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Living in Brookline, Massachusetts:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Brookline, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked three people living in Brookline what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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Brookline is a suburban oasis nestled within Boston (a separate city, not a neighborhood). It’s stunning (and stunningly expensive, from housing and private school). The are some great restaurants, many of which are in a neighborhood called Coolidge Corner. Tips from a local: visit the Brookline Booksmith and, if commuting into Boston is going to be part of your daily routine, live near the Green Line (the C-line not the B-line, which is too crammed with students).

Brookline is an affluent neighborhood and is home to several renowned athletes in the Northeast, including Tom Brady and Larry Bird. Although Brookline is a short distance to downtown Boston, it fosters a suburban environment with many peaceful parks and hiking trails. If moving to Brookline, be prepared for chilling winters and sweltering summers.

Bustling down the freeway in Brookline, MA, one could expect to come upon multiple parks. With children laughing and playing one could lose themself in the memories of a more simplistic time. Although the cost of living has reached its pinnacle, there is still a city feel in some parts, but a suburban in others.

Joshua, says: 2020

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