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    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Roxbury is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 56,075. Roxbury is in Suffolk County. Living in Roxbury offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Roxbury there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Roxbury and residents tend to be liberal.
About Roxbury...
Population
56,075

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$296,378
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$922
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    80%
  • Own
    20%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    670.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    18.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    429.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    453.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,765.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    344.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$30,694
National
$55,322
Families with Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%
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Roxbury Reviews

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Roxbury is my home, and has been for most of my life. It is quickly and shamelessly being gentrified! My concern is that if affordable housing goes away, so will the diversity. The houses here reach up to the millions in costs, and rents are way out of control. These things put me a little on edge.

Also, I rated the schools, but my children are not in Boston Public Schools, because they have a record of being very poor. I am also not certain about the job market in Roxbury, because it's been years since I have worked right in my own neighborhood.
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I lived here for a year and this area is very convenient! Bus stops, shopping areas and recreational buildings are very close. There is a lot of construction but life is easier since everything is around the corner.
Roxbury is changing fast to meet the springing population and demands of the downtown Boston workforce. Homes are being bought and renovated, brownstones are being brought back to life and home-buyers are reinvigorating their charm with modern decor and upscale ambiance. There is an old school, hardworking diverse attitude with older blue collar residents that remains in this urban setting which keeps Roxbury grounded and determined to succeed.