The Village retains the feeling of a traditional village in countless ways. Brookline's earliest shops and restaurants were started here. It was also the site of America's first municipal gymnasium and public bath. Its inviting shops and cafes beckon to passers-by.
It is also known for a cluster of antique shops and children’s shops. A neighborly center where store owners know each other and most of their customers by name. The Village prides itself on being a small, eclectic blend of old and new. Storefronts are tasteful and harmonious.