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.