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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Roslindale is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 28,904. Roslindale is in Suffolk County. Living in Roslindale offers residents an urban suburban mix 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
28,904

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$458,752
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,516
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Roslindale Rankings

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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
    189.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    81.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    213.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    587.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    119.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$77,891
National
$55,322
Families with Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Roslindale Reviews

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Its very calming and quiet. There is a lot of mom and pop shops and small restaurants that are great gems! There are plenty of barbershops, banks and small events that go on to make this town lively!
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It's a great neighborhood in Boston. You get to be in the city while still maintaining the quaint neighborhood feel. It's relatively safe compared to other neighborhoods around Boston, which is good. However, it's very segregated. People of color live on one side of the neighborhood, and white people live on the other. I wish that it wasn't like this. It is also ridiculously expensive to live here.
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!