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Town Of Brookline Recognized In Fortune’s 25 Best Places To Live For Families


Town Administrator Chas Carey is pleased to announce that the Town of Brookline has been recognized in Fortune’s 25 Best Places to Live for Families. 

Brookline was ranked 16 in Fortune’s top 25. Fortune analyzed more than 215,000 data points for nearly 2,000 cities and towns across the U.S. to identify the top places that meet the needs of multigenerational families. 

While determining the ranking, Fortune analyzed community services that support multigenerational families, who may be caring for both young children and aging parents. The services highlighted in the analysis include good schools, access to quality health care, community support and resources for aging residents.

Brookline was the only municipality in Massachusetts on the list, and one of two in New England.

Fortune described Brookline as an excellent place to grow up and grow old. Brookline High School earned the GreatSchools College Success Award in 2019 and 2021. Fortune also highlighted organizations like Brookline Senior Center and Brookline Adult and Community Education, which help seniors socialize, learn new skills and continue to feel like part of the community.

“We are thrilled that Brookline was recognized as a great place to live and raise a family,” Carey said. “We pride ourselves on being a vibrant and diverse community, one that aims to support residents of all ages and walks of life. This honor is a testament to our dedicated Town and School District employees, as well as our residents and community members.”

Brookline’s branch of the MBTA’s Green Line trolley system also contributed to the Town’s ranking, due to its convenience for workers. Roughly 30% of workers in Brookline commute by public transportation.

Additionally, Fortune noted Brookline’s vibrant parks, tree-lined streets and bustling metropolitan area downtown, which combine to provide a feel of both urban and suburban living.

To learn more about Fortune’s Top 25 Best Places to Live for Families, places visit here.

Illustration by Studio Muti.