Expansive Community Center opens at Hancock Village


BROOKLINE, MA – Residents of the 1,200-unit Hancock Village apartment community in Brookline now have access to a spacious, well-appointed facility to gather for an array of activities with the opening of a three-story, 25,000 sq ft community center on Independence Drive.

The Hancock Village Community Center celebrated its grand opening this week, with dignitaries from Chestnut Hill Realty, the Brookline Planning Board, Brookline Chamber of Commerce and the construction and architectural teams which helped build the facility in attendance. In a nod to Hancock Village’s ties to our country’s Founding Fathers through the naming of its streets and buildings, guests mingled with John Hancock, John Adams and Betsy Ross impersonators.

“We hope and expect that this building will provide much fun and a source of great pride to our residents,” said Chestnut Hill Realty Founder/CEO Ed Zuker. “What you see today is more than one can dream of. This is truly a beautiful addition to the Hancock Village campus.”

Centrally located in the heart of Hancock Village, the Community Center offers Village residents a convenient place to work, play, socialize or get fit. The state-of-the-art clubhouse features an array of indoor and outdoor activity spaces, including a pool and sun deck, fully-equipped fitness center, resident lounges, game room, conference and event rooms, CHR HomeWorks private office space, adult outdoor fitness center, café and fireside terrace.

Residents will have access to the Hancock Village Community Center if they so choose, for an additional charge. Residents are under no obligation to join or use any of the offered activity spaces.

As part of its continued investment in the Town of Brookline, during the grand opening ceremony Chestnut Hill Realty presented a check for $297,000 to Alexandra Vecchio of the Brookline Department of Public Works to be used for renovations to the Baker School tennis courts, which borders Hancock Village.