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Braintree

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Braintree is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 33,828 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Inner Core of metropolitan Boston but is considered by some to be part of the South Shore.

Transportation

Braintree is situated in the Greater Boston Area, which has excellent rail, air, and highway facilities. State Route 128 and Interstate Route 495 divide the region into inner and outer zones, which are connected by numerous “spokes” providing direct access to the airport, port, and intermodal facilities of Boston.

Major Highways

Principal highways are State Routes 3, 37 and 53.

Rail

Commuter rail service to South Station, Boston, is available on the Middleboro & Plymouth lines from the Rail Station located on Union Street. Future rail service on the Greenbush line is scheduled to start up in late 2007. The MBTA Red Line is also accessible at the same location.

Bus

Braintree is a member of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) which provides fixed route service to Quincy Adams, Quincy Center and Ashmont Stations. The MBTA also provides THE RIDE, a paratransit service for the elderly and disabled.

Airport

The Norwood Memorial Airport, a Reliever (RL) facility, is easily accessible. It has 2 asphalt runways 4,001′x 150′ and 4,007′x 150′. Instrument approaches available: Non-precision. However the majority of Braintree residents use Logan International Airport for Air transportation.

Education

There are three high schools in Braintree: Braintree High School, a public school; Thayer Academy, a private school; and Archbishop Williams, a Roman Catholic private school.