Brookline Neighborhoods

Once ranked as the best suburb in America, and​ currently ranked 17th​, Brookline is tough to beat. It offers small town charm, yet still just minutes from the heart of Boston. The suburban amenities make it the perfect place for families with numerous parks, and top notch schools.

Considering a move to Brookline? The area offers much to love including its beautiful architecture, convenient location and stunning parks. Here is a brief overview of the different Brookline Neighborhoods and the best that each has to offer.

Coolidge Corner

Coolidge Corner BrooklineKnown mostly for the iconic Coolidge Corner Theater, Coolidge Corner is a major commercial hub in Brookline. Names for local businessman Davis S. Coolidge whose general store was the first commercial business in North Brookline. Also the birthplace and childhood home of JFK. Today the neighborhood is full of local treasures including Brookline​ Booksmith​.

Must Visit:

Brookline Booksmith

Mint Julep


Washington Square

washington square brooklineLocated in North Brookline along Beacon Street, you will find Washington Square. Known for its culinary scene, the area is the perfect spot for foodies. By day, the beautiful brownstones and landscaping make for a pleasant atmosphere, but the area truly comes alive at night with the influx of people enjoying the local eateries.

Must Visit:

The Washington Square Tavern

Burro Bar


Chestnut Hill

chestnut hill reservoirOne of Boston’s most prestigious neighborhoods, Chestnut Hill encompasses parts of Brookline, Newton, Brighton, and West Roxbury. Here you will find all the best the city has to offer, including Hammond Pond Reservation, Chestnut Hill Reservation as well as The Mall At Chestnut Hill.

Must Visit:

Sweet Greens

The Shops At Chestnut Hill


Brookline Village

brookline villageSince the arrival of the Boston & Albany Railroad in 1847, Brookline Village has been the town’s civic and commercial hub. It is home to the police and fire stations, public library, and courthouse. You will also find the Daniel F. Ford Park and many family owned businesses.

Must Visit:

KooKoo Cafe

Serenade Chocolatier


What’s your favorite Brookline neighborhood and what do you love most about it? I’d love to hear from you!


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