West Roxbury is a neighborhood within Boston, Massachusetts.
West Roxbury is a very good neighborhood to buy a home in for those who prefer a slower-paced ambience. The noise levels in this part of Boston are quite low, as the streets are usually tranquil - although there are still several louder sections, especially around the railway line. Finally, it is very easy to access green spaces from most locations within the neighborhood, since the majority of houses for sale have one that is very easy to get to and there are over 50 parks nearby for residents to explore.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing many of the dwellings in West Roxbury, whereas the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings and duplexes. This neighborhood has a good variety of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy about 70% of the units in West Roxbury while renters occupy the remainder. Most housing in this part of the city was built before the 1960s, during its main housing boom.
In West Roxbury, locals will usually be able to access primary as well as high schools on foot. House owners can choose between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. As far as eating is concerned, it is typically an option for house buyers in West Roxbury to do groceries by walking. There are also a limited number of opportunities for those who cherish close by restaurants and cafes.
West Roxbury will appeal to physically active home buyers as it is quite well-suited for traveling on foot; carrying out daily needs is convenient by walking. The car is often the favored way to get around in West Roxbury. Parking is quite easy. However, commuting by public transit is sometimes challenging in this neighborhood. Thankfully, property owners can rely on the West Roxbury Station and Highland Station with access to the Needham Line. There are approximately 10 bus lines crossing the neighborhood, and bus stops are not very far-removed from most residences.