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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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1443 Beacon Street
1

Brookline, MA 02446

$3,195+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10 Units Available

1443 Beacon Street

Brookline, MA (Coolidge Corner)

(1)

$3,195+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10 Units Available
11
CHR Brookline Properties

Brookline, MA 02446

$1,365+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

1 Unit Available

CHR Brookline Properties

Brookline, MA (Coolidge Corner)


$1,365+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
1 Unit Available
33
Hancock Village
15

Brookline, MA 02445

$2,050+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

10+ Units Available

Hancock Village

Brookline, MA (Brook Farm)

(15)

$2,050+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
10+ Units Available
1501 Beacon

Brookline, MA 02446

Contact for Pricing

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

1501 Beacon

Brookline, MA (Coolidge Corner)


Contact for Pricing

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
Barclay on Beacon

Brookline, MA 02446

$2,350+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Barclay on Beacon

Brookline, MA (Washington Square)


$2,350+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
8
Princeton on Beacon Street

Brookline, MA 02446

$1,795+

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

Princeton on Beacon Street

Brookline, MA (Washington Square)


$1,795+

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
1440 Beacon

Brookline, MA 02446

$2,100+

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

10+ Units Available

1440 Beacon

Brookline, MA (Washington Square)


$2,100+

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
10+ Units Available
Longwood Towers
1

Brookline, MA 02446

$3,025+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

1 Unit Available

Longwood Towers

Brookline, MA (Coolidge Corner)

(1)

$3,025+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
1 Unit Available
5
Pierce Boston

Boston, MA 02215

$2,800+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Pierce Boston

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


$2,800+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
23
Vivo Apartment Homes
70

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2,542+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

8 Units Available

Vivo Apartment Homes

Cambridge, MA

(70)

$2,542+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
8 Units Available
36
One Canal Apartment Homes
251

Boston, MA 02114

$2,483+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

One Canal Apartment Homes

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(251)

$2,483+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
11
Serenity
6

Boston, MA 02130

$2,235+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Serenity

Boston, MA

(6)

$2,235+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
23
Trac 75

Allston, MA 02134

$1,955+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Trac 75

Allston, MA


$1,955+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
27
The Harlo

Boston, MA 02215

$2,510+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Harlo

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


$2,510+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
The Van Ness
96

Boston, MA 02215

$2,696+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10 Units Available

The Van Ness

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

(96)

$2,696+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10 Units Available
15
Waverly Apartments
204

Brighton, MA 02135

$2,605+

2-3 Beds1 Bath

5 Units Available

Waverly Apartments

Brighton, MA

(204)

$2,605+

2-3 Beds1 Bath
5 Units Available
74
The Parkside Luxury Apartments
4

Boston, MA 02115

$1,600+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

The Parkside Luxury Apartments

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

(4)

$1,600+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
Metro Mark

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

$2,086+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10 Units Available

Metro Mark

Jamaica Plain, MA


$2,086+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10 Units Available
12
Burbank Apartments

Boston, MA 02115

$1,899+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

4 Units Available

Burbank Apartments

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


$1,899+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
4 Units Available
30
Auburn Court

Cambridge, MA 02139

$2,300+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Auburn Court

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport)


$2,300+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths