Welcome To


The “Garden Suburb” of Boston

Welcome to Roslindale


Roslindale is a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, and is bordered by Mattapan, Hyde Park, West Roxbury, and Jamaica Plain. A part of Boston, Roslindale has full advantage of the excellent public transport system, making everything just one stop away. Convenience is a common theme in the suburbs of Boston.

Originally a part of Roxbury, Roslindale seceded in 1851 along with the other communities listed above. The name “Roslindale” came from a region in Scotland near Edinburgh and was suggested by a well-traveled community member in the 1860s. Roslindale has since grown as a streetcar suburb, meaning its growth came from its location along popular transit lines.

Many of the homes in Roslindale are built in contemporary and Colonial styles. The average price for a property in this area is $649,000, while rent sits around $2,350. Homes range from single-family to multi-family properties. 

What to Love

  • A taste of history at Bay State Model Railroad Museum
  • The green expanses of Bussey Brook Meadow
  • Quiet and peaceful atmosphere perfect for winding down

People & Lifestyle

Roslindale is a beautiful place to live, earning the name the “garden suburb” for its green spaces, which are a refreshing break from the concrete jungle of Boston. There is a quiet and peaceful air to the area due to this escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. 

Roslindale is perfect for those looking to raise a family since there are many great schools in the area. It’s also great for young professionals who want to live in the quiet suburbs but maintain access to everything Boston has to offer.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Roslindale is home to many great restaurants and shopping venues that are easily accessible due to public transport.

Some of the best shopping in the area include Birch St. House & Garden, which has a quaint gift shop. Another great store to stop into is Joanne Rossman: Purveyor of the unnecessary & the irresistible, a place for the mysticism to take you as well as a fantastic gift shop.

One of the many great restaurants in the area is Sophia’s Grotto, a venue that offers classic Italian fare served in a beautiful earth-toned dining room or outside on the patio. Another incredible option for Italian cuisine in the area is Delfino, which offers take-out and to-go as well as catering.

Things to Do

A part of Boston, Roslindale has access to many of the great things that Boston has to offer as well as its own things to do. 

If you love music, Club Passim campfire. festival is the perfect place to find up-and-coming musical talent as well as celebrate music itself. In nearby Boston, check out the Randolph Caribbean American Heritage Festival to learn about the amazing culture that has contributed to the Boston experience.

If you want to spend some time out in nature or exploring, visit Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center & Wildlife Sanctuary, which houses over 150 species of birds, butterflies, and flowers. One-acre Sargent Beechwood Nature Walk is great for walks and bird watching.


Roslindale is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

  • John D Philbrick Elementary School
  • Phineas Bates Elementary School
  • Edward Brooke Charter School
  • Washington Irving Middle School

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With their versatile and creative skillset, warm personality, and years of well-earned wisdom, MacKinnon & Co. is ready to hit the ground running and help their clients achieve their home ownership goals.