Coolidge Corner is a neighborhood in Brookline that is centered around the intersection of Harvard Street and Beacon Street. The neighborhood gets its name from the Coolidge Brothers General Store which opened in 1857 at the intersection. The building is now the S.S Pierce building and was the only commercial building in Brookline for many years. Coolidge Corner is very pedestrian friendly and has a downtown feel to it. Many popular coffee shops, pharmacies, small independent boutiques, an independent bookstore, and ethnic restaurants are located there, as well as a few retail chain stores. Coolidge Corner is also home to the historic Coolidge Corner Theatre. It is a restored Art Deco movie palace that has been showing movies since 1933. Brookline real estate in Coolidge Corner is among the best in the area, due to its close proximity to Boston.
Coolidge Corner is served by the Coolidge Corner station of the MBTA’s Green Line Branch, which runs along Beacon Street. A wide variety of events, including author readings, family game nights and seasonal sidewalks sales, are regularly hosted by members of the Coolidge Corner Merchants’ Association. The neighborhood also hosts a popular weekly farmer’s market. A family friendly community, Coolidge Corner is also home to an elementary school.