Brookline, NH is a quiet community located in the eastern part of Hillsborough county.  It is just south of Milford, NH and to the west of Nashua, NH.   It’s proximity to shopping and services is excellent.  Major roadways such as Route 13, and Route 130 lead to the town.

About Brookline, NH

The town was incorporated in 1769 and currently has a population of approximately 5,300 individuals.  Property tax rates are favorable and schools are highly regarded.  There is an elementary school and a middle school in town.  Pupils attend High School in Hollis, NH.  Owning a home in Brookline, NH is desirable.  People love the small town atmosphere and can access the many services and departments that are available in the town hall.


The town of Brookline is committed to providing opportunities for all its citizens for enriching activities, programs and events.  A calendar of seasonal offerings is published on the town website.   Townspeople enjoy the events organized by the recreation commission in town.  Fishing Derbies, organized sports and the town beach are popular.

Lake Potanipo

This gem is located just off Route 13 on Lake Potanipo Rd.  Lake Potanipo has a wonderful public beach area with parking that is available during the summer months.  Residents love to paddle board, freshwater fish and swim here.  A concrete boat ramp is available.   Take a look at a map of the lake here.  Visiting Lake Potanipo is a great way to spend a warm day swimming and enjoying a picnic.  Swim lessons are offered to town residents during the summer months.

Nature Trails and the Great Outdoors

Brookline NH has many opportunities for outdoor hikes and enjoying the beauty of nature.  One of our favorites is at the Talbot-Taylor Wildlife Sanctuary.  This trail is located off Cleveland Hill Road just a short walk from the from the roadside.  The path is lined with flowering wild plants and mountain laurel.  Enjoy the pond at the base of Potation Hill.  The sanctuary is monitored by the Conservation Commission which maintains it.  Walking around this peaceful place is a great way to spend an afternoon.   A second trail to look up is the Bartell Trail off Route 130 in Brookline.  This location offers parking and access to a wide trail that leads to beautiful wooded scenes and a lovely pond.  Your dog is welcome here.


If you like wine tastings then you must visit Bob Waite at the Averill House Vineyard and Winery.  This winery is located in a historic barn at 21 Averell Rd in Brookline.  Organic methods are used to craft their wines and many are made with local products.  They can boast eleven grape varietals and many fruit variations.  One of the things that struck us here is that you receive a full glass of wine during a tasting.  Tours are available of the winery and snacks are available after your tour.  The Winery is open from Wed to Sunday each week.  Check out their website for special wine dinners, open house tours and other events.

The Andres Institute of Art

Trip Advisor calls this the #1 thing to do in Brookline and we agree.  The Andres Institute of Art is located at  100 Rte. 13 just south of the Big Bear Lodge and is open free of charge every day from dusk to dawn.    There is an ample sized parking lot and a kiosk with trail maps in the lot.  Choosing which trail to take here is your hardest task for an afternoon visit.  The trails all wind up the hillside of the former Big Bear Ski area.  All along the trails are amazing sculptures and art installations that have been created on the site.  Click here to print a map before you arrive.  The views from the top are amazing.  We recently visited in the fall and were amazed with the beautiful foliage scenes that we saw on our hike.

Building a Home in Brookline, NH


Living in this amazing community is very desirable.  There are a variety of single family homes that come on the market for sale from time to time.  If you are looking to buy a newly constructed house you can call Beote Construction.  This general contracting firm has a reputation for building excellently crafted single family homes, a hands on approach and a fairly priced home built with quality materials.  Call Conor Beote at: 603-320-0904.