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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
West Roxbury is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 30,407. West Roxbury is in Suffolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in West Roxbury offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In West Roxbury there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in West Roxbury and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in West Roxbury are above average.
About West Roxbury...
Population
30,407

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$477,920
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,518
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    68.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    17.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    95.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    487.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    56.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$90,823
National
$55,322
Families with Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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West Roxbury is a cozy neighborhood located in the confines of the city of Boston. Though it’s within the city, it acts more like a nearby suburb that is desirable to young families and retired couples. Short distance travel to Boston nightlife, attractions, and job/schools!
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West Roxbury is a nicer area of Boston, but for what you gain in safety and family friendliness, you sacrifice for distance from downtown, no nightlife, and high prices. The school system is good if you can afford private schools, but otherwise its still included in the Boston public school system, and West Roxbury High School is one of the worse and more dangerous schools in that system.
West Roxbury is a family orientated town they have public and private schools. The restaurants have their own take on how to cook food, bakeries know all the locals if it is your first time they will make an impression that will have you come back for more! Police and fire patrol the town and are very friendly with everyone.