It all started when... by Avrumie Tornheim
Brookline was settled in 1683. Named after the brooks creating the town’s lines, the neighborhood was independently incorporated in 1705. Bordering six of Boston’s most popular neighborhoods, the old town was nicknamed, “The Hamlet of Muddy River” because of the muddy river flowing beside it. Brookline exemplifies stellar climate conditions and was marked under the USDA 6b Plant Hardiness zone. This tags Brookline as an ideal place for certain plants to be grown. The rich soil and varying temperatures, allows farming to run its cycle with ease. The population count today reaches roughly about 60,000 and counting. Brookline is most known as the birthplace of our past 35th president, John F. Kennedy. The household income floats under 100K, but the homes are still considered middle class. Because Boston meets the standards of a college city, a lot of Brookline’s homes are taken up by resident students.