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West Roxbury, MA

Apartments in the West Roxbury section of Boston are in a part of the city that has its foot both in the past and present.

According to the Boston Redevelopment Authority, West Roxbury was founded in 1630 as a part of Roxbury. Originally, much of that area was employed for farming, and it was eventually incorporated into New England's largest city in 1874.

Residents with apartments in West Roxbury may note the neighborhood played a role in the Transcendentalist movement in the 19th century. Back then, an experimental community was established in the area, which caught the notice of writers such as Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Currently, apartments in West Roxbury are situated in a neighborhood offering some of the quiet of the suburbs while still giving access to the advantages a major city offers. Many businesses are located along Centre Street, which, according to the city of Boston's website, acts as the community "anchor."

Apartments in West Roxbury are in close proximity to a number of community centers, and the area also features its own branch of the public library. The neighborhood is also nearby a number of schools, giving families that move to it a way to satisfy educational needs.

Quick access to Boston's downtown area is provided to apartments in West Roxbury through a number of means, including the commuter rail and bus routes.

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