You may or may not have heard that we have a new exclusive listing on the market – a multi-unit apartment building with newly renovated 1-bedroom and studio apartments. Now you can enjoy boutique-style living in Brookline with upgraded amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center and private entertainment patio.
What’s more to love than what you’ve seen so far about 1440 Beacon St. in Brookline? We’ll tell you: location. The building is a prime location that’s local to an array of restaurants, shops, and community-driven initiatives.
Today, we’re highlighting 10 must-visit spots to check out as you get settled into the neighborhood!
Cobble is a unique, reservation-only BYOB dining experience where you can enjoy five course of Italian-inspired cuisine in an unexpected setting. We’ll let these images of the space + sample food spread speak for themselves.
Side note: Cobble is open Fridays & Saturdays from 7-10pm only. Make your reservation here!
2. Hall’s Pond Sanctuary
Hall’s Pond Sanctuary is one of only two natural ponds remaining in Brookline. While most of the land and water within the Sanctuary have been left in a natural state, there is also a formal garden that was planted shortly after the turn of the century and cultivated ever since. The Sanctuary comprises a lush growth of trees, vines and bushes, which provide an excellent habitat and nesting grounds for a wide variety of birds and animal life rarely found in an urban setting.
3. Ganko Ittetsu Ramen
All your ramen-loving dreams have come true. Ganko Ittetsu Ramen’s menu features three kinds of wok-cooked, Sapporo-style ramen soups. You’ll understand what makes their noodles different when you try them. Visit their website to learn more.
4. Coolidge Corner Farmers Market
The Brookline Farmers’ Market has been running for over 40 years! It continues to be an important part of both the Brookline community and the local food community of Eastern Massachusetts.
While the Market is still on for this year despite the challenges of 2020, the Brookline Farmers’ market needs our help. Now more than ever, it is important to have access to local food, for the sake of our taste buds, our immune systems, our sense of community, and our local economy. If you love the Brookline community, if you love good food, if you care about local and sustainable farms, if you want to support local businesses and help create more jobs in the Boston area – please consider not only visiting the Brookline Farmer’s market this year, but also making a donation here!
5. Village Vinyl & Hi-Fi
Crate diggers, unite! Village Vinyl and Hi-Fi specializes in quality records and stereo equipment at prices that will keep you coming back.
In addition to awesome records, they sell quality used and vintage gear including turntables, amps, and speakers. They’ll also maintain and repair your gear to keep music lovers happy for years to come. Visit their website to learn more.
6. Clear Flour Bread & Bakery
If you’re searching for a charming bread shop, look no further than this French & Italian-inspired bakery. Their entire menu is made fresh daily by a highly skilled staff committed to preserving the art and craft of traditional bread & pastry making while taking a modern approach – and their dough is made from organic flour.
7. Brookline Booksmith
Brookline Booksmith is one of New England’s premier independent bookstores, family-owned and locally run since 1961. They’ve been playing a vital role in shaping the world of independent bookselling and nurturing connection with our community’s curious minds through books and social discourse.
Their welcoming and knowledgeable booksellers thoughtfully curate wonderful in store and online collections, from bestsellers to eclectic titles. The Used Book Cellar, renowned remainder selection, extensive children’s, and cookware sections—together with the aroma of new books, twinkle of fairy lights, and legendary creaky floors—bring warmth and energy to our community in the heart of Brookline.
Good news, they’re also open 7 days/week!
8. Pure Cold Press
Pure Cold Press is a chill, California vibe counter-serve spot offering cold pressed juices, veggie sandwiches, smoothie bowls, and more. There are plenty of healthy options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Oh, and their menu is also vegetarian and vegan friendly. Go take a look!
9. Larz Anderson Park
Larz Anderson Park, the largest park in Brookline, was formerly the Larz Anderson estate. It is composed of large expanses of lawn at the top of the hill, playing fields, and sweeping slopes. At the highest point, where the main house stood, there are exceptional views of Boston. The hill provides opportunities for active and passive recreation that are not available elsewhere in town. The grassy slopes provide a premier spot for sledding, watching sunsets, observing stars, kite flying and simply running on the slopes.
Who would you spend time with here?
10. Allium Market & Cafe
Stock up on domestic & imported artisan-made foodstuffs & dine on all-day light fare, plus coffee. Need we say more?