Brookline is one of Boston's top suburbs and for good reason. The neighborhood offers plenty of amenities, good transportation links and a vibrant community.
Boston Agent Magazine highlighted the top 5 reasons this neighborhood is such a popular place to live.
1- Dynamic Marketplace
Brookline has a strong housing market, constantly performing among the top areas in Greater Boston. In July it was ranked as the number 3 selling suburb and it was also ranked as number 2 in the condo market.
2- A Good Investment
Home prices in Brookline are allowing sellers to see great returns, the median price is up more than 60% since 2005. The housing demand may be making it harder for those looking for a new home, but it does have its positives.
3- Well-Educated Residents
Greater Boston is known for its well-educated residents, but Brookline is on an even higher level. Brookline has even been ranked as the second-most educated place in the country with 80% of residents having a bachelor's degree, 25% with a masters and 13% with a doctorate.
4- Great Schools
Not only are the older residents educated well, but the children will be also. The public school system in Brookline is ranked among the best in Greater Boston.
5- High-Quality Community
In a Niche report, Brookline was rated the second-best place to live in the whole state of Massachusetts. The neighborhood has also been highly ranked for fitness, amenities, nightlife and easy commute to Boston.