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 History

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.

Braintree Transportation

Boston Logan International Airport is very close to Braintree.

Braintree Higher Education

Quincy College serves the area.

Braintree Almanac

County Norfolk County
Standard Zip Codes02184
P.O. Box Zip Codes2185
Phone Area Codes33,96,17,781, 339
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.2
Approximate Longitude-71

Braintree Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance4.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance13.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Braintree Public Libraries

Thayer Public Library
Braintree, Massachusetts
(781) 848-0405

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Braintree Public Schools

Archie T Morrison
260 Liberty Street
ZIP: 2184
(781) 380-0230
Total Enrollment 400
Braintree High
128 Town Street
ZIP: 2184
(781) 848-4000
Total Enrollment 1707
Donald Ross
20 Hayward Street
ZIP: 2184
(781) 380-0240
Total Enrollment 266
East Middle School
305 River St.
ZIP: 2184
(781) 380-0170
Total Enrollment 751
144 Wildwood Avenue
ZIP: 2184
(781) 380-0190
Total Enrollment 386
482 Washington Street
ZIP: 2184
(781) 380-0120
Total Enrollment 428
49 Proctor Rd
ZIP: 2184
(781) 380-0210
Total Enrollment 435
Mary E Flaherty School
99 Lakeside Dr
ZIP: 2184
(781) 380-0180
Total Enrollment 378
Monatiquot Kindergarten Center
25 Brow Avenue
ZIP: 2184
(781) 380-0130
Total Enrollment 289
South Middle School
232 Peach Street
ZIP: 2184
(781) 380-0160
Total Enrollment 646

Braintree Private Schools

Archbishop Williams High School
80 Independence Ave
ZIP: 2184
Total Enrollment 535
Braintree St Coletta Day School
85 Washington St
ZIP: 2184
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
Kindercare Learning Center
467 Granite St
ZIP: 2184
Total Enrollment 19
Meeting House Montessori School
25 Brow Ave
ZIP: 2184
Total Enrollment 102
Merry-deb Nursery School
237 Adams St
ZIP: 2184
Total Enrollment 16
South Shore Sda School
250 Washington St
ZIP: 2184
Total Enrollment 19
St Francis Of Assisi School
850 Washington St
ZIP: 2184
Total Enrollment 296
Step Ahead Kindergarten
Stedman St
ZIP: 2184
Total Enrollment 13
Thayer Academy
745 Washington St
ZIP: 2184
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 692
The Goddard School
335 West St
ZIP: 2184
Total Enrollment 19
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