If you are considering living in Boston but want a suburban feel, Brookline is the perfect option because getting from Brookline to Boston is fast and easy.
Brookline is surrounded by Boston’s six neighborhoods. The city of Newton is in the west. It is the most populous town in Massachusetts. Spanning over 7 miles, Brookline has a very high population density of 9,480 people per square mile.
Brookline is the home for many academic and medical institution staff like Harvard medical school, Boston University, Longwood medical area hospitals. Brookline was said to have the most residents with doctoral degrees in the US in 2012.
Another fun fact - Brookline is the birthplace of John F. Kennedy! The home where he was born still stands and is a free museum.
Brookline is made of several neighborhoods. Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village and Washington square are the lively areas with lots of restaurants, shops, bookstores, T stops, where you can stroll and people watch, there is lots to do and it feels like you live in a city.
if you want more of a quiet enjoyment, you can choose to live in South Brookline, Fisher Hill, Pill Hill or Chestnut Hill neighborhoods
Fisher Hill has the largest and most expensive homes, it’s a very upscale neighborhood that has houses that were built in the early 1800s. Fisher Hill is close to the Chestnut Hill Ave and Reservoir stops on the MBTA green line.
Pill Hill is a neighborhood that got its name because it is very close to the Longwood Medical Area and has a high population of doctors and hospital staff. The majority of houses in the area were built between 1870 and 1930, the houses are well maintained with historical accuracy.
Chestnut Hill is another upscale neighborhood that has parts of it in Newton, Brookline and Boston.
Brookline is served by the C, D and B branches of the MBTA Green Line light rails, with inbound service to downtown Boston and outbound service to Newton. There are also many bus lines.
Brookline Senior high school is ranked 34th in Ma and 802nd in National rankings by US NEWS High School Rankings. There are several colleges here, Pine Manor College, Hellenic College & Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Boston Graduation school of Psychoanalysis.
Great Restaurants/cafes: Something for everyone!
Barcelona Wine Bar has an extensive array of Spanish-centric small plates & wine in an intimate setting, it is open late-nights.
Bottega di Capri is a cozy neighborhood deli offering imported meats, home-made bread, homestyle Italian meals & espresso.
Washington Square Tavern has American dishes & many beers are found at this busy, no-reservations standby with wood-lined space.
Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline Village is home to New England's only dedicated puppet theater and center for puppetry arts. It is one of the four oldest puppet theaters in the United States. The not for profit Coolidge Corner Theatre’s art-house films are beloved by the locals.
There is a variety of grocery stores in Brookline -Stop & Shop, Star Market, Trader Joe’s and much more.
And to summarize everything, here are my Pros and Cons of living in Brookline.
Now, there are not many cons about living in Brookline besides the one that real estate prices are pretty up there, compared to other Boston suburbs. It is more affordable than downtown Boston, for sure, though.
There is no overnight parking and very limited night life. And, that’s it!
The Rate of Home Ownership 48.5% and Brookline Total Median Sale Price for a Single Family is $2,367,500.00 and $748.37 per Sq ft.I hope that was helpful, to watch the video I made about Brookline, please go to my Youtube channel - Boston Area Homes by Noune K and here is the link to that specific video click here
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