The Brookline Neighborhood

The Town of Brookline is a suburb of Boston that borders several major Boston neighborhoods - AllstonBrighton, FenwayKenmoreMission HillJamaica Plain and West Roxbury. The City of Newton touches Brookline to the west. The northern part of Brookline, which is bordered by both Allston and Brighton, is urban in character and has a large inventory of rental apartments. Coolidge Corner, which is known for its rich set of amenities, is the epicenter of northern Brookline. The area to the south of Coolidge Corner, towards Brookline Village, is comprised primarily of owner-occupied properties, with some rental apartments and street-level retail along Harvard Street. The areas south of Brookline Village and Route 9 are known primarily for charming and lavish single family homes.

Brookline apartments have always been an attractive living option for young professionals, new families, and a variety of university students who attend world-class institutions in the surrounding area. due to its proximity and its affordability relative to downtown Boston neighborhoods.  Brookline young professionals working in the Longwood Medical area love the short commute time.


Urban Brookline is well-known for its various retail shops and superb restaurants. University students and young professionals renting in Brookline regularly indulge in all the casual eateries, artisanal shops, pubs, convenience stores, banking services, coffee shops, Hubway bicycle stations, among many retail options in Brookline. The town also has a lot of international residents, young families, and long-time residents who enjoy access to multiple grocery stores and fine dining options. Brookline residents can be seen in fitness clubs, spa/salons, convenience stores, small local businesses and services that add character to this established town.

Brookline’s community dynamics has helped Brookline maintain its reputation as an enjoyable area for young urban professionals, families, and long-term residents to live. Another major factor in the town’s appeal is the visual attractiveness of its pleasant neighborhoods, which are dotted with classic architecture and serene parks. Brookline is simply a world-class place to live.

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