Braintree Real Estate
Braintree is a coastal town situated in the Greater Boston Area 13 miles south of Boston. The town comprises 14.5 square miles of which 13.9 is land and .6 is water offering residents a dense suburban feel with top-rated schools, as well as a number of local restaurants, coffee shops and parks. The community is distinguished by its easy proximity to Interstate 93, as well as Route 3 heading south toward Cape Cod. Home to 37,000 residents, Braintree also houses the popular South Shore plaza shopping center. Read more about Braintree real estate.
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Braintree provides a convenient commuting location to Boston, sharing borders with Quincy to the north, Randolph to the west, Weymouth to the east, and Holbrook to the south. Commuter rail service to South Station in Boston is available on the Middleboro and Plymouth lines from the Braintree Red Line/Commuter Rail Station. The MBTA Red Line and CapeFLYER rail service to Hyannis are also stops at Braintree Station.
Parks and open green spaces abound in Braintree. Blue Hills Reservation is a 6,000 acre state park extending through Braintree offering hikers varied terrain and scenic views. Pond Meadow Park is another popular recreation area spanning the Towns of Weymouth and Braintree with hiking trails, birdwatching, space for biking, and cross country skiing. For thrill-seekers, residents and visitors enjoy a turn around F1 Boston, an indoor high performance kart racing venue.
Braintree is rich in history as the birthplace of presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams as well as signer of the Declaration of Independence, John Hancock. General Sylvanus Thayer, the “father of West Point,” was born in the section of town now known as Braintree Highlands. More recently, Braintree has been the site of several films shot on location, including “The Departed,” “Stronger,” and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop.” Donnie Wahlberg, actor and founding member of the musical group New Kids on the Block, as well as his brother, Mark Wahlberg, the actor, have at times called Braintree home. Named for the English town of Braintree, the community was incorporated in 1640.