since 2000. The population in Roxbury (including Mission Hill and the Longwood Medical area) is 76,917. The average selling price for a single family home in Roxbury is $252,919. The average selling price for a condo is $221,440. A multi-family home in Roxbury averages $511,031. This spring Roxbury made our Top 25 Towns in Massachusetts list. (Towns had to have a minimum of 25 home sales and double digit median selling price increases for the first quarter of 2013 to be considered for the list.)
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What Makes Roxbury a Great Place to Live?
Roxbury is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Boston. It was founded in Massachusetts in 1630, became a city in 1846 until it became a part of Boston in 1868. The Shirley-Eustis House in Roxbury, built in 1751, is designated as a National Historic Landmark. They offer tours and special events from June through September.
Dudley Square is the commercial and cultural center of Roxbury. Haley House Bakery Café, where we will broadcast this year’s Fox 25 Morning News Zip Trip, is located in Dudley Square. The Haley House Bakery is a non-profit organization that sells delicious baked goods, hosts a soup kitchen, a food pantry, provides on the job training, and serves as a community center.
Roxbury is minutes from shops and galleries in Downtown Boston, but there are many things to do within Roxbury as well. The Hamill Gallery of Tribal Art in Dudley Square has devoted 2 floors and over 16,000 square feet to a collection of about 40,000 traditional African art objects. For more than 20 years the Uptown Dance Center on Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury has offered Ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, acrobatics, and performance instruction to children, teens and adults.
Visitors of all ages love going to Franklin Park, established in 1885. Franklin Park extends into Roxbury as well as other Boston neighborhoods Dorchester, and Jamaica Plain. Franklin Park consists of 527 acres that include an arboretum, ponds, a garden, and the Franklin Park Zoo, which opened in 1911.
There are many casual eateries in Roxbury including Merengue, a popular restaurant serving authentic Dominican dishes, and Stash’s Grill, a neighborhood staple for subs, pizza, calzones, and wraps.
Students living in Roxbury are served by the Boston Public School System that includes Hale Elementary School and James P. Timilty Middle School. Roxbury is also home to Boston Latin Academy, Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, and Roxbury Community College.
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