Welcome to Roslindale
A small town with charm and diverse culture
This clean, green and walkable neighborhood, with its mix of single-family homes and condos, can feel like an oasis within the bustling city of Boston. Trails, public spaces, dedicated neighborhood associations and strong roots give Roslindale a neighborhood feel that’s hard to beat.
The popular Roslindale Village is a center of commercial activity for the neighborhood’s mostly local businesses. Parking is easy enough here that you can own a car with no hassle, although the direct commuter rail line and dedicated bus lane access makes it easy to commute and travel car-free.
What to Love
- Vibrant shopping and family-owned restaurants
- Ample green space from the Arnold Arboretum to Healy Field
- MBTA Commuter Rail access
- Mix of Single-family and multi-unit homes
People & Lifestyle
Known for its cultural diversity, the town is home to families, young professionals, retirees. The uniqueness of its residents bonds the neighborhood together. Roslindale has deep roots but loves welcoming home new residents. The nature-loving and eco-friendly lifestyle provide a harmonious living environment.
Just eight miles outside of downtown, with access to public transportation, Roslindale offers the perfect commute for professionals working in the city. After a busy day in the bustling city, this town provides residents with a small slice of natural beauty.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Roslindale is loaded with plenty of shopping and dining options for all ages. Whether you’re looking to shop and dine local or explore more contemporary opportunities, the town has it all.
Filled with local mom and pop shops, Roslindale also offers modern superstores like Target. If you’re looking for a unique shopping experience, Roslindale Village has several home decor and jewelry stores. The Thrift Shop of Boston
is sure to offer a fun shopping experience with rare items.
The town offers plenty of restaurants, each with its own unique flair. Delfino
draws crowds in with its Italian family recipes and cozy quarters. Another Italian favorite is Sophia’s Grotto
, filled with delectable wines and Mediterranean dishes. The Fornax Bread Company
bakes from scratch daily. Finally, the Distraction Brewing Company
has you covered for evening drinks.
Things to Do
This historic and natural town provides a multitude of old and new businesses to explore. With gorgeous parks and a family-oriented vibe, Roslindale provides a walkable commute.
The local Roslindale Farmers Market
gives residents the opportunity to shop local and fresh during all seasons. If you’re looking for warm vibes, a cup of coffee, or a cold beer, then Square Root
is the place for you! Located near public transportation, a pastry or a glass of wine is always an option.
The Arnold Arboretum
is a great representation of Roslindale as a neighborhood. This public arboretum of Harvard University features over 16,000 accessioned plants. This outdoor gem offers something for everyone—whether you’re looking to take a stroll, observe wildlife, or go on a guided tour to learn more about nature.