Crime & Safety
I grew up in Brookline and lived there until I went to college in 2010. It is a quiet little town that is very tight-knit. The people care about one another and their overall community. It is commuting distance from Boston, Manchester, and Nashua, and has many scenic outdoor activities to offer. The other surrounding small towns offer many options for dining, shopping, and activities.
The employment opportunities for people wanting a career appear to be quite limited. There are plenty of entry level positions with average wages, but nothing that would support a family. Most people here commute to bigger cities for work.
While my town is often looked down on for not having much to do, it has been the perfect town to grow up in. Everyone is friendly and willing to lend a helping hand. It is a great place to grow up in and I plan on either staying here and raising my future children or finding a town very similar.