West Roxbury Zip Trip
This week, our first Zip Trip tour of Summer 2017 kicks off in West Roxbury, MA. The event will be held from 6am-10am at Billings Field, located at 380 Lagrange Street. Be sure to come visit our table and say hello to our agents!
Watch Anthony and Michele Discuss Marlborough on this week’s On the Market segment.
Want to learn more about West Roxbury? Read all about this city below!
West Roxbury is a neighborhood of Boston, MA located at Boston’s most southwest point. With a population of around 30,000, it is bordered by Roslindale to the northeast and Hyde Park to the southeast. West Roxbury is often confused with Roxbury but the two don’t even touch at all!
Out of the Boston neighborhoods, the average sale price in West Roxbury is about 20% less expensive. The homes are beautiful in comparison to many Boston neighborhood homes but due to its further proximity to downtown Boston, West Roxbury is more affordable.
Living in West Roxbury you are a stone’s throw away from the vibrant, and busy Boston life. But, by living in West Roxbury you’ll get the luxury of a suburban feel with tree covered streets and single-family homes. The city center is located on Centre Street with various restaurants and shops. While many Boston neighborhoods have some sort of outdoor space, no neighborhood is as gifted as West Roxbury with its 100 acres of walking and biking trails, ball fields, and picnic areas. The area called Millennium Park which was once the Gardner Street Landfill, but since it’s development in 2000, is a treasure that so many residents enjoy.
Living in West Roxbury, you’ll have the opportunity to attend a few Boston Public High School systems including Urban Science Academy and West Roxbury Academy. If you’re interested in sending your child to a private school, West Roxbury is home to Catholic Memorial School (#70 in 20176 Best Private High Schools in MA) & The Roxbury Latin School (#8 in 2017 Best Private Schools in MA) as well.
Founded back in 1630, West Roxbury was originally a part of Roxbury which also included what is now Jamaica Plain and Roslindale. In 1851, West Roxbury seceded away from Roxbury and 20 years later in 1874, it was annexed by Boston. Famous writers would often visit West Roxbury including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathanial Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau.
West Roxbury’s national historic landmark is the Second Church of Roxbury. Abolitionist Theodore Parker was the pastor from 1837-1846.
By living in West Roxbury, you’ll have endless job opportunities due to the proximity of Boston which is thriving with startup companies, tech trailblazers, law firms, and so much more. With two MBTA stations in town on the Needham Line and three bus routes, a simple commuter ride on the MBTA gets you downtown in 32 minutes, so the options are endless! Retail job opportunities abound at the nearby Legacy Place in Dedham, along with other shopping plazas along the VFW Parkway, Route 1 in Dedham.