A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$316,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$996
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    58
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    19
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    135
    525
  • Theft
    327
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$107,833
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

    Brookline Reviews

    7 reviews
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    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.
    Review Brookline
    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.