I go from Medway to Brookline quite often - with relatives on Washington St - It's about a 35-45 min commute depending on traffic -
For the next week or so, you might watch the morning news and pay attention to the traffic reports that describe that area.
You may start to see the pattern for problem spots.
Then goo gle an address and get directions to your work.
Goo gle will estimate the time - usually without regard to delays.
By dragging the line of travel on the google map, you can see how using the "back roads" and short cuts might affect the commute.
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Here is every property on the market in each location presented on a map so you can see proximity to Brookline:
Hope that helps!
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