Brookline Village Real Estate
Brookline Village has the distinction of serving as the major commercial and retail center of the town of Brookline. Rich in history, Brookline Village includes Brookline’s major civic buildings, including town hall, the library, and the courthouse, extending along Washington Street from Route 9 to the library. Despite its urban location, the neighborhood has a small town vibe and many of the businesses lining the streets are locally owned eateries and small shops. Stately homes and condo buildings abut some of the shops while Victorian-style and classic colonials are located on quiet side streets. Brookline Village is also home to several parks and green spaces – a big part of the area’s appeal to families. Brookline’s top-notch schools are another draw. Read more about Brookline Village real estate.
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Brookline Village Location
Brookline Village is located just north of the Massachusetts Route 9 and west of the Muddy River. The Longwood Medical Area and Research District lies to the northeast and is easily accessible by bus or train. The neighborhood is served by the MBTA’s Green Line D-train at the Brookline Village Station with service to Downtown Boston.
Brookline Village History
Brookline Village, or the Muddy River, was the first significant site of the colonial settlement in what is now Brookline. Early settlers called the area “Muddy River” because it provided overland access between Boston and Cambridge. At one time, Brookline Village was part of Roxbury and known colloquially as “Punch Bowl Village” in honor of the Punch Bowl Tavern which did a thriving business there. In the 19th century, the village evolved into Brookline’s first major economic center and with the arrival of the railroad in the 1840s, the commercial area became more concentrated on Boylston, Washington, and Harvard Streets.