Although Brookline is relatively close to Boston, it has managed to maintain its own identity. This quaint town features a mixtures of suburban living, upscale shops. Recreational parks, apartment buildings, and large estates. Although it offers s city atmosphere, it also portrays the feeling of being in the country. It is the home to several academic, mathematics, and scientific professionals who work at nearby institutes and medical centers located within Boston. Brookline offers its own town meetings, it allows overnight parking on the streets, it also has its own working farm, country club, town golf course, open-air skating rink, transportation museum, and playgrounds and parks scattered throughout the town.