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Bookline is a wonderful, quiet community for all people, including young professionals, families, and retirees. It has a very neighborly feel and is relatively quiet. Two major subway lines run through it in addition to many MBTA bus routes.
If you are thinking of moving here, let me help you decide. From one end to the other: what Brookline offers you.
Coolidge Corner bustling with people, and there are plenty of top notch eateries in Washington Square, plus history in Brookline Village, and big homes near “The Country Club”, the oldest country club in the nation.
Part of Greater Boston. Brookline borders six of Boston‘s neighborhoods: Brighton, Allston, Fenway–Kenmore, Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, and West Roxbury. The city of Newton lies to the west of Brookline.
Present day Brookline is a town (exclave) in Norfolk County, which is the richest county in the state of Massachusetts of the United States. It is an exclave because it is geographically separated from the original county by towns belonging to other counties. With an area of 6.8 square miles, the city is bordered by Newton (Middlesex County) on its west and Boston (Suffolk County) on the remaining sides. According to the 2010 census, the population of Brookline stood at around 58,000.
Brookline’s southern expanse runs off Route 9 and into the area called The Emerald Necklace — a 1,100-acre (4.5-hectare) chain of green space linked by parkways and waterways. This area is home to many famous Medical Centers such as the Joselin Clinic, Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center, Children's Hospital and Brigham & Womens Hospital. Designedby famous architect Frederick Law Olmsted more than 100 years ago, the area includes the Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Pond and the gorgeous Larz Anderson Park . The park was left to Brookline in 1948 and serves as the home of one of the nation’s oldest automobile collections. The Larz Anderson Park has excellent views of Boston, an antique auto museum, a beautiful place to photograph a wedding and enjoy weeping willow trees while walking around man-made pond. Listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places, the park is a favorite spot for family picnics, taking pictures or just playing. In the winter, the hills are perfect for sledding, and you can even strap on skates at the nearby outdoor rink. With Route 9 running through the area, there’s no shortage of shopping. Directly along the major thoroughfare, you can find The Street, a collection of shops that includes an upscale movie theater, Shake Shack and several retail outlets selling everything from furniture to kids’ clothes. While it’s easier to access this area by car, you can also arrive via the D Green Line, which runs through Chestnut Hill.
“The Street”, An outdoor mall is a hub of entertainment in Chestnut Hill at the edge of Brookline. It has popular anchors such as Shake Shack and the area’s only SuperLux movie theatre, but its real draw is the property’s family-friendly programming. Being in Chestnut Hill, The Street also includes unique shopping boutiques, top-tier restaurants and high-end home and life outlets.
MANY NEIGHBORHOODS, "PILL HILL" NEAR THE MEDICAL CENTERS, WITH OLD VICTORIANS- COOLIDGE CORNER'S DELI'S AND INDEPENDENT SHOPS, EVEN A BOOKSTORE
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