West Roxbury Main Streets (WRMS) envisions the business district to be a vibrant, welcoming village center for people from all walks of life. Centre and Spring Streets serve as the cultural and social center for the community, offering a thriving business mix of unique retailers, dining establishments, entertainment options, formal and informal public gathering spaces as well as housing opportunities for all ages and incomes. The district has a highly walkable environment that prioritizes the pedestrian experience and provides strong transit connections to and from downtown Boston.
West Roxbury Main Streets (WRMS) embraces a four-prong approach to supporting a healthy, active and vibrant district: enhancing the physical appearance of the district; improving its economic vitality through supporting existing businesses and attracting new ones; marketing the district to attract new and repeat visitors to support local businesses; and promoting community involvement and events among its business and residential member base.
About the district
West Roxbury’s neighborhood business district features a diverse mix of independently-owned specialty stores and restaurants complemented by popular banks, supermarkets and more. This pedestrian friendly stretch is a place where families, young people, and seniors can cross off their to-do lists during the day — and enjoy a memorable gathering at a cozy restaurant or bar in the evening. Nearby greenspace, a beautifully renovated YMCA, and public library allow visitors to strengthen their bodies and minds in a city neighborhood with a friendly, small-town feel. Nestled among lovely, tree-lined neighborhoods, this popular thoroughfare is minutes from downtown Boston. It offers free public parking and is accessible from Route 1, MBTA bus, and the commuter rail.