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Braintree is residential town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in the United States. It is located within 12 miles of downtown Boston. Braintree was incorporated in 1640. Its name comes from the English town of Braintree.
Braintree is home to several large companies, including: Greater Media, Haemonetics, and TopSource LLC. Many residents of this town work in Boston, sharing in the city’s economic industry that includes tourism, research, manufacturing, finance, and biotechnology. Boston features three major convention centers which draws visitors to the city. They include Hynes Convention Center in the Back Bay, the Seaport World Trade Center, and Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on the South Boston waterfront. There are a large number of corporations with office space or other facilities in the area. Some of them are Beacon Press, Fidelity Investments, Gillette, and New Balance.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There area many things to see and do in Braintree and the surrounding area of Boston. The South Shore Plaza in Braintree is an enclosed shopping mall anchored by Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Sears, Nordstrom, and Target. In nearby Boston the Museum of Fine Arts is the city’s largest and most comprehensive art museum. This museum is known for its impressive collection of French Impressionist paintings, featuring the largest collection of Monet paintings outside of Paris. There is also the largest collection of Japanese art outside of Japan. Other collections include Egyptian, ancient Greek, and Roman art. Dining options in Braintree include Sintra, El Sarape, Maria’s Restaurant, Campanale’s Restaurant, Legal Sea Foods, and Spazio.
The nearest major airport to Braintree is Logan International Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights from Boston, Massachusetts and is 15 miles from the town center. Another major airport in the area is New Bedford Regional Airport, offering domestic flights from New Bedford, Massachusetts just 46 miles from Braintree. Another option is T. F. Green Airport with international and domestic flights from Providence, Rhode Island, 51 miles from Braintree, MA. Braintree is part of the Greater Boston Area, featuring excellent rail, air, and highway facilities for commuters.