The city of Boston has many residential areas. Below is MWest, a regular commenter on this site telling us why she likes to live in Roslindale. For a lot of people, Roslindale has the perfect mix of proximity to the city center, green space and a village center that seems like a small town in and of itself.
For those in the city of Boston, is Rozzi the place to be? Are there other neighborhoods of Boston where $350,000 will get you a single family home? (In the case of Beacon Hill or the South end, a townhouse could qualify, if they are really attached single family homes.)
Roslindale has a beautiful town square ("Rozzi Village”) with great restaurants and shops and excellent proximity to downtown Boston by the commuter rail, subway, bus or even bike path. Equally important, we have wonderful outdoor spaces, starting with the Arnold Arboretum, but also including several well-maintained ball fields and playgrounds. It is next door to trendy JP, and I can get to Routes 1 and 128 easily.
I much prefer the organic tapestry that we have here; it is part of living in a city. As to schools, this is a perennial debate, even among those of us who live here. Our child isn't in school yet, but what I can say is that I have met many parents, including those who could afford private schools, whose children attend various public and charter schools by choice.
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