Brookline, MA Facts, Population, Income, Demographics, Economy

Population (male): 26,464

Population (female): 32,268

Ancestries: Ancestries: Irish (6.5%), Russian (5.3%), American (4.5%), Italian (3.6%), European (3.4%), Eastern European (3.0%).

Elevation: 50 feet

Races:
      White alone - 41,434 - 69.1%
      Asian alone - 10,402 - 17.3%
      Hispanic - 3,794 - 6.3%
      Black alone - 2,129 - 3.6%
      Two or more races - 2,028 - 3.4%
      Other race alone - 445 - 0.7%
      Native Hawaiian and Other
>Pacific Islander alone - 167 - 0.3%
      American Indian alone - 52 - 0.09%

The whole of this neighborhood of Brookline is a kind of landscape garden, and there is nothing in America of the sort, so inexpressibly charming as the lanes which lead from one cottage, or villa, to another. No animals are allowed to run at large, and the open gates, with tempting vistas and glimpses under the pendent boughs, give it quite an Arcadian air of rural freedom and enjoyment. These lanes are clothed with a profusion of trees and wild shrubbery, often almost to the carriage tracks, and curve and wind about, in a manner quite bewildering to the stranger who attempts to thread them alone; and there are more hints here for the lover of the picturesque in lanes than we ever saw assembled together in so small a compass.

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Important Links

National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (https://ndasa.com/)

National Drug Free Workplace Alliance (https://www.ndwa.org/)

Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (https://www.sapaa.com/)

Substance Abuse Mental Health Safety Administration (https://www.samhsa.gov/)

US Drug Enforcement Administration (https://www.dea.gov/)

Office of Drug alcohol Policy Control (https://www.transportation.gov/odapc)

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125 PARKER HILL AVE 0.7 miles

125 PARKER HILL AVE
BOSTON, MA 2120
Categories: BOSTON MA

1285 Beacon St 0.8 miles

1285 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 2446
Categories: Brookline MA

358 HARVARD ST 0.9 miles

358 HARVARD ST
BROOKLINE, MA 2446
Categories: BROOKLINE MA

319 Longwood Ave, 0.9 miles

319 Longwood Ave,
Boston, MA 2115
Categories: Boston MA

1180 Beacon St Ste 1D, 0.9 miles

1180 Beacon St Ste 1D,
Brookline, MA 2446
Categories: Brookline MA

1101 Beacon St, 1st floor 1.0 miles

1101 Beacon St, 1st floor
Brookline, MA 2446
Categories: Brookline MA

500 CUMMINGS CTR Ste 4350 1.4 miles

500 CUMMINGS CTR Ste 4350
BEVERLY, MA 1915
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736 CAMBRIDGE ST DEPARTMENT OF OCC HLTH AND TRAVEL 2.1 miles

736 CAMBRIDGE ST DEPARTMENT OF OCC HLTH AND TRAVEL
BRIGHTON, MA 2135
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124 WESTERN AVE 2.2 miles

124 WESTERN AVE
ALLSTON, MA 2134
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114 WESTERN AVE 2.2 miles

114 WESTERN AVE
ALLSTON, MA 2134
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Onsite Only #1 2.3 miles

Onsite Only #1
Cambridge, MA 2139
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850 HARRISON AVE STE 1N67 2.4 miles

850 HARRISON AVE STE 1N67
BOSTON, MA 2118
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1493 CAMBRIDGE ST 3.1 miles

1493 CAMBRIDGE ST
CAMBRIDGE, MA 2139
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1400 CAMBRIDGE ST 3.1 miles

1400 CAMBRIDGE ST
CAMBRIDGE, MA 2139
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376 Arsenal Street 3.1 miles

376 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 2472
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12 EVERETT ST 3.3 miles

12 EVERETT ST
CAMBRIDGE, MA 2138
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98 N WASHINGTON ST STE 107 3.5 miles

98 N WASHINGTON ST STE 107
BOSTON, MA 2114
Categories: BOSTON MA

101 ARCH ST STE 20 3.6 miles

101 ARCH ST STE 20
BOSTON, MA 2110
Categories: BOSTON MA

16 WESTWOOD RD 3.9 miles

16 WESTWOOD RD
SOMERVILLE, MA 2143
Categories: SOMERVILLE MA

1996 CENTRE ST 3.9 miles

1996 CENTRE ST
WEST ROXBURY, MA 2132
Categories: WEST ROXBURY MA

1400 CENTRE ST, STE 208 3.9 miles

1400 CENTRE ST, STE 208
NEWTON CENTER, MA 2459
Categories: NEWTON CENTER MA

10 CAMBRIA ST 3.9 miles

10 CAMBRIA ST
SOMERVILLE, MA 2143
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601 Concord Ave 4.0 miles

601 Concord Ave
Cambridge, MA 2138
Categories: Cambridge MA

725 CONCORD AVE STE 5100 4.4 miles

725 CONCORD AVE STE 5100
CAMBRIDGE, MA 2138
Categories: CAMBRIDGE MA

41 CARLETON RD 4.5 miles

41 CARLETON RD
BELMONT, MA 2478
Categories: BELMONT MA

5 MIDDLESEX AVE 4.6 miles

5 MIDDLESEX AVE
SOMERVILLE, MA 2145
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2100 DORCHESTER AVE 4.6 miles

2100 DORCHESTER AVE
DORCHESTER, MA 2124
Categories: DORCHESTER MA

101 STATION LNDG 5.4 miles

101 STATION LNDG
MEDFORD, MA 2155
Categories: MEDFORD MA

1 MARINA PARK DR. 5.5 miles

1 MARINA PARK DR.
WEST NEWTON, MA 2465
Categories: WEST NEWTON MA

1 HARBORSIDE DR 5.5 miles

1 HARBORSIDE DR
EAST BOSTON, MA 2128
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199 REEDSDALE RD 5.9 miles

199 REEDSDALE RD
MILTON, MA 2186
Categories: MILTON MA

37 MANNING ST 5.9 miles

37 MANNING ST
MEDFORD, MA 2155
Categories: MEDFORD MA

92 HIGHLAND ST 6.0 miles

92 HIGHLAND ST
MILTON, MA 2186
Categories: MILTON MA

92 HIGH ST 6.0 miles

92 HIGH ST
MEDFORD, MA 2155
Categories: MEDFORD MA

200 PROVIDENCE HWY STE 202-203 6.2 miles

200 PROVIDENCE HWY STE 202-203
DEDHAM, MA 2026
Categories: DEDHAM MA

370 PROVIDENCE HWY 6.3 miles

370 PROVIDENCE HWY
DEDHAM, MA 2026
Categories: DEDHAM MA

922 HIGHLAND AVE 6.4 miles

922 HIGHLAND AVE
NEEDHAM, MA 2494
Categories: NEEDHAM MA

20 S BORDER RD 6.8 miles

20 S BORDER RD
MEDFORD, MA 2155
Categories: MEDFORD MA

219 CENTRE ST 6.9 miles

219 CENTRE ST
MALDEN, MA 2148
Categories: MALDEN MA

70 HOPE AVE APT 409 6.9 miles

70 HOPE AVE APT 409
WALTHAM, MA 2453
Categories: WALTHAM MA

286 NEHOIDEN ST 7.0 miles

286 NEHOIDEN ST
NEEDHAM, MA 2492
Categories: NEEDHAM MA

148 CHESTNUT ST 7.0 miles

148 CHESTNUT ST
NEEDHAM, MA 2492
Categories: NEEDHAM MA

9 HOPE AVE 7.0 miles

9 HOPE AVE
WALTHAM, MA 2453
Categories: WALTHAM MA

156 SAINT ANDREW RD 7.2 miles

156 SAINT ANDREW RD
EAST BOSTON, MA 2128
Categories: EAST BOSTON MA

51 Sawyer Rd Ste 200 7.3 miles

51 Sawyer Rd Ste 200
Waltham, MA 2453
Categories: Waltham MA

1030 MAIN ST 7.4 miles

1030 MAIN ST
WALTHAM, MA 2451
Categories: WALTHAM MA

9 Faun Bar Avenue Ste 2 8.0 miles

9 Faun Bar Avenue Ste 2
WINTHROP, MA 2152
Categories: WINTHROP MA

165 GRANITE ST 8.4 miles

165 GRANITE ST
QUINCY, MA 2169
Categories: QUINCY MA

52 CREST AVE STE 7A 8.4 miles

52 CREST AVE STE 7A
WINTHROP, MA 2152
Categories: WINTHROP MA

2 Adams Place Suite 305 8.4 miles

2 Adams Place Suite 305
Quincy, MA 2169
Categories: Quincy MA

21 SCHOOL ST 8.6 miles

21 SCHOOL ST
QUINCY, MA 2169
Categories: QUINCY MA

500 Congress St Ste 1e, 8.6 miles

500 Congress St Ste 1e,
Quincy, MA 2169
Categories: Quincy MA

340 Wood Rd, Suite 302, 9.0 miles

340 Wood Rd, Suite 302,
Braintree, MA 2184
Categories: Braintree MA

10 FORBES RD STE 260E 9.0 miles

10 FORBES RD STE 260E
BRAINTREE, MA 2184
Categories: BRAINTREE MA

485 GRANITE ST 9.6 miles

485 GRANITE ST
BRAINTREE, MA 2184
Categories: BRAINTREE MA

ON-SITE FOR POH ONLY 9.9 miles

ON-SITE FOR POH ONLY
STONEHAM, MA 2180
Categories: STONEHAM MA

759 GRANITE ST 10.1 miles

759 GRANITE ST
BRAINTREE, MA 2184
Categories: BRAINTREE MA

35 BEDFORD ST 10.3 miles

35 BEDFORD ST
LEXINGTON, MA 2420
Categories: LEXINGTON MA

100 BAY STATE DR 10.3 miles

100 BAY STATE DR
BRAINTREE, MA 2184
Categories: BRAINTREE MA

58 BEDFORD ST 10.3 miles

58 BEDFORD ST
LEXINGTON, MA 2420
Categories: LEXINGTON MA

101 ACCESS RD STE 1B 10.6 miles

101 ACCESS RD STE 1B
NORWOOD, MA 2062
Categories: NORWOOD MA

250 POND ST 10.6 miles

250 POND ST
BRAINTREE, MA 2184
Categories: BRAINTREE MA

52 BOW ST 10.7 miles

52 BOW ST
STONEHAM, MA 2180
Categories: STONEHAM MA

POH on-site only 11.0 miles

POH on-site only
WOBURN, MA 1801
Categories: WOBURN MA

Onsite Only 11.0 miles

Onsite Only
Woburn Ma, MA 1801
Categories: Woburn Ma MA

90 MIDDLESEX TPKE 11.2 miles

90 MIDDLESEX TPKE
BURLINGTON, MA 1803
Categories: BURLINGTON MA

800 W CUMMINGS PARK STE 5225 11.5 miles

800 W CUMMINGS PARK STE 5225
WOBURN, MA 1801
Categories: WOBURN MA

600 W Cummings Park Ste 3400 11.5 miles

600 W Cummings Park Ste 3400
Woburn, MA 1801
Categories: Woburn MA

38 VANDERBILT AVE STE E 11.6 miles

38 VANDERBILT AVE STE E
NORWOOD, MA 2062
Categories: NORWOOD MA

16 Main Street 11.8 miles

16 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 2180
Categories: Stoneham MA

335 Morse St, 1st Floor, 11.8 miles

335 Morse St, 1st Floor,
Norwood, MA 2062
Categories: Norwood MA

On-site only 12.0 miles

On-site only
Wakefield, MA 1880
Categories: Wakefield MA

945 WORCESTER ST ROUTE 9W 12.1 miles

945 WORCESTER ST ROUTE 9W
NATICK, MA 1760
Categories: NATICK MA

371 BROADWAY 12.3 miles

371 BROADWAY
SAUGUS, MA 1906
Categories: SAUGUS MA

100 JOHN RD 12.4 miles

100 JOHN RD
CANTON, MA 2021
Categories: CANTON MA

190 N MAIN ST 12.4 miles

190 N MAIN ST
NATICK, MA 1760
Categories: NATICK MA

7 INDEPENDENCE WAY APT 13 12.6 miles

7 INDEPENDENCE WAY APT 13
FRANKLIN, MA 2038
Categories: FRANKLIN MA

286 WASHINGTON ST 13.4 miles

286 WASHINGTON ST
STOUGHTON, MA 2072
Categories: STOUGHTON MA

271 WESTERN AVE STE102 13.4 miles

271 WESTERN AVE STE102
LYNN, MA 1904
Categories: LYNN MA

17 MAIN ST APT 2A 13.4 miles

17 MAIN ST APT 2A
WAKEFIELD, MA 1880
Categories: WAKEFIELD MA

851 Main Street, 2nd Floor 13.7 miles

851 Main Street, 2nd Floor
S. Weymouth, MA 2190
Categories: S. Weymouth MA

75 Stockwell Dr 14.3 miles

75 Stockwell Dr
Avon, MA 2322
Categories: Avon MA

48 HAMILTON AVE 14.4 miles

48 HAMILTON AVE
BILLERICA, MA 1821
Categories: BILLERICA MA

7 FRANCINE RD 14.8 miles

7 FRANCINE RD
FRAMINGHAM, MA 1701
Categories: FRAMINGHAM MA

50 WORCESTER RD STE 3 14.9 miles

50 WORCESTER RD STE 3
FRAMINGHAM, MA 1702
Categories: FRAMINGHAM MA

966 PARK ST UNIT B7 15.4 miles

966 PARK ST UNIT B7
STOUGHTON, MA 2072
Categories: STOUGHTON MA

61 Lincoln St, Suite 308 15.5 miles

61 Lincoln St, Suite 308
Framingham, MA 1702
Categories: Framingham MA

66B CONCORD ST 15.9 miles

66B CONCORD ST
WILMINGTON, MA 1887
Categories: WILMINGTON MA

1 ORTHOPEDICS DR LOWR LEVEL 16.0 miles

1 ORTHOPEDICS DR LOWR LEVEL
PEABODY, MA 1960
Categories: PEABODY MA

223 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy, 16.2 miles

223 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy,
Cohasset, MA 2025
Categories: Cohasset MA

42 Washington Street 16.4 miles

42 Washington Street
Norwell, MA 2061
Categories: Norwell MA

510 BOSTON RD 16.6 miles

510 BOSTON RD
BILLERICA, MA 1821
Categories: BILLERICA MA

229 Andover Street 17.3 miles

229 Andover Street
Peabody, MA 1960
Categories: Peabody MA

140 Commonwealth Ave, 17.7 miles

140 Commonwealth Ave,
Danvers, MA 1923
Categories: Danvers MA

210 Quincy Ave, 18.1 miles

210 Quincy Ave,
Brockton, MA 2302
Categories: Brockton MA

7 DEANE ST 18.2 miles

7 DEANE ST
MAYNARD, MA 1754
Categories: MAYNARD MA

81B MAIN ST 18.4 miles

81B MAIN ST
MEDWAY, MA 2053
Categories: MEDWAY MA

221 Boston Rd, Suite 1, 19.1 miles

221 Boston Rd, Suite 1,
Billerica, MA 1862
Categories: Billerica MA

1399 WASHINGTON ST 19.2 miles

1399 WASHINGTON ST
HANOVER, MA 2339
Categories: HANOVER MA

14 ROCKHILL ST 19.7 miles

14 ROCKHILL ST
FOXBORO, MA 2035
Categories: FOXBORO MA

Onsite Only 19.8 miles

Onsite Only
Whitman, MA 2382
Categories: Whitman MA

194 NORTH ST 20.2 miles

194 NORTH ST
DANVERS, MA 1923
Categories: DANVERS MA

10 Commercial St, 20.2 miles

10 Commercial St,
Foxboro, MA 2035
Categories: Foxboro MA

28 Newton St 20.7 miles

28 Newton St
Southboro, MA 1772
Categories: Southboro MA

682 DEPOT ST 21.1 miles

682 DEPOT ST
NORTH EASTON, MA 2356
Categories: NORTH EASTON MA

345 MAIN ST 21.2 miles

345 MAIN ST
TEWKSBURY, MA 1876
Categories: TEWKSBURY MA

39 Village Square, 21.9 miles

39 Village Square,
Chelmsford, MA 1824
Categories: Chelmsford MA

P.O. Box 546 21.9 miles

P.O. Box 546
Andover, MA 1810
Categories: Andover MA

157 UNION ST 22.2 miles

157 UNION ST
MARLBOROUGH, MA 1752
Categories: MARLBOROUGH MA

157 UNION ST 22.2 miles

157 UNION ST
MARLBORO, MA 1752
Categories: MARLBORO MA

700 Rogers Street, 22.2 miles

700 Rogers Street,
Lowell, MA 1854
Categories: Lowell MA

5 WINTER ST 22.9 miles

5 WINTER ST
HUDSON, MA 1749
Categories: HUDSON MA

774 SOUTH ST 23.0 miles

774 SOUTH ST
WRENTHAM, MA 2093
Categories: WRENTHAM MA

421 PINE ST 23.4 miles

421 PINE ST
MARSHFIELD, MA 2050
Categories: MARSHFIELD MA

1 HOSPITAL DR 23.5 miles

1 HOSPITAL DR
LOWELL, MA 1852
Categories: LOWELL MA

42 BOSTON POST RD W 23.6 miles

42 BOSTON POST RD W
MARLBOROUGH, MA 1752
Categories: MARLBOROUGH MA

138 Haverhill St, 23.8 miles

138 Haverhill St,
Andover, MA 1810
Categories: Andover MA

10 RESEARCH PL STE 200 23.9 miles

10 RESEARCH PL STE 200
NORTH CHELMSFORD, MA 1863
Categories: NORTH CHELMSFORD MA

65 MUNROE DR 24.4 miles

65 MUNROE DR
N ATTLEBORO, MA 2760
Categories: N ATTLEBORO MA

160 S MAIN ST 24.8 miles

160 S MAIN ST
MILFORD, MA 1757
Categories: MILFORD MA

115 WATER ST 2ND FL 24.9 miles

115 WATER ST 2ND FL
MILFORD, MA 1757
Categories: MILFORD MA

160 BUNGAY RD 24.9 miles

160 BUNGAY RD
NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA 2760
Categories: NORTH ATTLEBORO MA

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Local Area Info: Brookline, Massachusetts

Brookline /?br?kla?n/ is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in the United States, and is a part of Greater Boston. Brookline borders six of Boston's neighborhoods: Brighton, Allston, FenwayKenmore, Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, and West Roxbury. The city of Newton lies to the west of Brookline.

Once part of Algonquian territory, Brookline 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. The northern and southern borders of the town were marked by two small rivers or brooks, hence the name. The northern border with Brighton (which was itself part of Cambridge until 1807) was Smelt Brook. (That name appears on maps starting at least as early as 1852, but sometime between 1888 and 1925 the brook was covered over.) The southern boundary, abutting Boston, was the Muddy River.

The Town of Brighton was merged with Boston in 1874, and the Boston-Brookline border was redrawn to connect the new Back Bay neighborhood with Allston-Brighton. This merger created a narrow strip of land along the Charles River belonging to Boston, cutting Brookline off from the shoreline. It also put certain lands north of the Muddy River on the Boston side, including what are now Kenmore Square and Packard's Corner. The current northern border follows Commonwealth Avenue, and on the northeast, St. Mary's Street. When Frederick Law Olmsted designed the Emerald Necklace of parks and parkways for Boston in the 1890s, the Muddy River was integrated into the Riverway and Olmsted Park, creating parkland accessible by both Boston and Brookline residents.

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Population (male): 26,464

Population (female): 32,268

Ancestries: Ancestries: Irish (6.5%), Russian (5.3%), American (4.5%), Italian (3.6%), European (3.4%), Eastern European (3.0%).

Elevation: 50 feet

Races:
      White alone - 41,434 - 69.1%
      Asian alone - 10,402 - 17.3%
      Hispanic - 3,794 - 6.3%
      Black alone - 2,129 - 3.6%
      Two or more races - 2,028 - 3.4%
      Other race alone - 445 - 0.7%
      Native Hawaiian and Other
>Pacific Islander alone - 167 - 0.3%
      American Indian alone - 52 - 0.09%

The whole of this neighborhood of Brookline is a kind of landscape garden, and there is nothing in America of the sort, so inexpressibly charming as the lanes which lead from one cottage, or villa, to another. No animals are allowed to run at large, and the open gates, with tempting vistas and glimpses under the pendent boughs, give it quite an Arcadian air of rural freedom and enjoyment. These lanes are clothed with a profusion of trees and wild shrubbery, often almost to the carriage tracks, and curve and wind about, in a manner quite bewildering to the stranger who attempts to thread them alone; and there are more hints here for the lover of the picturesque in lanes than we ever saw assembled together in so small a compass.