Brookline, Massachusetts, is located four miles from downtown Boston. Primarily a suburban, residential community, it is one of the largest towns in New England. It is a safe and highly desirable place to live, offering nearby job opportunities, public transportation, and livable neighborhoods that balance open space and historic preservation.
Massachusetts is in the New England region of the U.S. It shares borders with the Atlantic Ocean, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. Boston is the capital and the most populous city, with about 7,033,469 residents. It is the seventh-smallest state spanning only 10,555 square miles, 25.7% of which is water.