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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Braintree is a suburb of Boston with a population of 37,082. Braintree is in Norfolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Braintree offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Braintree there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Braintree and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Braintree are highly rated.
About Braintree...
Population
37,082

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$402,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,373
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    109.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    5.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    13.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    119.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,554.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    95.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

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Braintree is my home and forever will be. I remember growing up saying "MAN, I can't wait to leave"(so regret saying that). Looking back on it now, it really is wicked pissah (as us Bostonians would say). Neighborhoods are safe; the worst crime you'll hear is a bunch of kids drinking beer in the woods. It's very quiet at night; yes, you will hear the crickets and beetles. So if you're used to the city, don't panic, it's just bugs! Dunkin' Donuts is really on every corner in every city. LOTS of mom and pop places to eat. No "nightlife" here but you are about 10 minutes from Quincy and plenty of bars. The schools are some of the best and are top rated. Cost of living is average for what you pay in MA and I'll tell ya, it's worth the money to raise a family here. There's a commuter rail line/red line station that will bring you North into/beyond Boston. If you aren't one to use your blinka and scared of the crazies cutting you off, the MBTA is right up your alley!
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Best town in Mass! We have a long history and I carry great pride from where I come from. This town prides itself on citizen involvement and being a true community, I could not have asked for a better home town.
I would say Braintree is an excellent town, it has a great public school system and the youth sports program is excellent. It is a very welcoming community where a lot of the parents know each other and are involved in their children lives. A safe community with easy access to Boston through the T or the highway. It has plenty of parks for the children and has plenty of local events such as those held at Sunset Lake or Braintree Day. Lots of things to do such as the plaza or AMC and has great restaurants.