The city of Braintree is perhaps best known as the home of John Adams and his family, who owned a large farm in the area. John Hancock was also born in the city, which was founded in 1640. Like many other towns in Massachusetts, it was named for an English community where many of its settlers originated. Today, this suburb of Boston has a population of 35,700, and there are plenty of homes and apartments of all sizes for newcomers.
Although the city has plenty of natural beauty, modern Braintree's biggest draw is South Shore Plaza, which is one of the Bay State's largest shopping malls. When this is combined with the numerous other shops and restaurants that dot the northwest part of town and others in the city center, you'll find that there's a lot of ways to keep busy on your days off work.
Some of the largest employers are industrial such as a Citgo refinery on the north end. Commuters will have no trouble getting up to Boston thanks to the MBTA's rail and bus lines that go through the town, and the area's MBTA line also goes down to the resort communities around Hyannis and Buzzards Bay.
Among the top listed rental complexes, a good place to look is at Windjammer Cove Apartments on Shaw Street. These two-bedroom spaces have uniform design with separate kitchen and dining rooms, but they're also fairly cheap and in excellent shape. They allow pets so long as they've been spayed or neutered.
Other good options can be found in individual listings like a one-bedroom space currently available on Liberty Street. This home has beautiful flooring, an open floor plan, a large garage and a fireplace on top of all the things you'd expect from a quality living space such as a gourmet kitchen. It's a great option for people who prefer more luxurious living.
Luxury Apartment Buildings in Braintree