Roslindale Tourism

Roslindale is a primarily residential neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, bordered by Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, West Roxbury and Mattapan. It is served by an MBTA Commuter Rail line, several MBTA bus lines and the MBTA Orange Line in nearby Jamaica Plain. Roslindale has its own branch of the Boston Public Library, the neighborhood is covered by Boston Police District E-5 in West Roxbury, Boston EMS Ambulance 17 is stationed in Roslindale, and the Boston Fire Department has a station on Canterbury Street which houses Ladder 16, Engine 53 & District Chief 12. Roslindale's original Engine Company 45, was deactivated on April 10, 1981 due to budget cuts. The portion of the Arnold Arboretum south of Bussey Street is located in Roslindale. Six miles south-southwest of downtown Boston, Roslindale was originally part of the town of Roxbury. In 1851, current day Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and West Roxbury seceded from Roxbury. The area voted in 1873 to be annexed to the City of Boston. In the 1860s, the area was called South Street Crossing, due to the railroad's intersection with South Street. However, when the community applied for a post office district of its own, the name "South Street Crossing" proved to be unacceptable to the government. The name Roslindale was suggested by John Pierce, a well-traveled member of the community, who told the assembled citizens that the area reminded him of the historic town of Roslin, Scotland, outside Edinburgh. Pierce thought the area was like a dale because of the hills surrounding it. Thus the combination of "Roslin" and "dale" was submitted to the United States Postal Service and the name Roslindale was formally established. Roslindale grew residentially as a classic streetcar suburb. The railway was built after the American Civil War, and spawned a new round of commercial development. Roslindale saw steady growth in its residential population, beginning in the 1880s, with the introduction of the horse-drawn street railway service between Forest Hills and Dedham. On March 14, 1887, a Boston & Providence Railroad train consisting of a locomotive and nine passenger cars inbound from Dedham to Boston with over 200 passengers, was passing over a bridge at Bussey Street, in the current Arnold Arboretum, when the bridge collapsed causing the rear five cars to pile up on top of each other, killing twenty-three and injuring over one hundred. This is considered one of the first major rail catastrophes in the country, and contributed to the widespread inspection of train bridges across the U.S. In the 1920s, Roslindale Village assumed the configuration it has today, with tree-lined Adams Park at its center. Roslindale falls in a crease between several other Boston neighborhoods and the parts of Roslindale adjacent to these surrounding neighborhoods take on the characteristics of those neighborhoods. For example, the western part of Roslindale blends seamlessly with West Roxbury's one and two family residences and tree lined streets; and Roslindale's northern area consists of dense two and three family residences amidst light industrial buildings similar to the adjacent Stony Brook corridor in Jamaica Plain. Prior to the rise of suburban shopping malls in the 1970s, the Roslindale business district, Roslindale Square, was a major shopping district for the city of Boston, with department stores, showrooms, food markets, and a movie theatre. After suffering years of vacant storefronts and increased vandalism during the 1970s, 1980s & 1990s Roslindale Square enjoys limited success today as a local shopping district. Roslindale is a diverse neighborhood—according to the 2010 census, the ethnic makeup of its inhabitants was 49% Non-Hispanic White, 18% Non-Hispanic Black or African-American, 25% Hispanic or Latino and 3% Asian or Pacific Islander.

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Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Roslindale, United States. Explore Roslindale travel guide before you plan your trip here. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Boston, United States. Take a short trip from Roslindale and set some time aside to explore the Boston. Dotted with places like Fenway Park, The Museum Of Fine Arts, Freedom Trail; it will definitely be a good idea. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Roslindale.

  • Know the pollution level of Roslindale before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 18.28 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 35 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 27.87 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14.11 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 22.08 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10.32 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 19.67 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Roslindale for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Roslindale.

    • Burglary and Theft 29.09 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28.4 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 33.01 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 22.84 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 39.32 (Low)
    • Attacks 28.19 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50.49 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 60.1 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 34.95 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.47 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 40.14 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Roslindale is 179.49 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 66.57 (High)
    • Climate Index 71.73 (High)
    • Pollution Index 24.93 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 43.42 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 83.96 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 75.61 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.6 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 118.43 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Roslindale

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.11 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 49.76 USD

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