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Around Braintree ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Boston. It lies just north of Braintree. Boston has a population of 692,000 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Worcester. It is located about 40 miles [ km] to the west of Braintree and has a population of 185,000 people.

For comparison, Braintree has a population of 37,100 people.

Below is a sample of nearby communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Braintree.<2>

  • East Weymouth [Norfolk County]
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    • East Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Braintree
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Weymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hingham [Plymouth County]
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    • Hingham [Plymouth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Braintree
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,720 people
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  • Holbrook [Norfolk County]
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    • Holbrook [Norfolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Braintree
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,014 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mattapan Station [Suffolk County]
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    • Mattapan Station [Suffolk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Braintree
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  • Milton Village [Norfolk County]
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    • Milton Village [Norfolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Braintree
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Milton [Norfolk County]
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    • Milton [Norfolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Braintree
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,537 people
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  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Montclair [Norfolk County]
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      • Montclair [Norfolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Braintree
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    • Norfolk Downs [Norfolk County]
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      • Norfolk Downs [Norfolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Braintree
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    • North Weymouth [Norfolk County]
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      • North Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Weymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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      • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
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    • Randolph [Norfolk County]
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      • Randolph [Norfolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,362 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Weymouth [Norfolk County]
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      • South Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Weymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • West Quincy [Norfolk County]
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      • West Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Braintree
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    • Weymouth [Norfolk County]
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      • Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,104 people
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    • Wollaston [Norfolk County]
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      • Wollaston [Norfolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Braintree
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For more communities neighboring Braintree, please visit our County-by-County Page for Braintree.

Norfolk County ...

Braintree is located in Norfolk County<4>.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Norfolk County: Bristol, Middlesex, Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester & Providence (RI). The Atlantic Ocean lies to the northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Braintree ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Braintree.

Airports Near Braintree ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<5> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Braintree and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Braintree.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Massachusetts

About Norfolk County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Braintree: www.braintreema.gov/

The official website for Norfolk County: www.norfolkcounty.org/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Braintree.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Braintree) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Braintree. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BraintreeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Braintree. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2237, Longitude: -71.0016    
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Norfolk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Braintree), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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