Most Expensive Brookline Neighborhoods
|1||Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School / Boylston St|
|4||Beacon St / Winthrop Rd|
|5||Beaconsfield / Newbury College-Brookline|
|6||Westbrook Village / Pine Manor College|
|7||Winchester St / Beacon St|
|8||Harvard St / Longwood Ave|
|9||Boylston St / Cypress St|
|10||Saint Paul St / Commonwealth Ave|
Brookline is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 59,334 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Brookline is the 18th largest community in Massachusetts. Brookline has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Brookline home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Brookline real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Brookline is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 97.94% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Brookline is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brookline who work in management occupations (14.36%), teaching (12.64%) and healthcare (12.58%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Brookline has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Also of interest is that Brookline has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Brookline is also a town of artists. Brookline has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Brookline’s character.
Another interesting thing about Brookline, despite not being a huge town, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
One downside of living in Brookline, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.58 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Brookline is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Brookline, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
If knowledge is power, Brookline is a pretty powerful place. 80.83% of the adults in Brookline have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Brookline in 2010 was $62,148, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $248,592 for a family of four. However, Brookline contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Brookline is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Brookline home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brookline residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Brookline include Irish, English, Russian, German, Italian and Polish.
In addition, Brookline has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (25.20%).
The languages spoken by people in Brookline are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Brookline is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Spanish and Russian.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||25,408|
|BROOKLINE HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||48.34%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||51.66%|
|TYPE OF BROOKLINE HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||19.99%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.92%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||23.61%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||51.40%|
|SIZE OF BROOKLINE HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||7.80%|
|AGE OF BROOKLINE HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||3.23%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||17.41%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||25.73%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||53.63%|
|BROOKLINE REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$812,185|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,291|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||0.92%|
|$58,001 - $116,000||0.39%|
|$116,001 - $231,000||1.49%|
|$231,001 - $347,000||4.35%|
|$347,001 - $462,000||10.50%|
|$462,001 - $578,000||12.37%|
|$578,001 - $867,000||24.58%|
|$867,001 - $1,156,000||14.51%|
|PEOPLE OF BROOKLINE||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.17%|
|5 TO 17||13.26%|
|18 TO 24||12.57%|
|25 TO 34||18.98%|
|35 TO 54||23.85%|
|55 TO 64||11.21%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||14.96%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.71%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$93,640|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$62,148|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||11.80%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (22.30%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (18.99%)
Information Technology (3.24%)
Public Service (2.31%)
Real estate (2.10%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||2.70%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.06%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.01%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.00%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.33%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||5.61%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (13.16%)
Eastern European (2.65%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (70.12%)
Other Asian languages (1.04%)
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