Jim recommends living in West Roxbury! Its tree-lined streets and mostly single family homes give it a suburban feel in an urban setting. Jim really encourages you to consider West Roxbury your home, too! Hang around a long-time resident and you might hear him or her shorten West Roxbury to Westie. Westie has several nice restaurants and grocery stores on its main streets so you can eat locally. Shopping, on the other hand, is better done in Dedham or Chestnut Hill.
Public transportation is readily available for commuters via the Needham commuter line with three stations in West Roxbury (Bellevue, Highland, and West Roxbury). Unlike most of the other Boston neighborhoods, residents are pretty well car dependent here unless you are willing to use the local bus service which does have several lines which run through and/or terminate in West Roxbury. The two main arteries in West Roxbury are Centre St and Washington Street. West Roxbury Parkway runs north-south and gets you over to Rt 9 pretty quickly.
Then again, you might jog! An annual event in Westie is the 5K Corrib Pub Race. Not quite the Boston Marathon but a fun time for young and old alike. Boston is a city of neighborhoods by means of annexation. Access the City of Boston's official website for West Roxbury. If you have school-age children, West Roxbury lies in the Boston Public School district. Its transportation policies are outlined here. West Roxbury is also home to the Roxbury Latin School, a private school for boys. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston operates the Holy Name Parish School as well as the St. Theresa of Avila School in West Roxbury.
With a comparatively low incidence of street crime, West Roxbury exudes the warmth of a small-town community. Read updates, bulletins, and other information disseminated by the Boston Police Department in West Roxbury's District E-5 which is located about 1/4 mile from this new construction condominium complex. Considering the shortage of land within the city limits of Boston, there is a fair bit of new construction still going on in West Roxbury - some single-family homes and some condos. For the most part, there is a lot of remodeling and rehabbing as well.
To keep up with daily goings on you can check in online with the West Roxbury Transcript, The Patch, or, of course, the Boston Globe, and the Boston Herald. You can also subscribe to read the West Roxbury - Roslindale Bulletin.
If you have a specific property in mind that you think you might like to buy, The City of Boston maintains a database for the City Assessor which you can access to see what value the City gives the property and what the annual taxes are. Boston does offer a residential tax break for primary residences for which you might need to apply after your purchase. Properties are quite diverse in West Roxbury with homes selling from the $400's to over a million.
This is West Roxbury's best real estate site to search for: homes, land and foreclosure properties. It is seriously the only site you will ever need to find your next home or investment property! Bookmark this page and check back anytime to see what is currently available in West Roxbury. Unlike other search sites which includes properties already under contract, this site only shows properties that are truly available. This site is updated by the official REALTOR®’s database every 15 minutes.
Here, you can save searches, and get daily email alerts of new listings, price changes, sold data, and market reports. Use our map search which allows you to search and view properties on a map! After you open the map search feature, zoom in or out on your preferred area and then, click on the hexagonal symbol to the top far right of the map, click on the map where you'd like to mark your outer limit search, then continue clicking to end and begin the each line segment until you have created a search box. Alternatively, click on Revise Search and enter the town and area you wish to focus on. Click here to open the Interactive Map Search.
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