Mar Roukoz is mostly a residential region. Notable places include the School of Engineering and the Faculty of Science of Saint Joseph University, as well as several country clubs, and a water park. The village is under the administration of the Municipality of Dekwaneh, and is officially a part of the region of Dahr el Hossein.
The region is named after Saint Roch (Mar Roukoz in Arabic) Monastery which is built on a prominent hill, and serves as the headquarters of the Maronite Antonine Order. The monastery was established in 1768.