Known to locals as Rozzie, this area is an eclectic mix of neighborhoods that come together to form a great community. The main shopping district is the Village, often referred to by old timers as “the square”, forms a triangle around Adams Park. Access to downtown Boston is easily done on the commuter rail and shopping and dining have many options in the Village and beyond.
This community can be broken down into the neighborhood of hills. Metropolitan Hill, Peter’s Hill, Doctor’s Row, The Ladder Streets of Walter to Centre, and the Village. Each pocket has it’s own distinctive feel, and all of them offer a mixture of single families, multi-families and condominiums. There are several larger condominium buildings such as Roslindale Village Residences, Belgrade Crossing, and 18 Roberts Street. Each of them still has an intimate feel with less than 20 units. New buildings are on the horizon including a 17 unit elevator building at the corner of Weld and Centre Streets.
Most of the neighborhoods have easy access to the Arnold Arboretum with walking/jogging paths. The area is also very dog friendly! You’ll find water bowls out in the Village
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Roslindale falls under the Boston Public School system, with several elementary schools in the area. There are also several private schools and charter schools in the neighborhood as well. For more information visit sites like www.greatschools.org or www.education.com.
Dining and Shopping
Roslindale Village is the hub for dining and shopping in the area. The village is also the home of the Farmer’s Market in Adams Park. Local restaurants include Sophia’s Grotto offering classic Italian fare including brunch, served in an earth toned interior or on the popular patio. Delfino’s is a popular trattoria which draws crowds with it’s cozy quarters. The Birch Street Bistro is a hip casual-chic option with terrace seating and live music. Don’t forget the soon to be The Third Rail in the old power station building. Just outside the village is the popular Pleasant Café know for it’s “to die for” pizza.
Roslindale offers an abundance of things to do with a constantly revolving calendar of events! Enjoy jazz on the park or at the Birch Street Bistro. Some additional highlights in the neighborhood are events like Open Studios and Porchfest which make the area a great place to hand out. Want to take in a movie? Or go bowling? Legacy Place, Chestnut Hill and downtown are just a short distance by car, train or bus
Parks and Recreation
The neighborhood is home to one of the greatest parks in the city with over 40 acres, the Arnold Arboretum. Known to locals as the Arboretum or “Arbs”, a wonderful collection of tree specimens are surrounded by paths and wonderful rolling meadows. Perfect for a stroll, jog, bike ride or dog walk. There are plenty of seasonal events as well, like Lilac Sunday. There are also nice ball fields, like Healy and Fallon fields.
The area is serviced by the commuter rail, also known as the “purple line”, with stations in the village as well as Belgrade Avenue. You will enjoy easy access to Forest Hills via multiple bus lines to get around. Vehicle travel will take you to major routes such as 128, I-95 and I-93. Route 1 is just a short ride up Washington Street.