Washington Square (Brookline)

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Washington Square, Brookline, Massachusetts
Neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts

Washington Square is a neighborhood in Brookline, Massachusetts.


The neighborhood is centered around the intersection of Beacon Street and Washington Street, yet it extends along Washington Street, into the Salisbury-Corey Farm rotary,[1] and along Beacon Street.


Washington Square features attractive brownstone buildings which line both sides of Beacon Street and leafy side streets. The Washington Square clock, a green 18-foot Victorian icon, resides in the middle of the Square.[2] Other clocks in Cleveland Circle and Brighton Center have been modeled off the attractive original in Washington Square.

The neighborhood is home to a number of eateries, many of which feature outdoor sidewalk terraces for drinking and dining.

The Michael Driscoll School,[3] one of Brookline's eight public elementary schools, is located in Washington Square.

Public transportation[edit]

Light rail and subway[edit]

Washington Square is a stop of the MBTA's Green Line "C" Branch, between Coolidge Corner and Cleveland Circle.[4]

Coordinates: 42°20′21″N 71°08′07″W / 42.3393°N 71.1353°W / 42.3393; -71.1353