Washington Square (Brookline)

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Washington Square, Brookline, Massachusetts
Neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts

Washington Square is a neighborhood in Brookline, Massachusetts.


Washington Square is located in North Brookline along Beacon Street. Located 1 mile from Coolidge Corner, the area contains several stores for both shopping and eating. The small hub has attracted several nice restaurants and other unique facilities.


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.[1] 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,[2] 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.[3]

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


The MBTA's 65 Bus passes through Washington Square on Washington Street.


  1. ^ http://www.brooklinema.gov/319/Washington-Square
  2. ^ "Driscoll School in Brookline".
  3. ^ "MBTA PDF Subway Map" (PDF). MBTA. Retrieved 13 March 2014.