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Brookline Named One of 'Best Places to Live' by Boston Magazine

The magazine names Brookline as a good bet if you're “downsizing”.

Brookline was named one of the “best places to live” by Boston magazine -- as part of what it calls the “downsizing” category. The March 2011 issue of the magazine breaks down the “best places to live” based on the stage of one’s life, according to a press release.

"Downsizers" is the term the magazine uses for people wanting to live in the city after raising their children in the suburbs.

"Downsizers put off by the Back Bay’s prices opt for Brookline’s A-plus real estate market," writes the magazine. "It still ain’t cheap, but your money goes further here—and you’ll be minutes away from a historic movie theater, a phenomenal independent bookstore, and some of the best restaurant meals in the Boston area.   Where you should be looking: Coolidge Corner is, in theory, the town’s hottest neighborhood to buy in. But the Park Street Condominiums, at 70 to 80 Park, have elevators, a concierge, and an open parkway just outside the door. And you’re only steps from Beacon Street and the Green Line.”

According to the magazine, the median condo price in Brookline is $470,000, a 1% increase over last year.

The issue hits newsstands March 1.

MoonBeamWatcher February 26, 2011 at 05:54 AM
Circulation is the problem with ALL print Media! Boston Magazine has been DOWNSIZING and installing a new editor and working like the dickens to boost circulation . . . naming Brookline, Newton and several other cities and towns ONE of the most desirable is akin to having a picture of a cat up a tree or adorable children in a wagon on page ONE. An old 'slow newsday' trick of the 4th estate, eh!
Karla Vallance February 26, 2011 at 11:22 AM
But MoonBeamWatcher, more than just a slow news day: with Brookline's high tax rates -- partly because of good schools -- I found it particularly interesting that the piece highlights Brookline as a good place for downsizers.

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