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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C
Brookline is a suburb of Manchester with a population of 5,298. Brookline is in Hillsborough County and is one of the best places to live in New Hampshire. Living in Brookline offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Brookline and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Brookline are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$322,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,206
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%
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Brookline Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    36.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    311.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    36.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Brookline

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$138,092
National
$55,322
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Brookline Reviews

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I recently moved from California to this town, it’s a very rural town. It’s very family friendly but basically everything is closed by 8. It doesn’t have its public school and it shares with the neighboring city Hollis. They’ve recently been talking about separating from Hollis, but they don’t have their own school and don’t know what to do with the students. With it being a rural town if you can’t drive you won’t be able to get around. And it’s on the upper end of middle-class, so it might be to pricy for some people. There are some new builds, if people wanted to move in, but a lot of the others buildings are a bit old. It’s not a bad city, but fairly quiet.
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My family and I absolutely love living here! A very friendly community, with plenty of privacy. The school system is one of the top rated in the state, and plenty of shopping options in nearby Nashua and Amherst.
The town of Brookline is a great rural area that feels like home immediately when you enter it. Although the taxes are high, the community is tight knit and extremely friendly. There are plenty of activities to do in the small town of Brookline. There are family owned restaurants, a church, a lake to go boating and fishing, snow mobile trails, an outdoor ice skating rink in the winter, ball parks, and playgrounds. Also, the education is absolutely amazing. Hollis Brookline High School is in the top 5 best schools in New Hampshire.