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Spotlight on Brookline: Boston’s Best of Both Worlds

July 23, 2011 |

Buyers often ask me which Boston neighborhood is best – and my answer always depends on the buyer. Each neighborhood is exceptionally unique and offers different community amenities. Likewise, each buyer has his/her own list of needs, so the neighborhood best suited for a young family might not be the same location that newlyweds choose to live. Or it could be – it’s completely dependent on the lifestyle of the buyer.

Many buyers who only want to live in Boston are reluctant to move or even house-hunt outside of the Boston city limits. But I encourage you to expand your search and explore a nearby suburb. Brookline is a hidden gem with a fantastic public school system and a fabulous neighborhood feel located only minutes away from Boston proper – a 5 minute car ride or 15 minute commute by T. Not to mention it’s the birthplace of our 35th president, John F. Kennedy.

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The luxury homes for sale in Brookline are surrounded by specialty boutiques, top-rated restaurants, incredible parks and many major hospitals on the Boston/Brookline line, including Children’s Hospital Boston and Brigham and Women’s. The Longwood area of Brookline is a great place for medical professionals to live, since there are many luxury homes on the market within walking distance of Longwood medical centers.

Still can’t part with the Back Bay charm? My listing at 58 Euston is in the Cottage Farm area of Brookline and only a short walk from Boston’s Back Bay. 

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The Cottage Farm area is very similar to the Back Bay with lavish, exquisite residences. Many brick townhouses are sprinkled in to the neighborhood with smaller lots, which don’t require much lawn maintenance. If you like a large, landscaped yard, there are parts of Brookline with spectacular mansions built on acres of land and still within 10-15 minutes of the city.

The luxury homes for sale in Brookline offer buyers the best of both worlds– a relaxed lifestyle and the city of Boston at arm’s length. 

How did you choose city vs suburban living?


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