Fun Fact: The Theodore Parker Church on Centre Street, features seven stained glass windows made by the Tiffany Studios between 1894 and 1927.
West Roxbury is a neighborhood of Boston. It is bordered by Roslindale, Hyde Park, the town of Brookline, the city of Newton and the town of Dedham. Not to be confused with Roxbury, West Roxbury is separated from Roxbury by Jamaica Plain and Roslindale. See a map here.
West Roxbury was founded in 1630. In the beginning it was mainly used as farmland. Today, you will find mostly single-family homes, a few multi-family and some apartments. Centre Street is the commercial area. Among other things will find restaurants, diners, pharmacies, gas stations, a substantial grocery store, coffee shops, banks and a fire and police station.
The Needham line of the MBTA Commuter Rail has three stations in West Roxbury (Bellevue, Highland and West Roxbury). Several MBTA bus lines service West Roxbury.
West Roxbury is in the Boston Public Schools District. There are also a few private schools.
West Roxbury is home to several places of worship, including Catholic parishes, churches of various Protestant denominations, and a Jewish synagogue.
Here are some of our favorites haunts in West Roxbury.... Best doughnuts: Anna's Hand Cut Donuts, 2056 Centre Street. Best breakfast: Rox Diner. Delicious dinner: West On Centre. Amazing coffee: Recreo.
In 1841, Nathaniel Hawthorne was a founding member of a transcendentialism utopian community that was established at Brook Farm in West Roxbury. That experiment in communal living eventually failed but perhaps you will find your utopia in West Roxbury. We can help you decide.
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