Introduction to Braintree, Massachusetts
Braintree, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 2 miles S of Quincy, Massachusetts and 9 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Boston metropolitan area. Braintree has a population of 33,828.
The city of Braintree was first colonized by Captain Wollaston in 1625. It was initially named Mount Wollaston. Later on, it was renamed as Merry Mount under the rule of Thomas Morton. The area was incorporated in 1640 and was named after the English town of Braintree. The city of Braintree is the birthplace of several renowned people including President John Quincy Adams, General Sylvanus Thayer (known as the Father of West Point), statesman John Hancock and President John Adams. Braintree was converted to a mayor-council government in January, 2008.
Braintree and nearby Attractions
- Pond Meadow Park
- Museum of Fine Arts
- Adams National Historical Park: Visitor Center
- G. Murray Smith Beach
- Sunset Lake
Things To Do In Braintree
The city of Braintree encompasses several shopping centers, a billiards hall, two indoor racetracks, and a number of restaurants. You can also enjoy the parks of the city with their nature trails and bicycle paths. The other recreational activities include picnicking, fishing, boating and camping.
Boston Logan International Airport is very close to Braintree.
Braintree Higher Education
Quincy College serves the area.