4 Reasons Brookline is a Great Place for Families

When it comes to raising a family, Brookline consistently ranks well in study after study. Many factors come into play when assessing quality of life for families, and our community ranks well across the board. Whether you're already a local or considering a move here in 2015, these findings provide either food for thought or a source of civic pride.

  • Mother and child outdoors in Brookline, MAThriving economy
  • Safety
  • Housing
  • Recreation

Brookline is a great place to launch and nurture a career. Proximity to Boston, an educated population and consistently low unemployment contribute to the area's robust economic climate in 2015. Jobs in research, medicine, education and other fields abound in nearby Cambridge and Boston. Small businesses also employ many locals and provide a diverse range of products and services.

Our community boasts excellent police and fire protection teams. Response times are fast, and the departments constantly strive to improve service. In addition, crime is low and residents feel safe walking in Brookline at night. The town was ranked safer than 64 percent of US cities by one data provider, and experiences little violent crime in particular.

If you're looking for quality housing this September, you'll find it in Brookline. Renters and buyers can choose from condos, apartments and houses in a wide range of diverse architectural styles. Neighborhoods are lovely, and residents and leaders work to maintain a sense of community. You'll usually find your neighbors in their yards when weather permits, providing a close-knit community feel in 2015.

Children playing at the park in Brookline, MA

From puppet theater shows to parks, you'll find plenty of family-friendly activities in Brookline. There's plenty to do this September, both outdoors and inside. You'll also find a number of amazing restaurants, including a variety of world cuisines and healthy options.

As you can see, Brookline covers all the basics and well beyond in terms of providing a wonderful place to raise children. Safe and inviting neighborhoods, impressive career options and plenty of recreational opportunities make this a place you'll want to call home in 2015 and for decades to come. Why do you love Brookline? Share with us in the comment section: