Roxbury is a neighborhood within Boston that was once its own municipality and was one of the first towns of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Roxbury was incorporated as a city in 1846 until it was annexed to Boston in early 1868.
Original settlers of the colony set up a total of six villages in 1630, with a village called Rocksberry serving as the early location of what would one day become Roxbury. The village was named for the rocky terrain that was not ideal for farming, but the eventual discovery of Roxbury puddingstone put the region on the map. The stone was used in the construction of many local home foundations.
The town was of great importance during the days when it served as the only connection between Boston and the Massachusetts mainland, a narrow region known as Boston Neck or Roxbury Neck. Roxbury was also home to several leaders for the colony, including colonial governors Increase Sumner, William Shirley and Thomas Dudley, as well as Massachusetts Bay Colony treasurer William Pynchon.
Places of interest in the Roxbury of today include the 72-acre Franklin Park Zoo, and the Shirley-Eustis House, an historic home that was completed in 1751 and was originally under the ownership of Willaim Shirley. This 33-acre estate and home is now a U.S. National Historic Landmark and is one of four mansions remaining in the nation that once housed royal governors.
Those looking to find a new home in the Roxbury area may like the studio, one or two-bedroom spaces at Ridgecrest Village Apartments. Units here are equipped with modern energy efficient appliances including a dishwasher and in-home washers and dryers. Management and maintenance personnel are always around to assist with every tenant's needs, and a clubhouse, fitness center with free weights and the use of a pool are among the benefits of residing in this complex. Located conveniently near major highways and just outside of Boston proper, commuting to school or work is virtually hassle-free.
A two-bedroom, two bathroom apartment on Cedar Street is another possibility for those who want to make Roxbury their place of residence. This newly-renovated building offers a two-level living quarter that consists of a pair of homey bedrooms, one of which includes a stackable washer and dryer, and a full bathroom on each level. The kitchen here boasts granite accents, stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher for easy post-meal preparation clean-up. This professionally maintained rental also provides free street parking.
Luxury Apartment Buildings in Roxbury