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Overview of Brookline

Located just west of downtown Boston, the beautiful community of Brookline boasts the ideal mix of urban living and a suburban lifestyle. Finding Brookline apartments for rent will allow you to be within walking distance of the heart of Beantown, but you don't have to go far to experience high quality living. Streets are dotted with shops, restaurants and arts and culture amenities to please any lifestyle. Brookline was named No. 39 on CNN/Money Magazine's Best Places to Live list. According to City-Data, roughly 58,700 people call Brookline apartments and houses home.

Living in Brookline

You can find Brookline apartments for rent in the perfect neighborhood to suit your preference, as each area of the town boasts its own distinct personality. Brookline Village sits near the border of Boston, but it is a quiet community with family-friendly amenities. Washington Square - located along the trolley line - is home to an abundance of upscale shops and restaurants, as well as Coolidge Corner.

According to AreaVibes, Brookline received a score of 80 for its livability based on its abundance of local amenities near apartments for rent in Brookline, high income per capita, stable housing market and high graduation rates.

Brookline Apartments and Cost of Living

Being within minutes of downtown Boston, it's no surprise that the cost of Brookline apartments for rent is 69 percent more than the average in the state. The overall cost of living here is 37 percent more expensive than Massachusetts' average and 64 percent more expensive than the nation's average.

Renters won't have to shell out too much money to pay for transportation costs, though. The average cost of a gallon of gas is only 1 percent more expensive than the state's average, and the commute time for residents of apartments in Brookline is about 6 percent longer than the rest of the state. However, Brookline is a very walkable city, so you'll be able to reach neighborhood amenities by foot with ease.  There is also easy access to the subway and trolley system, which locals call the "T."

Apartments in Brookline Work and Study

While living in apartments for rent in Brookline, you have access to a diverse and prosperous business economy in Boston, where many residents commute for work. However, it's not even necessary to head into the big city to find a job, as there are many opportunities within the community itself. The largest employers in the region include Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the New England Institute of Art. Students living here will also have an abundance of opportunities for education at Newbury College, Boston University and Boston College.

Cambridge, MA 02138

From $1950

Studio-3 Beds1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, Neighborhood Nine)


From $1950

Studio-3 Beds1 Bath
8
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Boston, MA 02118

From $2550

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South End)

(2)

From $2550

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
7
73

Boston, MA 02118

$2057 - $6393

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South End)

(73)

$2057 - $6393

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
16
100

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2609 - $11818

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(100)

$2609 - $11818

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
72

Boston, MA 02118

$2656 - $9228

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South End)

(72)

$2656 - $9228

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA 02138

$2060 - $4321

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, Strawberry Hill)


$2060 - $4321

1-3 Beds1 Bath
62
130

Boston, MA 02116

From $2680

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Chinatown - Leather District)

(130)

From $2680

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
25

Boston, MA 02116

$1900 - $2550

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

Boston, MA (Chinatown - Leather District)


$1900 - $2550

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
24
139

Boston, MA 02111

From $2989

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Chinatown - Leather District)

(139)

From $2989

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
37
8

Boston, MA 02111

From $2463

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(8)

From $2463

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
63

South Boston, MA 02127

$2495 - $6200

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

South Boston, MA (D Street - West Broadway, South Boston)


$2495 - $6200

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
15

Boston, MA 02114

From $2305

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (West End)


From $2305

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
31
52

Cambridge, MA 02141

From $2140

Studio1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(52)

From $2140

Studio1 Bath
15
118

Watertown, MA 02472

$1979 - $5621

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Watertown, MA (Watertown Town, Watertown West End)

(118)

$1979 - $5621

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
29
234

Cambridge, MA 02141

From $2418

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(234)

From $2418

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
51

Boston, MA 02114

From $2205

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (West End)


From $2205

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Roslindale, MA 02131

$1380 - $2931

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Roslindale, MA (Metropolitan Hill - Beach Street, Roslindale)


$1380 - $2931

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
22
9

Cambridge, MA 02141

From $2430

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(9)

From $2430

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
22

Boston, MA 02125

$2238 - $5137

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Columbia Point, Dorchester)


$2238 - $5137

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
53

Boston, MA 02114

From $2680

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)


From $2680

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths