The Plymouth County town of Pembroke is home to about 17,000 residents and is named after a town in Wales.
First settled as part of Duxbury until its incorporation in 1712, this area served as fertile farming and fishing grounds for the Wampanoag and Massachusett Native American tribes. They called the region "Mattakeesett" meaning "place of much fish" because the rivers drew in herring each spring.
The presence of ample herring is still celebrated today with the annual event, "The Grand Old Fish Fry."
The Pembroke Iron Works opened its doors in the early 1700s, and the ponds here were ripe for ice-cutting and ice houses, which helped preserve the food supply for residents during the warm summer months. Grist, saw and flour mills opened here as well, and later box manufacturing and shipbuilding contributed to the region's economy.
Along with the mills that continued to crop up all along the local river fronts at the turn of the 20th century, cranberry bogs became the prominent feature at the town ponds. These bodies of water also attracted many vacationers from the neighboring cities, and are still big attractions for vacationers today.
The Pembroke of today is a largely suburban area that is home to a fairly affluent population; in 2009, this town was in the running for a spot on CNN Money's "Best Places to Live" list.
There is no rail service locally, but the Kingston-Route 3 line of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's commuter rail runs southeast of Pembroke. Route 3 runs through the northeast portion of town.
Pembroke Woods offers one-bedroom, single bathroom units or two-bedroom, two-bathroom leases at its three-level, 240-unit apartment community. Set in a beautifully wooded area of town, Pembroke Woods offers tenants the serenity of country living as well as extras like a resident clubhouse, business center and additional storage space. Vaulted ceilings, walk-in closets and designer appliances are among the features of each unit. Some pets are welcome in this complex, with restrictions on size and breed, and a pet park is available for the continued health and wellness of the four-legged members of the household. Tenants here will also have the use of a 24-hour fitness center, and a playground is provided in this neighborhood as well. Covered patios and balconies provide a nice spot to take in a cocktail and a little fresh air after a long day at the office.
Luxury Apartment Buildings in Pembroke