- About Us
Mayor Sullivan Welcomes You
Welcome to the Town of Braintree’s website. This website will allow you to navigate your town government, pay your bills online, be informed of upcoming meetings and events, stay up-to-date with town news, conduct business, and have your questions answered in a timely manner. Thank you for visiting.
The Town of Braintree is a suburban community with a strong residential character located ten miles south of Boston. Incorporated in 1640, Braintree has a rich history and a promising future. The town is ideally situated at the crossroads of Route I-93 (128) and Route 3 for easy access to the Greater Boston area and Cape Cod as well as having excellent public transportation to Boston and Logan International Airport. The community has a good mix of established neighborhoods, small clusters of new homes and several condominium complexes.
Strong Business Base
There is a strong business base which includes one of the largest regional shopping centers in the northeast; The South Shore Plaza. Attractive office and industrial parks are located in the town as well, because of its ideal location.
Braintree has a rich history. Old Braintree was the birthplace of two presidents, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, as well as John Hancock and General Sylvanus Thayer, the founder of West Point.
Good Place to Live & Work
Residents feel that people are attracted to Braintree as a good place to live and work because it has an excellent public school system as well as Thayer Academy and Archbishop Williams High School, and a fine parks and recreation program with the availability of many recreational resources such as Town Forest, Pond Meadow Park, Sunset Lake, Smith Beach, the Cranberry Pond Conservation District, the MDC Blue Hills Reservation trail system, and an 18 hole public golf course.
Braintree is a mature community with a broad residential and business base that is positioned for controlled growth in the coming years.
Records Retention Law
Please note, that Records Retention Law of the Commonwealth requires the Town to preserve records created or received by a Town employee. Pursuant to this retention requirement, comments posted or messages received via an official Town agency page on a third-party web-site (such as an official Town profile on a social network) will be treated as Town governmental records and may be permanently archived. Information that you submit voluntarily through social media sites associated with this agency where such information is publicly available, including your name, city or town, and the substance of anything that you post may be disseminated further by being posted online at this website or be publicly discussed by a member of the administration.