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Welcome to West Roxbury ...

West Roxbury is located in Suffolk County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for West Roxbury: W. Roxbury

West Roxbury was settled in 1630.

West Roxbury is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: West Roxbury lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for West Roxbury: (617) and (857)<3>

The ZIP code for West Roxbury: 02132<4>

Communities near West Roxbury ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near West Roxbury.

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of West Roxbury
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
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  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of West Roxbury
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
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  • Brockton [Plymouth County]
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    • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of West Roxbury
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
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  • Lynn [Essex County]
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    • Lynn [Essex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of West Roxbury
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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      • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of West Roxbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
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    • Newton [Middlesex County]
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      • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of West Roxbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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    • Somerville [Middlesex County]
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      • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of West Roxbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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      • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of West Roxbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of West Roxbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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    • Medford [Middlesex County]
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      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of West Roxbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Roxbury. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Roxbury.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Roxbury. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around West Roxbury.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Roxbury. See our Newspapers Page for West Roxbury.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Roxbury ...

Looking for more information about West Roxbury? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to West Roxbury, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for West Roxbury.

Adding West Roxbury to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of West Roxbury in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for West Roxbury was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found West Roxbury on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for West Roxbury on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Massachusetts

About Suffolk County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Roxbury. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Suffolk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Roxbury - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (857) is an overlay for area code (617).
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as West Roxbury). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether West Roxbury or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Roxbury) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Roxbury. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West RoxburyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Roxbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2807, Longitude: -71.1582    






















 

 

 

 

 


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