Welcome to Brookline
A thriving, quaint town surrounded by greenery
Brookline is a historic town located a few minutes away from Boston. It's a close-knit community and a haven for nature lovers. Enjoy a mix of urban and suburban living thanks to its extensive greenery and small commercial district. Locals are known for their unwavering dedication to building a strong community, making it perfect for people of different ages and backgrounds. Brookline also boasts excellent schools and family-owned businesses.
What to Love
- Dedication to environmental preservation
- Numerous outdoor activities
- Highly-rated school system
- Emphasis on promoting local businesses
Brookline has a slower pace of life compared to the bustling vibrance of downtown Boston. Everything is within walking distance, so you don't have to drive around. The multi-acre sanctuaries and miles of walking paths provide excellent outdoor recreational opportunities.
There are also extraordinary enrichment centers for all age groups. The Brookline Teen Center
offers a place where local young adults can build robots, hold band practices, and play parkour. Seniors spend their time with guided hikes, yoga classes, and art exhibits organized by the senior center. Other residents love spending time at the Brookline Arts Center
, making ceramics, or perfecting their routine at The Brookline Ballet School
Brookline also hosts several annual events that bring the community together. Brookline Day is the most popular one. Local business owners, partners of the Brookline Recreation Department, and town agencies organize this event, which features face painting, food, and a 5K race.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Brookline boasts a diverse dining scene. Taberna de Haro
is the perfect place to get a taste of Spanish flares and a delightful bottle of wine. Their Patatas Brava and sweetbreads are a must-have. They also have an extensive sherry selection that will keep you coming back time and time again.
If you desire Middle-Eastern cuisine, visit Rami's
. This restaurant has served Brookline residents kosher Middle Eastern-Israeli foods since 1990.
The perfect ramen in Brookline is found at Ganko Ittetsu Ramen
. While there, be sure to try the gankara miso, a spicy miso-based broth with various side dishes.
Brookline’s shopping scene is charming. You'll find craftsmanship ceramics, clothing, and unique jewelry at Fire Opal
. For apparel, Mint Julep
has the perfect casual-meets-party assortment of fashionwear.
Things to Do
Nature lovers have their share of fun in Brookline. If you're looking for an expansive space to unwind, Larz Anderson Park
is your go-to destination. It's the perfect place to stargaze, watch the sunset, and sled in the winter.
Boston Public Schools serve the community of Brookline. Top-performing schools in the area include: