Roslindale is a part of Boston in Suffolk County with the zip code 02131 and is known by the locals as Rozzie. It borders the Boston communities of Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury and Hyde Park. Many consider Roslindale Boston’s best kept secret since it is a great place to live, convenient to all of Metro Boston and still remains affordable. It has all you need right in the area along with having easy access to a public golf course and a 500-acre forest called Stoney Brook Reservation. Yes, you are in the city, but you can find open green space!
Stoney Brook Reservation is one of the best spots in Boston. It is owned and managed by the MDC (Metropolitan District Commission) and is open to the public until dusk. The reservation includes a skating rink, fishing at Turtle Pond, ten to twelve miles of hiking and bicycle paths, soccer and baseball fields, tennis courts, picnic areas, tot lot, and a pool. It also is the site for the John F. Thompson Center; New England’s first recreational facility specifically designed to accommodate handicapped visitors. For more information about the Center, call (617) 361-6161. You can even get there by public transportation!
Metropolitan Hill is not only the 2nd highest point in Boston, it is also a very special neighborhood. It has spectacular views of both downtown Boston on one side and the Blue Hills on the other. Lovely homes, primarily single-family houses, line the streets and the hill creates privacy for its residence.
Peter’s Hill is located on the southwest side of the Arnold Arboretum and abuts the MBTA Conservation land. This is a lovely neighborhood tucked away off the main streets. Here you will find a wonderful variety of single and multi-family houses all in close proximity to the beauty of the Arboretum and the conveniences of Jamaica Plain.
The main commercial district is called Roslindale Village, where the local shopper can find just about anything they need. There is a tremendous variety of locally owned and operated businesses from the coffee shop to the hardware store. The local supermarket is fondling referred to as the village market. Roslindale village surrounds a city park known as Roslindale’s Commons which ads to the feeling of a typical New England town. It also has its own train stop!
Between Roslindale Square and the West Roxbury Line is a neighborhood known as the Parkway Area. Here you will find larger, older homes, many with original details. The Parkway is the West Roxbury Parkway, a beautifully green scenic road with a lush median strip separating two sides of this tree-lined thoroughfare. At one end of the Parkway is the Stoney Brook Reservation land. The other end of the parkway travels through West Roxbury and into the town of Brookline.
The entire area is very well connected by public transportation. Buses run throughout the area connecting to both the Orange Line of the MBTA and the commuter rail that goes into South Station in Boston.