Businesses Resources

Welcome to Brookline, New Hampshire “Granite” State!

Brookline is home to about 5,500 residents. The town is located in Hillsborough County on the Massachusetts border. A quiet rural community at the heart of southern New Hampshire it is conveniently located near the cities of Manchester (29 miles), Nashua (9 miles), and Boston (41 miles) and offers an accessible location to the seacoast, the peaks of the Monadnock and White Mountains.

For more information about Brookline please see our Community Information - get the stats on why Brookline is a great place to locate your business

We stand ready to help you in any way possible. Let us start by providing you with information on Brookline and a list of contacts in order to assist you and simplify the process of conducting business in Brookline.

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Although located on peaceful country roads, residents and businesses have quick and easy access to New England’s largest cities, cultural and commercial centers. There are two major state highways that pass through Brookline: north/south route 13 and east Route 130 which provide rapid access to main travel corridors US Route 3, Interstate 93.

A recent traffic count study was conducted by the Nashua Regional Planning Commission and shows average daily traffic volume ranging from 8,000 to 10,000 at various locations on Route 13. Current traffic counts can be accessed from our Community Information page.

In addition, Brookline is 11 miles from Boire Field Nashua Airport, 25 miles from the Manchester- Boston Regional Airport which provides direct and connecting service to most major airports and 57 miles from Logan International Airport. Public transportation is also available: Commuter Rail stations in Fitchburg (13 miles), Leominster (16 miles), Ayer (16 miles) or Lowell (28 miles) and Park ‘n Ride Bus facilities in Nashua (13 miles) or Tyngsboro (19 miles).

Commercial/Industrial District

There is a significant amount of undeveloped land in the commercial/industrial district which is located on the busy Route 13. About 111 acres are currently available for development. The zoning map of the Commercial/Industrial District can be found at the end of this document.

If you have a property in mind, or are looking for a list of commercial/industrial properties for sale or lease, contact the Town Planner. The Town Planner can help provide information on a specific property or provide a list of possible locations for your business.

Town Planner, Michele Decoteau,, 603-673-8855 x 215

Interactive map of Brookline: Live Maps

Property card information from the Board of Assessors can be accessed here.

Home Businesses – Residential/Agricultural District

Many successful home businesses have been established in Brookline. The Town of Brookline defines Home Businesses as:

A small-scale business operated within a residence and/or accessory structure whose primary commercial activity takes place at the location of the residence. The business must be incidental and subordinate to the use of the lot for residential purposes and not detract from the residential character of the lot”.

To open a business out of your home, there are two steps.

First make sure that your business complies with the criteria set forth in Section 1700.00 of the Zoning and Land Use Ordinance. The Ordinance can be found here.

Second, you must come before the Planning Board for a Home Business Site Plan. The application and checklist for a Home Business Site Plan can be found in the Regulations and Appendices here.  The Town Planner is available to help you through the process!

Town Planner, Michele Decoteau,, 603-673-8855 x 215

Planning Board page with the Current Zoning Ordinance and Regulations.

Brookline’s Economic Vision – 2012 Master Plan

Town officials, residents and business owners recently completed a comprehensive update to Brookline’s Master Plan:

An important component of the overall Vision for Brookline is a community that supports local business opportunities. Yet, residents are apprehensive about the Brookline’s lack of commercial development. Expanded business development is seen as a way to offset a high tax burden placed on residential property owners. I will also help the community to achieve its vision of becoming more self-sustaining. Brookline should support a simple walkable town center and should encourage additional businesses to open in Town, such as a grocery store, cleaners, restaurants, carwash, laundry mat, hardware store, garden store and toy shop.”

Town Planner, Michele Decoteau,, 603-673-8855 x 215

Read the current Master Plan here.







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