The neighborhood of Roxbury is situated within the city of Boston, Massachusetts.
Roxbury has a character that appeals to a fairly diverse group of people. Roxbury is reasonably quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - however some areas can be quite noisy, especially closer to the railway line. There are over 100 public green spaces close by for residents to visit, like Franklin Park and Highland Park, which makes them very easy to reach from the majority of locations in this neighborhood. Finally, finding things to do is easy in this part of Boston. Even though the nightlife is limited, the streets are very often busy with people.
Roughly half of the dwellings are small apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in Roxbury, whereas the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings and duplexes. Most homes in this part of Boston were constructed prior to the 1960s, during its most significant housing boom. This neighborhood has a good selection of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About three quarters of the population of this neighborhood rent their home whereas the rest are owners.
Primary as well as high schools are especially convenient to access on foot from most houses for sale in Roxbury. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. Regarding eating, a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away in Roxbury. Over 50 groceries are situated nearby, and the best selection can be found on streets such as Washington Street. Likewise, there are over 100 restaurants and around 10 coffee shops to enjoy in Roxbury. It is also convenient to reach a number of clothing stores on foot, for instance along Erie Street.
Roxbury does not demand driving as various other means of transportation are at the disposal of house buyers. Thanks to 2 train stations (for example, Talbot Avenue Station and Uphams Corner Station) with access to the Fairmount Line and Franklin Line, and approximately 20 nearby bus lines, Roxbury is a very pleasant part of Boston for traveling by public transit. In contrast, a car is a sometimes poor medium of transportation in Roxbury. That being said, many real estate listings are a reasonably short drive from the closest highway. Roxbury is very well-suited for walking; most daily needs can be met on foot, and there are also a fair number of businesses close by.