West Roxbury Main Streets (WRMS) is a non-profit organization that works to promote West Roxbury's business…More district.
The office is in suite 206.
WRMS has a four prong approach to achieving its revitalization goals: enhancing the physical appearance of the commercial district; improving its economic stability; marketing its features and benefits; and promoting community involvement.
The organization does this through fundraisers and business events.
Spring Street Shell 145 Spring St, West Roxbury, MA02132 This Shell Station has all the regular features, including both full and self-serve, plus a service garage. The garage…More is owned and operated by McCracken's Automotive Service whose main base of operations is just up the street. It also has a convenience store, public restroom and air pump.
St. Matthew's is on a residential street off the main strip of Centre Street. Divine Liturgy Sunday services are at…More 11 a.m.
The church runs a Sunday School, puts on a Christmas play and hosts a variety of activities, both religious and secular, such as Easter candle decorating and ping-pong tournaments.
No Seven Restaurant 225 Grove St # A, West Roxbury, MA02132 No. Seven is a small Chinese food place geared mainly toward take-out tucked on Grove Street right near the corner of…More Washington. All of your favorite Chinese dishes are on the menu in addition to some Hunan-style specialties and a nice choice of tofu and vegetarian offerings.
Draper Playground is well-hidden from the main drag of Washington Street, but there is a sign that notes its…More location.
Many people walk to the playground to use the year round Mary Draper Pool House. Pool goers must be members of the West Roxbury Community Centers through the Boston Centers for Youth & Families. Membership fees are not expensive compared to private clubs because the pool is run by the city of Boston.
There are two age-appropriate playgrounds, a full-court basketball court, and two baseball/softball diamonds.
Allandale Woods is a 90-acre property situated between Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury. It is owned by Boston's Parks…More and Recreation Department, the Conservation Commission and private lands that are subject to city conservation restrictions.
In recent years, trails have been refurbished by the Boston Natural Areas Network and youth groups. The crews have worked hard to remove invasive species throughout the woods. Originally, the Appalachian Mountain Club built trails in 1992 through the woods.
The woods are a great place to relax, take a stroll and enjoy the maple and oak trees, with or without a dog.
There are several entrances, which are not marked well. The main entrance is behind the Church of the Annunciation on the VFW Parkway near the intersection of Centre Street. There are small signs at the entrances, but they can be easily missed.
The Cheriton Grove Apartments are a well maintained, small complex tucked away off of Grove St. between Centre and…More Washington streets. The buildings cannot be seen from the street. The apartments are intended mainly for elderly and disabled tenants. Subsidy options are availability.
Cheriton Grove is one of numerous properties overseen by The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB), which receives approximately $80 million annually from the US.. Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funds are then disbursed among the TCB properties, which are all listed on the organization's Web site.