Brookline enjoys a reputation as one of the top-notch suburbs of Boston, and its status and proximity encourage housing prices that creep into seven figures—the price its residents pay for exclusivity. Although Brookline is practically surrounded by Boston, it maintains its small-town character, complete with puppet theatre, one of the oldest country clubs in the country, and a working farm that provides locals with fresh-picked arugula and tomatoes.
It's also the birthplace of notable notables, from John F. Kennedy to Conan O'Brien, and there's a neighborhood called "Pill Hill" for all the doctors who settled there in the late 1800s.Subscribe to Money Magazine
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