Explore Brookline Neighborhoods
- Brookline Hills/South Brookline
- Brookline Village
- Chestnut Hill
- Cleveland Circle
- Coolidge Corner
- Washington Square
Established in 1705, Brookline is a suburb of Boston, surrounding it like a horseshoe. It is a unique mixture of bustling streets made up of upscale shops and village pubs and rolling countryside with gracious apartment buildings, large estates and home to legions of academic and scientific professionals working at the nearby medical centers in neighboring Boston and Cambridge. Architectural styles include brownstones reminiscent of Boston’s Back Bay, Queen Anne, Colonial and Medieval. It’s most notable structure may be the iconic art deco Coolidge Corner Theatre.
Numerous notable places include President John F. Kennedy’s birthplace in Coolidge Corner, Allendale Farm, a working farm with retail farm stand and Larz Anderson Park with an open air skating rink and transportation museum. It’s also home to the oldest country club in the nation, aptly named The Country Club. Brookline is easily accessed by the MBTA Green Line and major retail centers, Coolidge Corner and Brookline Village, are pedestrian-oriented with a variety of shops, antique stores, coffee shops, delicatessens and casual or fine dining. It is important to note that the Town of Brookline prohibits overnight parking on public streets.
Activities and Points of Interest:
Brookline Historical Society
John F. Kennedy Birthplace
Larz Anderson Auto Museum
Coolidge Corner Theatre