Six miles south-southwest of downtown Boston, Roslindale, once considered a garden suburb of Boston, now boasts a diverse community that many cultures call home - both for its natural beauty of valley-like and hilly surroundings, and its affordability. A thriving Hispanic community is evident from the local shops and commercial businesses that line Roslindale's main thruway, Washington Street, which extends from Dedham, Hyde Park, through Roslindale and to Jamaica Plain.
Many of the neighborhood's large, colonial homes have been converted into condos to accommodate the influx of young professionals and families seeking less expensive housing than afforded in JP or Newton. The western part of Roslindale blends seamlessly with West Roxbury's one and two family residences and tree-lined streets, while Roslindale's northern area consists of dense two and three-family residences amidst light industrial buildings akin to that of JP.
"Rozzie", as it is known to local residents, is best noted for its close proximity to the Arnold Arboretum, a 265-acre oasis that is part of Frederick Law Olmstead's Emerald Necklace. Roslindale Square, the heart of the neighborhood, is the subject of a National Trust for Historic Preservation Main Street award – showing that residents here know how to take care of their neighborhood. You can find a farmer's market in the heart of Rozzi Square each summer and fall.
Roslindale has its own informal neighborhoods: Boston Parkway, a shared neighborhood with West Roxbury, Metropolitan Hill, a shared neighborhood with Hyde Park; West Village; Longfellow Area; Forest Hills/Woodbourne, a shared neighborhood with Jamaica Plain; Lower Washington; Healy to Murray Hill; Prospect Hill; Mount Hope/Mount Canterbury - a shared neighborhood with Hyde Park; and Wellington Hill, a shared neighborhood with Jamaica Plain.
The MBTA Orange Line and Commuter Rail provide commuters with easy access to downtown. Roslindale is well served with local bus service. Plan your commute here.
Boston is a city of neighborhoods by means of annexation. Access the City of Boston's official website for Roslindale for Roslindale. If you have school-age children, Roslindale lies in the Boston Public School district. Its transportation policies are outlined here.
It is always wise to check for reported criminal activity wherever you plan on buying/living. The Boston Police have a web page dedicated to Roslindale which you can access for their latest news. You might wish to visit the neighborhood's own web site, which has helpful information and links for Roslindale.
If you have a specific property in mind that you think you might like to buy, The City of Boston maintains a database for the City Assessor which you can access to see what value the City gives the property and what the annual taxes are. Boston does offer a residential tax break for primary residences for which you might need to apply after your purchase.
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