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West Roxbury MA

West Roxbury is a neighborhood in Boston, bordered by Roslindale to the Northeast and the Town of Dedham to the west and south, the town of Brookline is to the north and Newton and Needham are to the west. Many people confuse West Roxbury and Roxbury, but the two are not connected. West Roxbury is separated from Roxbury by Jamaica Plain and Roslindale. It is often referred to as a suburb within the city. Founded in 1630 and was originally part of Roxbury and was primarily used as farmland. Today West Roxbury’s main thoroughfare is Centre Street, lined with local restaurants and commercial establishments. The neighborhood streets are lined with many trees and is made up of mostly single family homes, giving it the urban setting. The Needham branch of the MBTA has 3 stations in West Roxbury (Bellevue, Highland and West Roxbury). Several bus lines run through and or terminate in West Roxbury as well.

 

 


 

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