Emerson Garden Real Estate
Emerson Garden is a small residential neighborhood in Brookline nestled between Brookline Village and Route 9. The neighborhood is known for its abundance of green areas, including its namesake park, Emerson Garden. With its large expanse of grass, picnic benches, and playground, the park offers something for all residents. Dog lovers are particularly enthusiastic about the Green Dog program which allows owners to play with their dogs off-leash during certain hours. Emerson Garden is also rich in history and its stately houses are an architect’s dream. Named in honor of the Emerson family that lived there for decades, the community features a number of homes that are spectacular examples of the Georgian Revival Design. In particular, the intersection of Emerson, Waverly, and Thayer Streets is lined with historic homes, many of which were built in the late 1890s and 90s. The homes are graced with period details such as columns, entrance porticos and large bay windows. In addition to historic homes, Emerson Garden also maintains a healthy stock of condos, many of which were subdivided from former estates. The area has attracted more and more medical professionals who enjoy a quick commute to the Longwood Medical Area as well as buyers who appreciate the close proximity to Boston and the commercial area in Brookline Village. Read more about Emerson Garden real estate.
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Emerson Garden Location
Emerson Garden includes all homes within the triangle of Washington, Cypress, and Boylston Streets. The neighborhood also includes White Place, a narrow street that is the site of Brookline’s oldest home, built in 1650. The Brookline Village stop on the MBTA Green “D” Line is the closest station while Downtown Boston is less than five miles away.
Emerson Garden History
Much of the area’s history is centered on the park which bears its name. Originally part of the Elijah Emerson estate, the park now plays host to a number of outdoor summer concerts as well as weddings and other signature events. In the 1880s, when Emerson was the president of the Middlesex Horse Railroad, he erected a house on the grounds for himself and his family as well as ten other residences which he planned to rent. After his death in 1907, his daughters sold a portion of his land to the town to be designated as a park. In 1908 the town officially christened the land as Emerson Garden and later renovated the grounds and equipment in 1995. The park is now part of the Cypress-Emerson Historic District and listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.