Everyone in Boston knows how expensive it can be to live in the city, but not all neighborhoods have the same eye-popping prices. Roxbury offers amenities that downtown areas of Boston might but without the hefty price tag. The neighborhood is only a 15 minute T ride away to Boston Common and sits right up against Northeastern University's campus, a short walk from the Museum of Fine Arts, while reaching down Mass Ave and stretching all the way down to the Franklin Park Zoo. Roxbury is being brought into the 21st century with plenty of parks, community gardens and small businesses but holds on to its historic roots, like its Fort Hill area that is home to the Revolutionary War's Roxbury High Fort. Check out these homes available for both sale and rent that are ready and waiting in Roxbury.

126 Thornton St., Unit 2

This recently remodeled home has held on to its iconic traits — like an elegant curved stairway that serves as a centerpiece within the open kitchen — while adding modern touches that equip the home with 80 percent energy reduction that are sure to please the new owner. Unit 2 offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms in its 1,903 square feet for $690,000. The master bedroom features a large walk-in closet and custom bath. Plus, you can take advantage of all Roxbury has to offer with a nearby Orange Line station, a bike path and downtown Boston only 15 minutes away.

For more on this listing contact Evan Smith at 617-894-7419.

17-19 Beech Glen St.

Located within the Fort Hill area of Roxbury, this listing can either be purchased all together as a main house for $995,000 or as two individual units — one with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths and the other as a one bed, one bathroom home. In total it has almost 3,000 square feet. This home was recently built in 1999 on a unique lot that directly faces Highland Park and its 70-foot tall Roxbury High Fort. This modern home in its historic setting features a wrap-around porch and a finished basement along with garage parking for two cars. Both untis have large eat-in kitchens and expansive windows that let in plenty of natural light. 

For more on this listing contact Robb Cohen of Engel & Volkers at 617-936-4194.

82 Highland St.

This brick townhouse offers a more historic, regal feel within Roxbury, with a reception hall that features a grand staircase, multiple fireplaces and high ceilings throughout all three floors. At $1.3 million, with six bedrooms, three bathrooms and a landscaped patio and parking for up to four cars, there's more than enough room for your family here. Corner fireplaces adorn the dining room and living room and the eat-in kitchen has granite countertops, large cabinets and a pantry. More luxurious amenities await upstairs, like the whirlpool tub off the master bedroom and a wet bar on the top floor.

For more on this listing contact The Steven Cohen Team of Keller Williams Realty at 617-542-0012.