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  6. Diversity
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Roslindale is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 35,688. Roslindale is in Suffolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Roslindale offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Roslindale there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Roslindale and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Roslindale are above average.
About Roslindale...
Population
35,688

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$386,055
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,323
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    190
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    82
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    213
    500
  • Theft
    587
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    120
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$75,173
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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I have lived in Roslindale for more than 7 years, and it's one of the best neighborhoods in Boston! I have never had any problems living here! It's a pretty chill place to live and the streets aren't very loud. The people are very friendly and calm. There is a lot of diversity and different kinds of people. We have nice open space in the square. There is also a community center for young people, and a couple schools. There are lots of food, grocery stores, and small shops where you can get what you need. It is very easy to access the mbta (train and bus), with a few commuter rail stops. Overall, Roslindale is a great neighborhood!
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Roslindale is a neighborhood of Boston. It has a very vibrant little village with a great farmers market. It is a short commute drive wise into downtown Boston, but via public transportation you must take a bus to Forest Hills or the commuter rail which is more expensive but less frequent. Housing has gotten expensive. Housing is a mix of smaller houses and multiple family housing. The Boston Public Schools are challenging and mixed though getting better.
Roslindale community is a good place for individuals who frequently commute by bus and trains. Because its close to forest hill station, its easier to get access to bus and train at any particular time and day. Also because the neighborhood is made up of different people from diverse backgrounds, it creates an opportunity for individuals living in the community to learn new language and make good friends. furthermore, there is a public library which serves as a source of information for residents.
on the other hand, rent is very expensive compared to other neighborhoods and this has led to more people relocating to other towns. Also, some part of the town is not good for raising children because of access to drugs. Noise is also one of the main challenges facing residents in Roslindale. All in all, I will say Roslindale is not a bad place to leave compare to other place.