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  2. Crime & Safety
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West Roxbury is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 33,864. 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 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
33,864

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$446,489
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,425
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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West Roxbury Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    68
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    18
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    95
    500
  • Theft
    487
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    56
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$88,511
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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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.
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I love living in West Roxbury! You get the convinence of living in the city with a small town feel. My neighbors are all really nice and I feel safe where I am. I live in a nice, quite neighborhood with several buses around that I can just hop on to go to the city.
I have lived in West Roxbury for all of the seventeen years that I have been alive. I would seriously not want to live anywhere else. I can truly say that I believe it is one of the best neighborhoods in Boston; West Roxbury is safe, clean, and family oriented. I easily got a job at a neighborhood restaurant, and love greeting the people I have grown up with my whole life. I do not think there is anything I would change because I love it so much. I know that after college I will move back to West Roxbury because I envision myself continuing my life there and also starting a family there. I love West Roxbury, so that is why it deserves even higher than a 5 on this survey.