Welcome to Coolidge Corner
Coolidge Corner is a neighborhood in Brookline, a city west of Boston, Massachusetts. The city was named after a 19th-century businessman named David S. Coolidge who owned a general store and was well respected by residents.
The residents of Coolidge Corner enjoy a bustling lifestyle where there is always something to do. Homes in the area range from traditionally styled homes to modern, streamlined designs on cozy lots to create a sense of community. Access to shopping, entertainment, and multiple dining options make the neighborhood of Coolidge Corner an attractive location. In addition, its proximity to Boston and its universities (such as Boston College and Harvard) allows residents an easy commute for work or school.
What to Love
- Urban lifestyle
- Hip and fun atmosphere
- Easy commute to Boston
Coolidge Corner residents have a lively and active lifestyle. The neighborhood is one of Brookline’s top commercial hubs, and residents enjoy a vibrant shopping
district. The area is also home to many parks, with pedestrian paths and other outdoor activities.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Coolidge Corner offers locals many options for dining and shopping. The majority of restaurants and shops are on Harvard and Beacon Street, a district designed with accessibility in mind. A local favorite, Zaftigs Delicatessen is a classic deli serving breakfast, soups, latkes, sandwiches, and multiple dinner options.
Residents enjoy a cold treat at J.P. Licks, local ice cream and frozen yogurt chain with fantastic coffee. They serve fun ice cream flavors, such as brownie batter, coconut almond chip, and dairy-free cookies and cream. Across the street, you will find Ganko Ittetsu Ramen, a Sapporo-style ramen restaurant. This type of ramen is different because it’s prepared in a wok. You can enjoy traditional ramen dishes or a modern twist on the conventional.
On Beacon Street, you will find Party Favors, a bakery, candy, and a party supply store. They offer custom cakes for weddings, birthdays, and other special occasions. They also have private event spaces available. The Beacon Street and Harvard Street shopping area is also home to many national chain stores and restaurants, such as Starbucks.
On Harvard Street and Fuller Street is Kupel’s Bagels, a Kosher bakery with fantastic bagels and spreads. In addition, they have pastries, filling sandwiches, coffee, and tea. A few doors down, you will find Kolbo Fine Judaica Gallery, a fine art and gift shop. They have beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry and gift options perfect for any family member or friend.
Things to Do
With its proximity to Boston, Coolidge Corner residents have many options for activities, events, and entertainment. There are several parks in the vicinity, including Amory Park, which has a large baseball field and tennis courts. It also includes paths and a pond with a bridge that provides scenic views for pedestrians. Griggs Park offers paths and trails, a dog park, and a playground. The park has existed since 1903 when it was developed as a playground for children. It was updated in 1998 with pathway improvements and sitting areas.
Coolidge Corner has multiple festivals that residents enjoy. One popular festival is The Coolidge Corner Arts Festival which has been around for over 40 years. It takes place in the Babcock Street parking lot with many types of art displayed by vendors, including glass, jewelry, ceramic, and wood arts.
Baseball lovers will enjoy easy access to Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Patrons enjoy a game and a fantastic meal out at one of the many restaurants surrounding the park. If you are a blues fan, you will enjoy a night of blues music at House of Blues restaurant and bar. You can sip on a cocktail and have dinner while listening to some of the best blues music in the area. The bar also offers private event space and priority memberships.
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