Where is Brookline?
Brookline is located in the South Hills section of Pittsburgh, only a couple miles from downtown. Back in the early 1900s this part of the region was known as West Liberty Borough. Today, our community borders Beechview, Dormont, Overbrook, Mt. Lebanon and Baldwin.
If driving from downtown Pittsburgh, just head through the Liberty Tunnels and up West Liberty Avenue to Brookline Boulevard, or turn left up Pioneer Avenue. You can also take the 39-Brookline PAT bus, with stops on Wood Street and Smithfield Street, from town to Brookline Boulevard. Another transit alternative is the southern light rail system, with South Bank Station located in East Brookline.
A nice house is just a place to live. A good neighborhood makes it a home. When that neighborhood is Brookline, home is suburban tranquility with city convenience, neighbors who care about each other, and a self-contained community with churches, schools, shopping and civic organizations dedicated to maintaining it's vitality. If this sounds like the kind of place you'd like to call home, then take a look at Brookline. We know you'll like what you see.
Brookline is located on Pittsburgh's southern edge, a short fifteen minutes from downtown. Over 13,000 people live in Brookline, and many families have been here for generations. People tend to stay in Brookline because it offers most everything they need. Young families move into Brookline because it's a good place to raise children, and they stay to take advantage of the outstanding recreational programs and choice of good schools. When the children are grown, Brookline's conveniences and excellent senior citizen facilities keep residents in the community.
The heart of Brookline is Brookline Boulevard, a wide avenue full of shops, banks, markets, realtors, barber shops and restaurants. Many are family businesses that have flourished in Brookline for generations. There are doctors, dentists, a chiropractor and an optometrist. Brookline residents can walk to their own branch of the Carnegie Library. As a result, Brookline Boulevard bustles with activity. It is a friendly hub where neighbors of all ages meet and chat, where newcomers are greeted with a friendly smile and made to feel welcome.
Brookline has its own website and a neighborhood print publication, which help build pride and interest in the community. There are many community groups working to maintain Brookline's quality. These groups donate thousands of volunteer hours each year to civic projects. Their efforts help make living in Brookline a fun experience by sponsoring annual Halloween and Memorial Day parades, the Brookline Breeze 5K Fitness Run/walk and a Christmas celebration complete with street decorations. Kennywood Park, a first-rate amusement park, is just a thirty minute drive east.
Recreational activities abound in Brookline. Moore Park and Brookline Memorial Park offer facilities for baseball, football, soccer, basketball, boxing, tennis, weight-lifting and cardio training, track and swimming. There are trails for jogging and hiking, crafts and areas for picnics. The Brookline Teen Outreach Center on the boulevard is another excellent alternative for youngsters looking for a welcoming place to hang out.
Part of the Pittsburgh Public School District, Brookline has elementary and middle schools for neighborhood children. Secondary institutions Brashear and Carrick High Schools are located only few minutes away. A parochial education can be obtained at nearby St. Ann's School in Castle Shannon or Seton-LaSalle High School, just over the border in Mount Lebanon. Special educational facilities are available at the Pioneer School. There are several churches for many religious denominations, including Lutheran, Episcopalian, Roman Catholic, Baptist and non-denominational Christian groups.
What Brookline doesn't contain, it is close to. Frequent buses provide easy accessibility to downtown for work, play or shopping. South Hills Village in nearby Bethel Park is a popular choice for a suburban shopping mall. UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy and St. Clair Hospitals are all close by and provide excellent medical care. The University of Pittsburgh medical facilities are some of the best in the country.
Even though the facilities in Brookline are outstanding, Brookline's people say it's their friends and neighbors that make the community so special ... people with an interest in Brookline and a genuine concern for each other.
Come and see Brookline. You may find it's just right for you. After all, why just buy a house when you can be at home in Brookline! Seperated by hills from the bustling industrial and technology center of Pittsburgh, Brookline is truly a suburb in the city.