Braintree is the first town south of Boston that is considered the South Shore in Norfolk County. Braintree is one of the oldest communities in Massachusetts being settled in 1625 and incorporated in 1640. Learn more about Braintree's history.
Braintree is located just 10 miles south of Boston and is bordered by Holbrook, Quincy, Randolph and Weymouth.
Total Area: 15.5 square miles
Population: 35,744 (2010 US Census)
Density: 2,500 per square mile
Braintree's 2019 residential tax rate is $10.09.
Braintree is a great location for commuters. Braintree has direct access to public transit via Braintree Station on the MBTA's Red Line, the Braintree Commuter Rail station, and MBTA bus service to Braintree Station, Quincy Center Station, South Shore Plaza and Montello. Braintree also offers highway access to Routes 93 North to Boston, Route 93 South to Routes 128/95 and Route 3 South towards Cape Cod.
Braintree has a municipal light department (BELD) for electric services that also provides cable and Internet services to the town.