Brookline, MA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 26,388 housing units in Brookline. This represents a 4.1% growth from 25,353 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 26,388 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Brookline is about 45.2%. Brookline's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 3.1%. Average household size is 2.18 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Brookline were built after 1939.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type4.80%
One Bedroom28%
Two Bedrooms29.10%
Three Bedrooms19.30%
Four Bedrooms10.70%
Five Bedrooms or more8.10%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.48
Median year structure was built1939
Median Value of occupied units$599,500
Median Price asked for vacant units$625,000

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.93
Median year structure was built1947
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$1,256

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.30%
Second Mortgage4.60%
Home Equity Loan12.90%
Simple Mortgage49.80%
Debt Free32.50%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs18.5%