Brookline is a suburb of Boston in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Route 9 runs through Brookline and provides access to shopping, a direct route to Boston and to western towns. The MBTA Green line is also accessible in Brookline Green Line “C” and “D” Branch.
Brookline was once a part of Algonquian territory and was first settled by European colonists in the early 17th century. The area was an outlying part of the colonial settlement of Boston and known as the hamlet of Muddy River. In 1705, it was incorporated as the independent town of Brookline.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there were 58,732 people, 24,891 households, and 12,233 families residing in the town. The population density was 8,701.0 people per square mile (3,247.3/km²). There were 26,448 housing units at an average density of 3,889.6 per square mile.
Brookline is home to many public and private schools. For a full list of schools, test scores and reviews click here.
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