West Roxbury and Roslindale are primarily residential neighborhoods. Many families and young professionals move here to get more space for their money while still remaining in close proximity to the city center. Both neighborhoods feature shopping areas with many homegrown businesses and restaurants. West Roxbury and Roslindale are also located directly on the commuter rail, giving residents a quick and easy ride into the city without the traffic.
West Roxbury has a more suburban, leafy feel, and is predominately comprised of single family homes. Roslindale, on the other hand, is more densely packed with triple deckers and has a more urban vibe.