BROOKLINE

Its neighborhoods and districts are distinct, each having its own unique features.

Welcome to Brookline 

An urban and affluent strategically-located commuter hub

 
Located just three miles from Boston, Massachusetts, Brookline is a popular town neighboring Boston that is known for its upscale stores and village pubs, highly-rated public school system, and central location with convenient public transportation in and around the Boston metro area. Brookline’s neighborhoods and districts are distinct, each having its own unique features. Two world-famous parks reside inside its locale, including the home of former president John F. Kennedy.
 

What to Love

  • Walkable 
  • Small-town feel
  • A lively cultural vibe
  • Family-friendly 
  • One of the best public school systems in the country
  • Highly effective public transit system perfect for commuters
 

Brookline Real Estate Market

The architectural styles in Brookline are as stunning as they are diverse, from contemporary estates to 1920s Tudor Revival homes and more. Contact the Boston agents & Real Estate Agents at Prism Real Estate Group to find condos, property, townhouses, houses & luxury homes for sale in Brookline, Massachusetts.
 

Local Lifestyle

Brookline has an urban feel coupled with a laid-back vibe, and it offers suburban living without the hassle and noise of living in Boston proper. Brookline’s position nestled between six of Boston’s most affluent and lively neighborhoods means city amenities are just around the corner. Brookline is full of life, with individuals commuting in and out of Boston for work, children heading to school, and locals checking off their social calendars with visits to festivals, concerts, and restaurants. 
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The awe-inspiring flavors of Northern Italian cuisine are found at La Morra, whose chic atmosphere is home to traditional entrees and a nightly Prezzo fisso menu. One of Boston’s most popular spots for authentic French fare is La Voile Brookline. Its warm, bistro atmosphere blends with the casual elegance of a brasserie, creating a special backdrop for the delightful dishes it serves. Kupel's Bakery is a proud owner of homemade pastries, sandwiches, and bread. While there, grab a dozen sweet-filled hamantaschen. Sicilian flavor meets fresh seafood at The Daily Catch, whose lobster fra Diavolo tastes as stunning as it sounds. Warm up with a steaming bowl of housemade ramen at Ganko Ittetsu Ramen.
 
Fill your basket with locally-grown produce, organic meat, artisan goods, and more at the Brookline Farmers Market on Centre West Street. Afterward, stop by Brookline Booksmith’s independent shop for a curated assortment of new and vintage books. 
 

Things to Do

Art, culture, and recreation are always around the corner in Brookline. The town has expansive parks and open spaces, from small playgrounds to large historic landscapes. Aside from its bustling nightlife, Brookline is also home to two National Park Sites, including the home of Frederick Law Olmsted and JFK's birthplace, so be sure to check them out to explore Brookline’s rich history. 
 
Arts Brookline hosts a wide range of seasonal and continuous events and exhibitions for art lovers, including the highly anticipated car shows at Lars Anderson Park. Of course, no day is finished without a visit to Brookline Reservoir Park, whose stunning natural views and walking trails make its visitors feel like they’re in the middle of Massachusetts’ countryside. 
 

Schools

The Public Schools of Brookline (PSB) serve over 7,000 students in Brookline. Top-rated schools in the area include:
 
  • Brookline High School
  • Jackson Walnut School Elementary School

 

 

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Overview for BROOKLINE, MA

59,223 people live in BROOKLINE, where the median age is 35.6 and the average individual income is $74,548.75. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

59,223

Total Population

35.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$74,548.75

Average individual Income

Around BROOKLINE, MA

There's plenty to do around BROOKLINE, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

9
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
56
Bikeable
Bike Score
31
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including House of Lavash, Cobble, and Love Child.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.26 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.58 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.77 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.32 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.48 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.11 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for BROOKLINE, MA

BROOKLINE has 24,960 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in BROOKLINE do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 59,223 people call BROOKLINE home. The population density is 8,760.88 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

59,223

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.6

Median Age

46.75 / 53.25%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
24,960

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$74,548.75

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in BROOKLINE, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby BROOKLINE. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Florida Ruffin Ridley School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
Maimonides School Elementary Section
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Apple Orchard School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Beaver Country Day School
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 11th
No rating available
St Mary Of The Assumption Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
New England Hebrew Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Ivy Street School
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5

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