Brookline has some of the best of the country's teaching hospitals, Beth Israel, Brigham and Women's, Dana Farber, to name a few.
What makes the town so diverse is you can be as engaged as you want in any intererst, hobby or sport.. You actually can get to know your neighbors but enjoy the city atmosphere with the best of restaurants and entertainment.
Robinson Field has a fabulous ball playing field in the afternoon and several dog meetups lay their claim there in the morning. Coolidge Corner consists of mom and pop businesses as well as newer businesses. Washington Square is the beginning of the Boston Marathan route. There's also a variety of local and ethnic restaurants.
Stay tuned. I'll go into detail soon about each neighborhood in Brookline in my next post.