A neighborhood sprinkled with parks, community gardens, and murals on the edge of Boston.

A developing destination-neighborhood along Boston’s trolley car tracks, Roxbury is steadily transforming into an inviting neighborhood sprinkled with parks, community gardens, and bright murals. Thanks to city initiatives and locals with enterprising spirits, long-term residents and artists, students, and young professionals are sharing the responsibility of revitalizing Roxbury’s small businesses and showcasing the neighborhood’s unassuming, no-frills attitude.

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On the Map

Roxbury is bordered by Fenway/Kenmore, Back Bay, Jamaica Plain, South Boston, Mattapan, Mission Hill, South End, and Dorchester

Boston Common: 15 minutes on the T
Logan International Airport : 15 minutes on the T
Harvard Square: 19 minutes on the T
Downtown Boston: 14 minutes on the T

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

Simple and Straightforward In Boston's South Edge

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Roxbury sports a no-frills, no-fuss attitude in Boston's southern fringes.

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Minarets and steeples soar above Roxbury's simple skyline.

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Brownstones populate its residential side streets.

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Murals brighten its storefronts and structural columns.

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The Orange Line runs directly through Roxbury.

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It's a quick ride on the T or the bus to Boston's Downtown.

Roxbury's Local Flair

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Small businesses call Roxbury home.

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Students at the local community college and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary call Roxbury home, too.

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The neighborhood's residents showcase Roxbury's independent businesses and cultural institutions when they lead local tours of the area.

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Their grassroots efforts resulted in the creation and revitalization of Roxbury Heritage Park.

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Every neighborhood needs a nice place to sit.


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Kenn Tam

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Kenn Tam is a Canadian photographer living and working in New York City's Manhattan, that specializes in portraits and street photography. And yes, he was that high school year book guy with a 50mm lens for a face.