Brookline is a very small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 5,152 people and just one neighborhood, Brookline is the 68th largest community in New Hampshire.
Real Estate Prices
Brookline home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Hampshire, but Brookline real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Brookline is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brookline is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brookline who work in management occupations (12.71%), office and administrative support (11.03%) and sales jobs (10.34%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Brookline telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.39% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Brookline is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Brookline’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Brookline, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.51 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Brookline doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.