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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  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
    A
  12. Commute
    C
Brookline is a town in New Hampshire with a population of 5,190. 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
$317,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,172
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%
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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
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Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    56.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    75.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    207.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    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
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$127,222
National
$55,322
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Brookline Reviews

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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.
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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.
Very well kept and clean. They try to keep up with the historical side of the town; My apartment building used to be a hotel back in 1853! There's also Andres Institute of Art which is a fun hiking trail with sculptures from around the world bordering the trails. The community is very close knit and neighborly, also.