Roslindale became our home in 2008, it wasn’t a hard sell for us because it was voted one of the best places to live! We’ve been hard to pry away from this little neighborhood ever since, forcing friends from far off lands like Brookline and Charlestown (and yes even New York) to come out and sample some of our favorite restaurants like Sophia’s Grotto or Redds in Rozzie, or spend an afternoon enjoying the Arnold Arboretum. Conveniently located, this Boston neighborhood allows you quick access downtown via the Commuter Rail or Orange Line (Forest hills), as well as Dedham and I-90, I-95/128.
There is a very strong community feel when you walk around the streets of Roslindale. People wave hello, actively engage you in pleasantries, and always swoon over our little white furry friend – who shares a very friendly disposition too. We have one of the strongest Main Streets organizations we’ve ever seen, Roslindale Village Main Streets helps support holiday lights in the village, the Taste of Roslindale, the Rolsindale Farmer’s Market, and so much more. We are avid supporters of our local Boston Public Library branch here in Roslindale, but of course, as one of us is a librarian. It is a cornerstone to our village or square (depending on who you’re talking to), and is widely used.
For those considering moving to the area with children you may want to do a little research on the Boston Public School system for parents and students, or investigate surrounding private schools if that’s of interest. Of course a must stop place is the City of Boston website which has mountains of information and resources (and even smartphone apps). You certainly don’t want to miss out on learning about the residential exemption for property owners living in Boston!
Below please find some of our recent posts related to Roslindale – or better yet setup a time for your personal tour! Talk/text 617.564.3555 or email us!
It’s that time of year again-things are blooming, growing, greening, and there just seems to be so much more life outside! With these wonderful seasons Mother Nature has given us in New England comes an long list of chores specific to each month in our area. The Roslindale Patch posted a great little article with a list of tasks to keep in mind, Gardening To-Do’s for May. This list is also a good guide to get your home in tip top shape for open houses! Happy gardening! Get in touch with us for all your real estate questions,...read more
Take a look at this wonderful condo located on Kittredge Street in Roslindale! With over 1,800 square feet of living space and a gracious floor plan there is no doubt that this feels like a single family. There are 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in this home with 8 rooms total. The property features really nice woodwork, modern appliances, insulation, and is even wired for the internet. Being a resident of Kittredge Street ourselves we can vouch for how easy it is to walk to all of the wonderful features in Roslindale Village while having a quiet...read more
Editorial Note: We’re excited to bring you a guest post from Rikk Miller, who has graciously provided a detailed look into the real estate market throughout the year. If you’d like to learn more about Mr. Miller you can find him on LinkedIn. According to the real estate experts, they expect a continued recovery of the housing market in 2013 after a sluggish 2012. Reports from the MLS Property Information Network, year to date home sales in Massachusetts have increased 20% as compared to 2011-2012. The average home prices have...read more
I scream, you scream, we all scream for… ice cream! We love ice cream. Here in Roslindale we cherished Jimmie’s when it opened up. However in 2011 we converted to vegans. We love it, however when one of the things you love about Roslindale is it’s amenities, the amount of vegan-less amenities can become all the more frustrating (fine, we love the food!). We found a delicious little vegan friendly strip in Allston that houses Grasshopper Restuarnt, Peace o Pie Gourmet Pizza, and… FoMu, an ice cream and cafe that has ice...read more
Thank you so much for helping us find our new home. Thank you for your patience, kindness, and perseverance. Thank you for staying on top of things until the very end! We just moved in last weekend and we are now very excited to be in our new, peaceful neighborhood… [we] are already making plans to remodel the kitchen and the bathroom, and maybe add an extra bathroom on the 1st floor. We have so much storage space and the kids are thrilled with their new rooms…It was great having you as our realtor. It was not an easy situation...read more
Boston is often identified and described by visitors and residents alike using its neighborhoods. As in, “Oh, it’s just past the North End” or “It borders Back Bay and the South End”. Naturally each of the the many areas in Boston have developed housing and architectural styles which make them easily recognizable to anyone in the know. So what are they? Let’s look at a few of the areas around our neck of the woods… Roslindale is primarily single and multifamily homes, with a limited number of larger...read more
Most people either let their budget influence these choices or let their area. However, it’s important to understand that you may be moving into a new setting, or you may not want to. We’ve tried to cover some pros and cons through these options and gain some insight into what you would prefer (or require!) in your new home. Condominium P: Low maintenance living, shared common expenses, many full service buildings are available with a luxury hotel feeling. C: Living in close proximity to neighbors, you usually can’t make changes that would...read more
There are an overwhelming number of house styles out there. It is said that America is “the melting pot of the world” when it comes to population and cultures, we can apply that to home styles too! Fear not, there are a few basic rules to remember that can help you make an educated guess on the style of home you are looking at. The easiest and often the most obvious indicator is the “line” of the home. Now, I know you hear about a “line” describing everything from furniture to artfully presented meals, but what does it really mean? When...read more
Just got in from Small Business Saturday in Roslindale Village, which also happens to be when our tree is light in Adam’s Park, so it really is beginning to look at lot like Christmas here in Rozzie! Holiday decorating has become a presence in my life ever since the day I met Mr. Madsen. He has an enthusiasm for holiday decorating that can only be compared to his enthusiasm for interior design and real estate. He’s even been hired to do it. Coming from a household that rarely decorated, let alone on time, with anything other than white...read more
Are you a local and volunteer inclined individual? You may want to contact the Roslindale Open Studios crew then, they are in need of Art Ambassadors for the November 3rd & 4th event. As a former Art Ambassador I can assure the process is painless! Last year was my first time volunteering for this group. My father was banished from his home in New Hampshire due to a girls weekend my mother was throwing, and so he came to visit his son and son-in-law in Roslindale. Since I knew Eric would be out showing houses to prospective buyers, I...read more