Homes for Sale in JFK Crossing, Brookline, MA

JFK Crossing is a busy urban neighborhood in North Brookline, MA, situated along Harvard Street. The neighborhood edges include Brainerd Road to the northwest and Williams Street to the southeast. The area received its name from the 35th President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in 1963. Kennedy was born at 83 Beals Street in 1917 and grew up in Brookline. Now, 83 Beals Street is a national historic site and offers day tours of the house and its neighborhood. Shops and restaurants line the street with a daily flux of people, making it quite lively, especially during the day.

Homes for sale in JFK Crossing comprises single-family homes, but some low-rise apartment buildings are mixed in the community. Roads that extend from Harvard Street are lined with suburban single-family homes sitting along tree-lined streets. These rows of long, thick trees create a canopy of leaves over the houses and the streets, magnifying the neighborhood’s appeal. In the late-1800s to mid-1900s, the residential properties were constructed with old brick and stone, and the neighborhood was developed to accommodate the increasing number of families living in the region. Apartments in the area include a selection of one to three-bedroom units with 900 to 1,700 sqft of living space. These homes range between $900,000 to $1.5 million. The majority of properties in the area are single-family homes priced around $1.1 million to $2.5 million. These homes come with two to five-bedroom layouts with 2,400 to 3,500 sqft of floor space and two-level builds.

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What's To Love

The key component of JFK Crossing is the availability of many shops and services, independently owned craft stores, kosher grocery stores, and the wide variety of restaurants offering food from across the globe. Residents enjoy the many attractions available nearby. It has many national chains like Massage Envy and True Value Hardware Store. There are also many banks, salons, dry cleaners, to name a few. Schools, gas stations, bakeries, dental clinics, coffee shops are readily accessible to the families living in the neighborhood. Meter parking is available on both sides of Harvard Street. JFK Crossing is a short drive away from Boston.

What's Not To Love

Homes are built-in very closely with each other making it a bit congested. Renovations can also be a hassle as there are many old homes built in the 1800s. Due to the constant busy surroundings of Harvard Street, it can be a bit chaotic at times. But if you’re looking for a home in a culturally rich and lively neighborhood, JFK Crossing has a lot to offer.

Is it for me?

Who is this neighborhood for

Families looking for a roomy home will certainly like the real estate options available in the JFK Crossing neighborhood of North Brookline. It has an impressive blend of urban and suburban property types. Houses are surrounded by green trees, well-maintained community parks, and a well-established commercial center. If you are interested in knowing more about the neighborhood, please contact us directly via a call or message. We would love to assist you in finding a new home in Brookline, MA.

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514-516 Harvard Street 2B

Brookline, MA, 02446
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Things to do in JFK Crossing

John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site

Birthplace and childhood home of the 35th president of the United States of America.

JFK Crossing

A thriving commercial district known for its many stores, restaurants, and local businesses.

Boston Sports Clubs

A comprehensive fitness facility with state of the art equipment and training programs.

Bluebikes Station

Bike sharing service where you can rent a bike for your day tour of the JFK Crossing neighborhood.


Schools near JFK Crossing

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Match Charter Public High School
PK – 12
Public Charter
Brighton High School
9 – 12
Florida Ruffin Ridley School
K – 8
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