Grove Hall is a diverse community located in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. Perched at the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue, Washington, and Warren Streets; Grove Hall links Dorchester with Roxbury. The name “Grove Hall” comes from the name of the mansion a wealthy merchant built around 1800 overlooking the current location of the square. The community is a favorite of families and outdoor enthusiasts because of its close proximity to Franklin Park. The historic park has long been considered the “crown jewel” in Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace Park System. With more than 500,000 visitors annually, the park’s rolling greens and seasonal events are a big draw as well as the popular Franklin Park Zoo which is housed within the grounds. In the late 1870s Grove Hall became one of Boston’s busiest commercial streets and through reinvestment is once again a bustling commercial center offering a variety of shopping and dining opportunities.
Grove Hall borders Quincy Street to the north; Seaver Street and Blue Hill Avenue to the south; and Humboldt Avenue to the west. Franklin Park is located to the southwest and the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester is to the east.