Roxbury Real Estate
Roxbury is a diverse and architecturally significant neighborhood in Boston known as the heart of Black culture. The community is home to young professionals and families attracted by Roxbury’s affordable housing and many lush parks and green spaces. With approximately 60,000 residents, the area is one of Boston’s more densely populated neighborhoods. Dudley Square serves as the primary commercial center of Roxbury and is the terminus for the MBTA’s bus transit on the Silver Line. Fort Hill is Roxbury’s historic area with the Fort Hill/Highland Park section particularly popular with buyers. Roxbury’s diverse housing stock includes renovated historic homes often in the Greek revival style as well as new condo developments with all the modern amenities. The Roxbury E+ is a recently built energy-efficient townhouse complex that has consistently generated more energy than it consumes since its completion in 2013. Read more about Roxbury real estate.
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The Roxbury neighborhood is bounded by Mattapan to the south and west; Dorchester to the east and South Boston on the north. MBTA stops include Dudley Square on the Silver Line; the Roxbury Crossing station on the Orange Line as well as the Jackson Square and Ruggles stops just beyond the neighborhood’s boundaries. Roxbury is served by the Uphams Corner and Newmarket stops on the Commuter Rail.
Roxbury was one of the first towns founded in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 and was originally named “Rocksberry” for its rocky soil. The First Church of Roxbury was the starting point for William Dawes’ “Midnight Ride” on April 18, 1775 (a different direction than Paul Revere’s better known ride) to warn Lexington and Concord of the British raids that kicked off the American Revolution. The area’s abundant natural resources proved highly attractive to colonists as well as waves of Irish and Latvian immigrants. Roxbury maintained a strong Jewish community near the Grove Hall area before becoming the epicenter of Boston’s Black culture by the mid-20th century. One of Roxbury’s most famous sons is Bobby Brown who rose to fame with the 80s group New Edition. His former bandmates (many from Roxbury) went on to form Bell Biv Devoe. Roxbury is also the birthplace of James Michael Curley, the former mayor and governor of Boston as well as actress, Diana Guerrero.