Welcome to the Mission Hill and Roxbury report cards! These two neighborhoods are home to Northeastern University (the third largest college in Massachusetts) and Roxbury Community College and are also in close proximity to several other college and universities. Thus, a large portion of residents (especially in Mission Hill) are students. Mission Hill and Roxbury are also home to a large population of African American and Hispanic residents as well as young working families. In addition to its diversity in population, these two neighborhoods are also known for their varied housing stock and hosts a large number of mixed income housing units. If you are up for a nice relaxing afternoon, you can catch some pretty spectacular views of the entire city from the top of the Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park.
Dudley Square is another hidden gem of the Roxbury neighborhood as it contains a nice and assorted mix of local small business that sell everything from authentic Nigerian food to incense to beautiful abiyahs.
Residents here most often tend to complain about the noise from their neighbors. However, they also find that road traffic noise (and horns) also tend to dominate the soundscape—especially the buses and the Green Line screeching on Huntington Avenue that rivals the green line trains as they turn into the Boylston station.
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