The neighborhood is named after a large village that was founded at the site. The contemporary urban look comes from the 1960s and 1970s. The neighbourhood is divided into two sections: Mykilska and Pivdenna (South) Borshchahivka. A village named Petropavlivska Borshchahivka also exists nearby, but it does not belong to Kyiv.
A fast tram line connects Borshchahivka with Kyiv's central railway station.
Sofiyevskaya Borshchagovka has a population of over 6,485 people. Sofiyevskaya Borshchagovka also forms part of the wider Kyiv metropolitan area which has a population of over 3,475,000 people. For the location of Sofiyevskaya Borshchagovka see: Borshchahivka.