Marcella and Highland Streets are a nice area to live in for Roxbury. It's close to the orange line, Jackson Sq Station, a great middle school (Timilty), RCC, all in walking distance. Also not far from that area are Stop & Shop, Dimock Community Health, Whittier St Health, Northeastern, several major teaching hospitals, several parks and community centers like the Cass Center (free). Crime is somewhat high, you are also near the projects. But you are at the bottom of Fort Hill which has some incredibly beautiful properties and is a very quiet area.