I grew up in West Roxbury, and still live there. It is a very safe town, and convenient both to Boston and the surrounding areas like Dedham, Needham, Westwood etc. I used to ride my bike everywhere as a kid without thinking twice. It's also nice that it is still a part of Boston with the feeling of a small town and has a lot of different commuter options.... more
Justwonderin, I lived in the Burbs and the outskirts of Boston as well as in the City itself. I did not like the Burbs... it became a project to go into "town" even though it was 10-12 miles....lived at the outskirts 3-6 miles still not perfect. Once I moved to the the South End then everything became walking distance or a cab ride away...BTW lived there for 10+ years...hope this helps.
FYI now I live in Southern California:)
Beverly Hills, CA