On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Roxbury region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the Roxbury submarket has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been posted online, which means leases are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 12,810 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1964 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Professional services is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Roxbury occupants. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.