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About Brookline, MA

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Brookline MA Apartments

Brookline MA apartments can be the answer to your accommodation needs. Brookline is a town in Norfolk County, which is in Massachusetts. It is also a part of Greater Boston, as it borders six Boston neighborhoods, namely:

  • Brighton
  • Allston
  • Fenway-Kenmore
  • Mission Hill
  • Jamaica Plain
  • West Roxbury

Notable Areas

Some of the most notable sub areas of Brookline include the following places:

  • Fisher Hill
  • Coolidge Corner
  • Corey Farm
  • Corey Hill
  • Saint Mary
  • North Brookline
  • JFK Crossing

Historic Buildings in Brookline MA

The following are some of the historic buildings that are open to the public.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site

This is the childhood home and birthplace of President John F. Kennedy, it is located near Coolidge Corner and is found on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Park Service is the body that maintains it and from May to September, when people can come to and explore it.

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Formerly known as Fairsted, it was a 100-year-old business headquarters and a design office developed by Frederick Law Olmsted for his family business, the Olmsted Brothers firm. Today, Frederick Law Olmsted is known as the father of American landscape architecture. The town now preserves this site and it is open for public viewing. If you move to Brookline, this could be a fun outing for you and your friends and/ or family.

John Goddard House

Found at 235 Goddard Avenue, this house is a historic and was built by John Goddard, an 18th century farmer and influential member in the American Revolutionary War. When the Siege of Boston occurred, rebels used Goddard’s house to store rebel munitions. According to Wikipedia, the house is part of the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the only remaining pieces of 18th century architecture.

Larz Anderson Park

Larz Anderson Park is a 64-acre park containing the Larz Anderson Auto Museum and the Putterham School. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The museum contains the oldest automobile collection in the United States, and the school is a one room colonial schoolhouse that has had quite a few alterations done. The park also contains picnic areas, vast fields and gardens, as well as an ice-skating rink.

If you move to Brookline MA apartments, the following are some more places that will surely catch your interest and make for good times with friends or family- or even for you to explore by yourself!

The Dutch House

This building, found at 20 Netherlands Road, was originally built to exhibit works for the 1893 World’s Fair by the Van Houten Cocoa Company. It was known as the Dutch Cocoa House and was even granted a medal at the World’s Fair for its beauty and exhibitions. The building was relocated to its current location brick by brick and is on the National Register of Historic Places for being one of the best examples of Dutch High Renaissance style in the United States. Local Brookline residents love getting their picture taken with the Dutch House as the background.

The Puppet Showplace Theater

Founded in 1974, the theater hosts puppet show performances for children and adults. Mary Putnam Churchill, who was a teacher and a puppeteer, founded the theater. With prices ranging from $9 to $12.50 – similar to a movie ticket – it can be an affordable way to be entertained!

Education in Brookline MA

Brookline has numerous, high-quality educational opportunities for children of all ages. If this is a priority in your search for Brookline, MA apartments, rest assured that most of the schools are easy to reach from most locations. The following is a list of K-12 schools in town.

Brookline High School

Brookline High School is one of the best high schools in Massachusetts in terms of academic performance. It has received a Gold Medal for Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report. The high school is well known for fostering the creativity of their students. They even have a film program known as Brookline Access Television that has given students the ability to produce and make their own films with modern technology.

Coolidge Corner School

This school was previously known as The Devotion School, and it is a public elementary school situated on 345 Harvard Street. Edward Devotion first owned the school, and then his grandson, also named Edward Devotion, purchased the land. The Brookline Historical Society preserves the building. Nearly 800 students from pre-kindergarten to 8th grade attend the school. It is also the largest of the eight public elementary schools that are in Brookline.

There are also a number of private schools in Brookline, including the following:

  • Beaver County Day School
  • Maimonides School
  • The Park School
  • Brimmer and May School
  • Ivy Street School
  • Dexter Southfield School

Brookline MA Apartments

This section will help you learn more about rental prices for Brookline MA apartments, ranging from studios to 7-bedroom apartments.


Brookline MA apartments and some examples of their rents on specific streets are as follows:

  • Francis St., 6 beds, 4 baths-$7,500
  • Greenway Ct., 6 beds, 2 baths-7,000
  • Winchester St., 6 beds, 3 baths-$6,900
  • Babcock St., 5 beds, 3 baths-$6,700
  • Beacon St., 4 beds, 3 baths-$6,500 (Washington Square)
  • Centre, 4 beds, 4 baths-$6,300 (Coolidge Corner)
  • Strathmore, 5 beds, 2 baths-$6,300
  • Euston St., 5 beds, 1.5 baths-$6,000
  • Beacon St., 5 beds, 2 baths-$5,700
  • Egmont St., 4 beds, 2 baths-$5,100
  • Freeman St., 4 beds, 2 baths-$4,900
  • Saint Paul St., 3 beds, 1 bath-$3,900
  • Gibbs St., 3 beds, 2 baths-$3,900
  • Browne St., 3 beds, 1 bath-$3,900
  • University Rd., 4 beds, 2 baths-$3,800

1 Bedroom Apartments

In Brookline MA apartments, the 1-bedroom apartments and their rental cost are as follows:

  • Beacon St., 1 bed, 1 bath-$3,250 (Coolidge Corner)
  • Euston St., 1 bed, 1 bath-$3,150
  • Sherman Rd., 1 bed, 1 bath-$2,750
  • Gerry Rd., 1 bed, 1.5 baths-$2,690
  • Beacon, 1 bed, 1 bath-$2,675
  • Gerry Rd., 1 bed, 1.5 baths-$2,650
  • VFQ Pkwy, 1 bed, 1.5 baths-$2,650
  • Freeman St., 1 bed, 1 bath-$2,550
  • Thronton Rd., 1 bed, 1.5 baths-$2,510
  • Washington St., 1 bed, 1 bath-$2,500
  • Gardner Rd., 1 bed, 1 bath-$2,300
  • Winthrop Rd., 1 bed, 1 bath-$2,150

3 Bedroom Apartments

In Brookline MA apartments, the 3-bedroom apartments and their rents are as follows:

  • Euston St., 3 beds, 2 baths-$5,100
  • Freeman St., 3 beds, 1.5 baths-$4,500 (Coolidge Corner)
  • Saint Paul St., 3 beds, 1 bath-$3,920
  • Egmont St., 3 beds, 1 bath-$3,920
  • Browne St., 3 beds, 1 bath-$3,900
  • Gibbs St., 3 beds, 2 baths-$3,900
  • Saint Paul St., 3 beds, 1 bath-$3,900
  • Beacon St., 3 beds, 1 bath-$3,850
  • Roberts St., 3 beds, 2 baths-$3,400
  • Winthrop Rd., 3 beds, 2 baths-$3,250
  • Eliot Ave., 3 beds, 1 bath-$3,200
  • Brook St., 3 beds, 1 bath-$3,100
  • Duffley Ct., 3 beds, 1.5 baths-$3,000
  • Boylston St., 3 beds, 2 baths-$3,000

5 Bedroom Apartments

In Brookline MA apartments, the 5-bedroom apartments and their rents are as follows:

  • Babcock St., 5 beds, 3 baths-$6,700
  • Strathmore, 5 beds, 2 baths-$6,300
  • Euston St.,5 beds, 1.5 baths-$6,000
  • Beacon St., 5 beds, 2 baths-$5,700
  • Washington St., 5 beds, 1 bath-$4,900
  • Claflin Rd., 5 beds, 3 baths-$4,500
  • Saint Paul St., 5 beds, 1.5 baths-$4,300
  • Kilsyth Rd., 5 beds, 2 baths-$3,800

6 Bedroom Apartments

In Brookline MA apartments, the 7-bedroom apartments and their rents are as follows:

  • Francis St., 6 beds, 4 baths-$7,500
  • Greenway Ct., 6 beds, 2 baths-$7,000
  • Winchester St., 6 beds, 3 baths-$6,900


Now that you have learned about Brookline MA apartments let’s talk about the transportation options available. Brookline is easily accessible via the Green line T as well as bus lines.

The C and D branches of the Green Line trains serve Brookline and there are many MBTA bus routes in this part of Boston. The B line runs along the border of Commonwealth Avenue, which is in Allston but close to the Brookline border. If you don’t have private transportation, like a car, then MBTA public transport services would be a great option for you.

Public Libraries In Brookline

Reading is great activity and if you live in Brookline MA apartments, will have access to amazing places that you can read or buy books from. There are three public libraries in Brookline:

  • Public Library of Brookline, which is situated at 361 Washington Street.
  • Coolidge Corner Branch Library, which is situated at 31 Pleasant St.
  • Putterham Branch Library, which is situated at 959 West Roxbury Pkwy.

Best Things To Do In Brookline MA

There are many entertaining things to do and places to go in Brookline aside from the historical sites. This includes dining out at local restaurants, sightseeing, and much more.

Eating And Drinking

Some of the best places to eat and drink, are discussed below.

Taberna De Haro

This Spanish eatery serves some of the best tapas in Massachusetts, making you feel like you are in the heart of Barcelona. You will definitely enjoy the wine list offered here not only because of its large selection, but also because of the quality of the wine available. If you aren’t sure of what to order here, then you must try the patatas bravas, a delicious potato dish served with a creamy sauce that is out of this world! The sweetbreads would also be a great order, and the sherry selection of Taberna de Haro always provides good choices to end your meal with. For nice days, they do offer outdoor seating!


If you want to try out some Middle Eastern-Israeli fusion cuisine, then Rami’s is the best place around. They serve kosher foods and have many vegetarian options to cater to more of their customers. Their babaganoush, a tangy sesame and eggplant-based dip, is some of the best you will have. They also offer shawarma, hummus, and Israeli beer.


Fugakyu serves Japanese cuisine and is a must place to go for those who live in Brookline MA. You can try several dishes at this place such as shumai, gyoza, and incredible sushi. Their flagship restaurant is in Brookline, but now they have locations all over the Greater Boston area. Make sure to try their signature sake cocktails and imported Japanese beers, as they are flavorful and unique.

Michael’s Deli

If you want a really good sandwich, then you should definitely go to Michael’s Deli as they serve the best pastrami sandwiches in the Greater Boston area. They have been in business for almost 40 years and are still going strong. Their meats come straight from the Bronx and are prepared in-house daily. You cannot get a more authentic pastrami sandwich anywhere else in Boston. The portions are big; therefore, you will always end up satisfied and happy after eating here.

The Publick House

If you are a fan of beer, then there is no better place to be than The Publick House. This award-winning beer bar has one of the largest selections of beers in Brookline, housing beer from breweries in New England, Belgium, Germany, England, and even Japan. There are so many options, so that you can never get tired of drinking the same thing.

Washington Square Tavern

The cocktails at Washington Square Tavern, located at 714 Washington St., are refreshing and expertly crafted. They also serve solid gastropub fare and the neighborhood is a good hangout place as well. It is a great place to take people who are visiting and is good date spot, too. The place is definitely a must-visit!

Fun Places For Children

Brookline has a number of children’s activities and recreational venues multiple age groups. Some of these places are as follows:

As mentioned before, The Puppet Showplace Theater is a staple in Brookline for family-friendly entertainment. It holds more than 300 performances in a year. It can be a fun place for children, as they can see classic stories unfold in front of their eyes, listen to fairy tales and watch modern interpretations of storybooks. If you or your child enjoys storytelling, then this is the perfect place.

Winthrop Square/Minot Rose Garden

The Winthrop Square/Minot Rose Garden is situated near Coolidge Corner, and they have a variety of playground equipment for toddlers and young children. There are many benches in the playground and the garden, where you can sit and watch your children as they play. If the day is hot, then you can always make use of the sandboxes, and the sprinkler area. The beautiful rose garden is also a lot of fun to explore.

Magic Beans

Magic Beans is another great place one can bring children. It is a baby and toy store with a colorful selection of popular toys, such as Lego sets and Alex art supplies, which children really love. There is even an indoor play area where you can let your children run around and be creative. They also carry many baby necessities like strollers, car seats, and very cute clothing. It is so cool; your kids will not want to leave!

Allandale Farm

Allandale Farm is a great place for children to learn about how a farm works and what happens there on a day-to-day basis. The environment is kid-friendly and there are a number of activities in which they can take part. These include going on one of the hayrides they offer, or benefitting from story times during the summer. If you want fresh veggies for cooking in Brookline MA apartments, then you can sign up for CSA as well, a program where Allandale Farm will handpick produce for you every week for 20 weeks for you to pick up. You can eat healthy and have fun doing it!

Billy Ward Playground

Another good, kid-friendly place to go is the Billy Ward Playground. Children can run around on their splash pad on hot summer days. There is also a sandbox area where children can build sand sculptures. The wooden toy train structure is one of the most beloved parts of the playground, which is what made the park famous among young children. If you have older kids, the Billy Ward Playground also has state-of-the-art basketball courts and areas to play other sports.

Good Places To Shop

Shopping is always a fun experience, and Brookline has a lot of unique shopping options for you that will be hard to find anywhere else. Some of the best places to shop near Brookline MA apartments are as follows:


Top drawer is a cute little shop located at 275 Harvard St. They sell a large variety of gifts, art supplies, school supplies, accessories, and luggage. If you are looking for colorful things to give to your loved ones, then this is the right place for you. The store has changed over the years, and has expanded their collection as well. Their employees help create the warm and friendly atmosphere this place is known for.

Gateway Arts- Craft Store & Art Gallery

Gateway Arts is a wonderful establishment that provides individual arts-based services to adults with disabilities. They sell some of the art provided by these individuals, and they make beautiful gifts that anyone can appreciate. They offer a variety of jewelry such as necklaces, rings, and pins as well as post cards, playing cards, and puzzles. There are scarves, pillows and placemats that you can choose from.

If you are trying to give your Brookline MA apartments an artsy look, then this is the place that you should come to. The best part is that all of this merchandise supports their efforts in providing proper care to people in need. Gateway Arts also provides studio space for artists and even has an art gallery. There, they exhibit art such as pottery, paintings, and drawings created by the people they help.

When you are choosing an apartment, you should keep in mind the area in which the apartment is located. That includes whether there are other things that are conveniently available to you, like educational institutions and transportation facilities. When considering Brookline, don’t forget to consider all the fun spots you can visit, the history behind the city, and the wide variety of delicious restaurants readily available!


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