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Brookline
  • Suburb of Boston, MA

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

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Brookline is a suburb of Boston with a population of 59,180. Brookline is in Norfolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Brookline offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Brookline there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Brookline and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Brookline are highly rated.

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About Brookline...
Population
59,180

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$933,200
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$2,268
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    79.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    1.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    23.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    59.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,048.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    30.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    54%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    8%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  12%

Working in Brookline

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$117,326
National
$62,843

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