Homes for Sale in Cottage Farm, Brookline, MA

Cottage Farm is an exquisite, well-preserved residential area that sits on the eastern side of Brookline, MA. The neighborhood is bordered by Mountford Street to the north, Amory Street to the west, Saint Mary Street to the east, and Beacon Street to the south. The neighborhood was developed into a residential area in the mid 19th century. Amos Lawrence bought a 119-acre parcel of land from David Sears II and built a community for professionals working in Boston, as well as students who are studying at the nearby University of Boston. In 1978 that the National Register of Historic Places registered Cottage Farm as a Historic District.

Cottage Farm has a variety of homes for sale that are both historic and grand. Most of these Colonial-style houses are perfectly built inside spacious square-shaped lots with ample distance between each household ensuring a private and comfortable living environment. This rural community boasts streets filled with mature trees that give off a relaxing ambiance that’s the perfect scenery when coming home after a hard day’s work. Homes in this area are priced at $1 million to $3 million, 3,000 square feet of living space, and 2 to 6 bedrooms with 2 to 5 baths. Most if not all of the properties here are built in the mid-1900s that showcase the district’s rich history. Because of its prime location, only a few homes are left open for sale in this neighborhood. Since some of the houses were constructed in the 1900s, most families opted to retain the houses’ external architectural features and made some repairs and renovations in the late 1900s. If you’re interested in buying in this district, you can opt to do your own renovations and repairs as well.

Market Overview

Brookline Real Estate Information

Median Home Price

$1,160,000

Median Sale Price

$750,000

Median Price Per Sqft

$703

Number of Households

24,436

Median Days in Market

133

Median Rent

$2,700

What's To Love

If you are looking for a peaceful and rural community that is near your work and your children's schools you'll definitely choose Cottage Farm. Homes in the neighborhood come with spacious lot sizes surrounded by well-manicured green spaces and well-preserved historic structures. Since most of the neighborhood homes are developed in the mid-1900s, most homes in the area will be on the older side. But if you love living in a home with years of history, you'll surely fall in love with the style, design, and ambiance of Cottage Farm. As a rural community near the center of Boston, property prices are higher than in other neighborhoods. Despite the price, most of the homes here rarely go on the market, thanks to their overall appeal and convenient location.

What's Not To Love

Since the neighborhood was developed in the mid-1900s, most homes in the area will be on the older side. But if you love living in a home with years of history, you'll surely fall in love with the style, design, and ambiance of Cottage Farm. As a rural community near the center of Boston, property prices are higher than in other neighborhoods. Despite the price, most of the homes here rarely go on the market, thanks to their overall appeal and convenient location.

Is it for me?

Who is this neighborhood for

Cottage Farm is accessible through Boston-Worcester Railroad, and buses are available along Amory Street, making it very attractive to working professionals in Boston. The district has various natural attractions that your family can enjoy, from playgrounds, parks, to natural ponds, you have ample options of things to do in the area. Students attending classes at nearby colleges and universities will also find this neighborhood quite attractive. If you are looking for a private and quiet suburban neighborhood, Cottage Farm is the perfect fit for you. Just walking around the community with its rich history and unique charm lets you experience over 100 years’ worth of history.

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Meet the locals

Who Lives in Brookline?

Population

59,180

Median Age

33.7

Median Household Income

$171,664

Home Ownership Percentage

48.9%

Education: Associates Degree or Higher

82.32%

Cost of Living Score

204.8

Entertainment

Things to do in Cottage Farm

Amory Park

A 3.5-acre urban park featuring outdoor attractions, recreational amenities, sports fields, and a nature preserve.

Hall's Pond Sanctuary

Nature preserve featuring a lovely pond that retains a natural habitat for small fish and wildlife.

Knyvet Square

A beautiful green space with outdoor benches, paved walkways, and well-maintained open fields.

Beacon Street

A well-established commercial district with various retail and dining establishments lining the road.

Education

Schools near Cottage Farm

School Name
Grades
Admission
Ivy Street School
7 – 12
Private
New England Hebrew Academy
PK – 9
Private
Florida Ruffin Ridley School
K – 8
Public
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Cottage Farm Map

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