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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.

Avalon at Prudential Center - Boston, MA 02199
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(719)

Boston, MA 02199

$2765 - $5105

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay)

(719)

$2765 - $5105

781 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Avalon at Assembly Row - Somerville, MA 02145
19

Somerville, MA 02145

$2885 - $4230

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River)


$2885 - $4230

195 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Burbank Apartments - Boston, MA 02115
15

Boston, MA 02115

$1793 - $3323

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Boston, MA (Fenway)


$1793 - $3323

173 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Waverly Apartments - Brighton, MA 02135
13
(167)

Brighton, MA 02135

$2222 - $5149

2-3 Beds 1 Bath

Brighton, MA (Allston-Brighton, Brighton...)

(167)

$2222 - $5149

103 Units 2-3 Beds 1 Bath

Piano Craft Guild - Boston, MA 02118
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(3)

Boston, MA 02118

$2300 - $4400

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Mission Hill, South End)

(3)

$2300 - $4400

177 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Riverbend on the Charles - Watertown, MA 02472
10
(68)

Watertown, MA 02472

$1909 - $3701

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watertown, MA (Bemis, West End)

(68)

$1909 - $3701

171 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

315 on A - Boston, MA 02210
28

Boston, MA 02210

$2465 - $4990

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Fort Point, South Boston...)


$2465 - $4990

202 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Parkside Luxury Apartments - Boston, MA 02115
7
(4)

Boston, MA 02115

$1550 - $3600

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Stony Brook Commons - Roslindale, MA 02131
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Roslindale, MA 02131

$1176 - $2708

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Roslindale, MA (Metropolitan Hill, Roslindale)


$1176 - $2708

540 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avenir Apartments - Boston, MA 02114
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Boston, MA 02114

$3330 - $5261

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)


$3330 - $5261

241 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Van Ness - Boston, MA 02215
35

Boston, MA 02215

$2730 - $5461

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Fenway, West Fens)


$2730 - $5461

172 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hanover Cambridge Park - Cambridge, MA 02140
21

Cambridge, MA 02140

$2462 - $4692

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (North Cambridge)


$2462 - $4692

398 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Park Lane Seaport - Boston, MA 02210
17
(282)

Boston, MA 02210

$2594 - $7509

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)

(282)

$2594 - $7509

465 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Towers at Longfellow - Boston, MA 02114
39

Boston, MA 02114

$2345 - $5385

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)


$2345 - $5385

710 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge Park - Cambridge, MA 02140
27

Cambridge, MA 02140

$2353 - $3340

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (North Cambridge)


$2353 - $3340

312 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Windsor at Maxwell's Green - Somerville, MA 02144
34

Somerville, MA 02144

$2530 - $4640

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Powderhouse/Powder House)


$2530 - $4640

184 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Walden Park - Cambridge, MA 02140
16

Cambridge, MA 02140

$2000 - $2820

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Avon Hill, Neighborhood Nine)


$2000 - $2820

232 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Loft23 - Cambridge, MA 02139
21

Cambridge, MA 02139

$3064 - $8429

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport)


$3064 - $8429

51 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lofts at Kendall Square - Cambridge, MA 02142
27

Cambridge, MA 02142

$3482 - $3657

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)


$3482 - $3657

186 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watertown Square - Watertown, MA 02472
19

Watertown, MA 02472

$2630 - $3535

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watertown, MA (Newton Corner, Nonantum)


$2630 - $3535

134 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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