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Overview of Braintree

Braintree, Mass., is a suburban community located about 10 miles south of Boston. Ideally situated where Interstate 93 and Route 3 meet, residents of the area have easy access to the greater Boston area and Logan International Airport. Braintree is also in close proximity to Cape Cod. Spanning roughly 14.5 square miles, Braintree is 11 miles north of Brockton and 220 miles from New York City. Residents of the quaint city enjoy the diverse mixture of historical homes and modern developments.

The town is home to an excellent public school system, many fine parks, recreation programs and an 18-hole public golf course. Pond Meadow Park, Sunset Lake, Smith Beach and Cranberry Pond Conservation District are several of the recreational resources in the community that residents enjoy all year round. Braintree apartments for rent are perfect for families or individuals that enjoy a leisurely lifestyle. According to Best Places, more than 36,100 call Braintree home.

Living in Braintree, MA

Founded on the land that was originally colonized by Captain Wollaston in 1625, the area was then known as Mount Wollaston. The region was later renamed as Merry Mount under rule of Thomas Morton. By 1640, the area was resettled and incorporated as the town of Braintree, named after the English town with the same name.

Many significant figures in history have made their mark in Braintree. The town is the birthplace of two presidents, John Adams and John Quincy Adams. John Hancock and General Sylvanus Thayer were also born in the region. Thomas Watson, the co-inventor of the telephone retired to Braintree, and the town is also the site of the infamous 1920 murders of Sacco and Vanzetti.

Today, the vast history of Braintree can be visited to this day. The South Braintree Town Center walking path winds through unique architecture and historical landmarks in south Braintree. The East Braintree Waterfront offers visitors breathtaking views of the Weymouth Fore River along the coast.

Braintree Work and Study

In Braintree, residents enjoy the diverse job market that spans healthcare, education and retail. Some of the top employers include the Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital, Haemonetics Corporation, Hospice of the South Shore, Archdiocese of Boston and Nordstrom.

Students living in rentals in Braintree have plenty of opportunities for a post-secondary education in and around the community. Eastern Nazarene College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Emerson College, Boston Architectural College and Bunker Hill Community College are all located just a short drive away.

Rentals in Braintree, MA and Cost of Living

The rich historical significance and high-quality lifestyle in Braintree translates directly to the cost of living in the town. According to Best Places, the overall cost of living is 44 points higher than the national average, food is 17 points higher and utilities are 31 points higher. Similarly, the average cost of rentals in Braintree is fairly high as well. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the median gross rent is $1,113.

Braintree Attractions and Special Events

Residents of Braintree aren’t far away from the action of some of Massachusetts' most beloved communities. This makes it easy for residents to venture a short distance for events like the Boston Wine Festival, New England Spring Flower Show, Art in Bloom, Strawberry Dessert Festival, Chowderfest and many more. World-renowned events like the Boston Marathon and the Boston Film Festival are often visited by residents of Braintree.

One of the most historically significant attractions, the Bunker Hill Monument, is nearby as well. Families and history buffs in Braintree enjoy having such prominent attractions that symbolize the history of America nearby.

To find a Braintree apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

Lenox Farms - Braintree, MA 02184
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(245)

Braintree, MA 02184

$2197 - $4791

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Braintree, MA (Braintree Highlands, South Weymouth)

(245)

$2197 - $4791

338 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Ridge at Blue Hills - Braintree, MA 02184
11
(220)

Braintree, MA 02184

$1898 - $5792

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Braintree, MA (West Quincy)

(220)

$1898 - $5792

186 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Liberty Park - Braintree, MA 02184
19

Braintree, MA 02184

$1700 - $2825

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Braintree, MA (Braintree Highlands, South Weymouth)


$1700 - $2825

202 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Landmark - Braintree, MA 02184
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Braintree, MA 02184

$1450 - $2200

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Braintree, MA (South Quincy, West Quincy)


$1450 - $2200

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Furnished Studio - Boston - Braintree, MA 02184
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Braintree, MA 02184

$2550

1 Bed 0 Baths

Braintree, MA (South Quincy, West Quincy)


$2550

1 Bed 0 Baths

Sunset Lake Apartments - Braintree, MA 02184
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Braintree, MA 02184

$1560 - $2100

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Braintree, MA (Braintree Highlands)


$1560 - $2100

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Avalon Blue Hills - Randolph, MA 02368
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(343)

Randolph, MA 02368

$1630 - $2305

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Randolph, MA (Braintree Highlands, Downtown...)

(343)

$1630 - $2305

276 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at The Hingham Shipyard - Hingham, MA 02043
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(189)

Hingham, MA 02043

$2074 - $3690

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hingham, MA (North Weymouth)

(189)

$2074 - $3690

235 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

eaves Quincy - Quincy, MA 02169
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(333)

Quincy, MA 02169

$1695 - $2080

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (North Commons, Quincy Center)

(333)

$1695 - $2080

245 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

eaves North Quincy - Quincy, MA 02171
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(167)

Quincy, MA 02171

$1691 - $2407

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (East Milton, Montclair...)

(167)

$1691 - $2407

224 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Highpoint - Quincy, MA 02169
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Quincy, MA 02169

$1983 - $2509

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (North Commons, Quincy Center)


$1983 - $2509

394 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Baker Chocolate Factory Apartments - Dorchester, MA 02124
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(2)

Dorchester, MA 02124

$1725 - $3235

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Dorchester, MA (Dorchester, South Dorchester)

(2)

$1725 - $3235

133 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Ten Faxon - Quincy, MA 02169
1

Quincy, MA 02169

$2155 - $4772

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (Merrymount, Quincy Center)


$2155 - $4772

200 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Rosecliff - Quincy, MA 02169
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Quincy, MA 02169

$1685 - $2351

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (South Quincy, West Quincy)


$1685 - $2351

156 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Neponset Landing - Quincy, MA 02171
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Quincy, MA 02171

$1909 - $5928

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (North Quincy)


$1909 - $5928

280 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Quarry Hills - Quincy, MA 02169
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Quincy, MA 02169

$2120 - $3424

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (West Quincy)


$2120 - $3424

316 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Faxon Commons - Quincy, MA 02169
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(6)

Quincy, MA 02169

$1611 - $2487

0-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (Quincy Center)

(6)

$1611 - $2487

582 Units 0-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lincoln Heights - Quincy, MA 02169
13

Quincy, MA 02169

$1525 - $2160

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Quincy, MA (Quincy Center, South Quincy)


$1525 - $2160

336 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Quincy Commons - Quincy, MA 02171
22
(3)

Quincy, MA 02171

$1474 - $2286

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Quincy, MA (North Quincy)

(3)

$1474 - $2286

232 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

The Ledges - Weymouth, MA 02188
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(9)

Weymouth, MA 02188

$1657 - $2654

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Weymouth, MA (East Weymouth)

(9)

$1657 - $2654

304 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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