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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Brookline...a tourist destination?

Brookline Magazine's November issue (in your mailboxes yesterday) had a cover story about the "Tourist's Eye View of Brookline." The general tone of the article is defensive about alleged snubs because of the more well known Boston tourist destinations. At the end of the day, isn't the overall lack of a tourist draw in Brookline, but perfect access to everything in Boston the thing that draws us to live here? Yes, Brookline has tremendous schools. I live here and don't have any children yet, so I'm not here to take advantage of the school system. I live here because I can go into Back Bay tonight for dinner and some Christmas shopping and not have to worry about taking my car. I live here because I was able to quickly take advantage of window shopping and a walk around The Charles when I had family in from overseas last month. Brookline does not need to have its own tourist draws to compete with Boston. We are more here to compliment Boston. We are the small-town suburb surrounded by the arts, culture and entertainment of the big city. We walk to Fenway Park without being disturbed by the Park. Yes, Lars Anderson Park is a great place to stroll in nice weather, and the Kennedy Historic Site is an important part of our history. If that's the best we have to offer, then I am happy with what we've got. Brookline is perfectly situated to allow us all the chance to enjoy what we want to visit in Boston, and then provide us with the peace and tranquility of a small hometown.


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