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Perhaps the most significant thing about Brookline Village is something that’s often overlooked: This is the birthplace of America’s 35th president, John F. Kennedy.

Perhaps the most significant thing about Brookline Village is something that’s often overlooked: This is the birthplace of America’s 35th president, John F. Kennedy. The Kennedys are readily associated with Cape Cod, but Brookline is where JFK grew up. The Kennedy house on Beals Street was restored to its original condition under the direction of the late Rose Kennedy and finally opened to the public on Nov. 21, 2010.

Originally, Brookline was home to the Algonquian Native American tribe and was first settled by Europeans in the early 1600s. Nowadays, this traditionally Jewish neighborhood bordering Boston to the north, south, and east, and Newton to the west, bustles with a mix of families and apartment-sharing couples and singles.

Washington Square and Coolidge Corner are packed with eateries, bars and individually owned stores like the Brookline Booksmith on Harvard Street, which brings in many authors for readings. Most impressive is the Coolidge Corner Theatre, a magnificent art deco building restored to its original splendor.

Buying into Brookline

Listing details: One-bedroom condo with deeded parking situated near pretty Griggs Park in Washington Square.
Listing price: $325,000.
Address: 94 Griggs Road, Unit 1, Brookline
Contact: Adam Umina
ABR, Metro Realty Corp.
617-232-2255
www.metrorealtycorp.com

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