Brookline is a community separate from Boston. It's a great place for anyone who appreciates the resources of the city but prefers a little less congestion and a community feel. Small artisan shops and privately owned bakeries comprise a majority of the local commerce.
A short trip to and from downtown on the MBTA Green Line, it is easily accessible by public transportation. Washington Square offers a great mix of dining and shopping, while Coolidge Corner offers bars, restaurants, small shopping malls, an independent movie theater and other culture. Brookline is also home to many medical professionals who want easy access to the Longwood Medical area.