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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Brookline

The proximity to neighborhood parks is highly desirable, in addition to being within walking distance to local shops and restaurants. The close proximity to the best hospitals in the area is also a wonderful thing.

The things I like most about living in my neighborhood is that is quiet. Near the main road is where we can find businesses of any kind, including a supermarket, so if you need anything, its nearby.

The housing is mainly Victorian and property is well maintained. It is possible to walk to restaurants in five minutes. We frequent family restaurants.

It's extremely walkable. There are weeks that I never have to get in my car. There's a great park nearby. Some of my favorite restaurants are up the street from my house.

It is a very safe neighborhood. There is a local Thai restaurant, Thai Thai kitchen, that we like a lot.

I like the proximity to work. There are also a variety of shops and restaurants within walking distance. I enjoy the mixture of ages

Who Lives Here

Brookline Demographics

Education

High School

10%

Associate's

9%

Bachelor's

34%

Master's

28%

Doctorate

19%

Family Size

2 people

48%

3 people

20%

4 people

21%

5 people

8%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

25%

50-100k

19%

100-150k

17%

150-200k

14%

200k+

26%

Age

0-10

10%

10-20

11%

20-45

43%

45-65

20%

65+

16%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Brookline?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Feb '24$2580$2700$3637$4900
Jan '24$2425$2700$3637$5200
Dec '23$2425$2700$3637$5200
Nov '23$2500$2700$3637$5000
Oct '23$2500$2700$3637$4800
Sep '23$2500$2700$3637$4800
Aug '23$2484$2750$3650$4800
Jul '23$2484$2780$3650$4800
Jun '23$2500$2833$3650$5100
May '23$2477$2707$3650$4300
Apr '23$2325$2737$3650$4650
Mar '23$2325$2737$3650$4600
Feb '23$2325$2760$3650$4600

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Brookline

Brookline Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

13%

15-30 Mins

33%

30-40 Mins

26%

40-60 Mins

21%

60+ Mins

7%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8484

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 29 of 36 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 30 of 36 renters

Percentage: 7373

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 21 of 36 renters

Percentage: 7171

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 29 of 36 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 21 of 36 renters

Top Scores: Pet, Grocery, Restaurant

Things To Do In Brookline

Top Score

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with Brookline.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 11% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Brookline gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 11% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 17% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 53% more parks than average
  3. 29% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Brookline.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 47% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. Significantly more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Brookline.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 14% more gas stations than average
  3. 52% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Brookline is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 100% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 100% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Brookline.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 28% fewer shops than average
  3. 79% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Brookline's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 57% more medical facilities than average
  3. 32% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Brookline Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 31 of 36 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 31 of 36 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 29 of 36 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 28 of 36 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 28 of 36 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 28 of 36 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 24 of 36 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 23 of 36 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 22 of 36 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 22 of 36 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 21 of 36 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 21 of 36 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 18 of 36 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 20 of 36 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 20 of 36 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 20 of 36 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 21 of 36 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 22 of 36 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 27 of 36 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 30 of 36 renters

Brookline Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Brookline

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Brookline, MA

Brookline apartments, located in the western part of the Boston metropolitan area, provide a picturesque living space featuring rolling hills and historic Victorian houses while still offering access to the city.

Within Brookline, apartment residents will find a town that is easily walkable. A number of small neighborhoods within the area each provide their own character.

However, that doesn't mean apartment residents in Brookline can't get to where they need to go in other parts of the city. For example, the 66 bus route provides access to areas such as historic Cambridge. Furthermore, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Green Line D trolley has a few stops in the area, which makes getting to downtown Boston easy.

Route 9 also passes through Brookline, leading to the downtown Boston area along with the western suburbs. Those needing access to the interstate system can rely on this roadway to get where they need to go.

There are a variety of shopping and eating opportunities available to those with apartments in Brookline. The area is known for offering different ethnic foods and fine dining.

Brookline High School is known for its quality of education, and is located near the Cypress Street Playground. Other green spaces include the Emerson Garden and the Boylston Street Playground. The city also features a golf course in the western portion of the town.

In fact, Brookline is studded with open spaces, offering residents of apartments with an alternative to the bustle of city life.

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