Other Nearby Cities: Brookline Village Boston Providence Worcester Manchester Lowell Cambridge See All Cities

Braintree, MA

show info

Officially known as the Town of Braintree, this suburb has quickly grown to become a business and economic leader among towns in the Greater Boston area. So, while many residents commute out of this town to the big city less than 15 miles north of Braintree, there are also several large companies that are based within the town itself. With a beautiful downtown area and plenty of entertainment options, Braintree is all about the perfect balance between work and play.

Getting Around in Braintree, MA

Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Braintree is:
Explore info about this city
  • Time Range
  • Percentage of workers

Blue Hills Reservatio

From hikers to cyclists, anyone that enjoys the outdoors is sure to love Blue Hills Reservation. This nature park is located on the east side of Braintree and spans over 7,000 acres of land. Due to its varied landscape and beautifully scenic views, it is a destination for hikers and mountain bikers from all over the Greater Boston Area. Also included on the reservation is the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, which features indoor and outdoor animal exhibits perfect for families with curious children who are always looking to learn more about the nature in their own backyard.

Shop 'Til You Drop at

Shopaholics with a taste for the finer things in life will love Braintree's South Shore Plaza. This upscale shopping mall has over two million square feet of retail space lining its three floors. This makes it the largest mall in New England and the 15th largest mall in the U.S. according to square footage. South Shore Plaza also has five anchor stores, which include Lord & Taylor, Macy's, Nordstrom, Sears, and Target. No matter your style, you are sure to find it in one of the over 200 stores at the South Shore Plaza.

Get Fresh and Local a

There is no better place to find locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables than at the Braintree Farmers Market. However, this market offers much more than produce. The vendors here also sell meat, eggs, seafood, flowers, baked goods, honey, cheeses, and more. No matter what you are looking for, you will not only find it at the Braintree Farmers Market, but it is also sure to be either organic, locally grown, fair-trade, or homemade. So, stop down for some healthy fare throughout the summer months. The Braintree Farmers Markets takes place each Saturday from June through October, rain or shine.