Boston’s affluent urban residential neighborhoods
About the Brookline Neighborhood
Who is best for this location?
Couples and families who like to spend time both in nature and in an urban environment; this area provides a mix of both.
This neighborhood is known for the Longwood Medical Area where there are several medical research areas and hospitals. The T runs through this area and there are great hotels near the Coolidge Corner, Kent St., and Longwood stops. You can easily take the T to the heart of downtown Boston.
There are a few unique eateries in this area like Japonaise Bakery and Cafe, which specializes in Japanese pastries (locals love the Azuki Cream). Giggling Rice is a great place to get Thai food to go or for delivery. Clover is convenient to the hospitals and has you covered for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with delicious vegetarian specialties.
It’s easy to access the Emerald Necklace park system via The Riverway. This part of the park system includes some of the prettiest bridges in the area. On a rainy or cold day, check out Coolidge Corner Theater to see independent films.