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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.

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Brookline, MA 02446

$2,695 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Brookline, MA (Brookline, Coolidge Corner)


$2,695 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
9

Brookline, MA 02446

$1,780 and up

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

Brookline, MA (Brookline, Washington Square)


$1,780 and up

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
11

Brookline, MA 02446

$1,705 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Brookline, MA (Brookline, Coolidge Corner)


$1,705 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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15

Brookline, MA 02445

$1,870 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Brookline, MA (Brook Farm, West Roxbury)

(15)

$1,870 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Brookline, MA 02446

Contact for Pricing

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Brookline, MA (Brookline, Coolidge Corner)


Contact for Pricing

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Brookline, MA 02446

$2,350 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Brookline, MA (Brookline, Washington Square)


$2,350 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Brookline, MA 02446

$2,100 and up

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

Brookline, MA (Brookline, Washington Square)


$2,100 and up

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
22

Watertown, MA 02477

$2,375 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Watertown, MA (East Watertown, Watertown Town)


$2,375 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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49

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2,439 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(49)

$2,439 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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179

Boston, MA 02114

$2,769 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(179)

$2,769 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
11

Boston, MA 02130

$2,130 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Mission Hill)


$2,130 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
5

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

$2,650 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Jamaica Plain, MA (Jamaica Hills - Pond, Jamaica Plain)


$2,650 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA 02120

$1,800 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Boston, MA (Mission Hill)


$1,800 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Boston, MA 02120

$2,365 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Mission Hill)


$2,365 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
11

Allston, MA 02134

$1,955 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Allston, MA (Allston)


$1,955 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
81

Boston, MA 02215

$2,734 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood)

(81)

$2,734 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
15
184

Brighton, MA 02135

$2,629 and up

2-3 Beds1 Bath

Brighton, MA (Allston)

(184)

$2,629 and up

2-3 Beds1 Bath
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4

Boston, MA 02115

$1,600 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Boston, MA (Fenway, Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood)

(4)

$1,600 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

$2,058 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Jamaica Plain, MA (Jamaica Central - South Sumner, Jamaica Plain)


$2,058 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
12

Boston, MA 02115

$1,815 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Boston, MA (Fenway, Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood)


$1,815 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath