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Where We Work: Roslindale

We work all across Greater Boston to make the real estate dreams of buyers and sellers come true. In this series we’ll be sharing with you the neighborhoods we work in, as well as the micro-neighborhoods within them that each have a unique culture and property appeal.

Roslindale is a tight-knit, community-oriented neighborhood of Boston right near Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury. The town has a rich history but also boasts the conveniences of contemporary urban life: rich green spaces, locally owned shops, and a town square that’s always bustling with events and markets.

In the early 1800s Roslindale was actually a part of Roxbury, and it seceded into its own neighborhood in 1873. The town was also known as a baking hub, with several bread baking shops and factories dominating the market. You can still pop into Fornax Bread Company for the soothing aromas of fresh loaves of bread and pastries straight from the oven.

Roslindale is a diverse neighborhood, blending cultures for an inclusive and distinct community feel. Many residents have lived in the neighborhood for generations and it has a nice mix of families, young professionals, and retirees. Though the area has grown in popularity, it’s dodged the trendy/hipster bullet and has maintained its classic neighborly charm.

Roslindale is also known for its pastoral beauty. In fact, the name Roslindale literally comes from the rolling hills and dales around Main Street. The topography may have changed a bit over time but it’s still easy to escape into the calming green spaces around the neighborhood. Part of the Arnold Arboretum is in Roslindale offering restful paths, unique foliage, and beautiful garden oases to flee to when the urban life feels stifling. The town is also full of recreational areas, playgrounds for kids, tracks for the running inclined, and fields for games of pickup soccer.

Our team member Mike Wood lives in Roslindale and can tell you all the ins and outs, from how to score the best seat at the summer Jazz in the Square concerts to what farmer’s market stands you really can’t miss. If you think Roslindale might be the neighborhood for you, shoot us an e-mail at to get your transition into the area started.


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