Braintree – Sometimes it is all about location. Like its sister-city Quincy, Braintree is very connected to Boston via the MBTA Red line and with direct access via I-93 and Route 3, the major north-south highways of the South Shore and Cape Cod. Braintree is high tech. It is a major employer and home to several large companies. Braintree is also chock full of history boasting former residents like John Adams, John Quincy Adams and John Hancock.
The church planter for Braintree will understand the corporate ladder and city dwellers. Often towns like Braintree and Quincy are the first stop for young couples and families who are migrating away from downtown city-living. Still, the church planter for Braintree faces challenges similar to the city itself: He will create ways to befriend folks who leave for work really early in the morning and come home late and night. He will also have to reach into areas where married moms feel like they are single and where kids of working moms are raised by nannies.
The geography also creates some interesting opportunities and potentially some challenges too, as much of Braintree just seems to blend into Quincy to the north and Weymouth to the east.
- Population – 34,466
- Household mean income – $94,864
- Median age – 41
- College degree – 31.8 percent
- White – 89.9 percent, Asian 7.3
- SBC churches – 0
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First View 2010 for Zip 02184 – Church-specific research from PreceptGroup reflecting People and Place, Faces of Diversity, Community Issues, and Faith Preferences.