Welcome to the Metro South Region and Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Business was the driving force that first made Brockton stand out amongst its peers in Massachusetts, New England and even the nation. Electric power plants, shoe factories, and theatres provided creative, invention and entrepreneurial spirit that created a friendly business environment. There are over 1700 businesses, small, medium and large, of all sorts of industry in Brockton and the surrounding towns.

As a four-season area, the Metro South region has a climate which is warm during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 70’s and 80’s and cold during winter with temperatures in the 20’s and 30’s. An area steeped in tradition, the south shore is quintessential New England, from the beautiful fall foliage to the warm summer beach season.

There is no shortage of activities; families, couples and singles can enjoy a variety of museums, cultural events, outdoor parks and recreation, fairs, golf, skiing, art exhibits, sporting events (Boston is Titletown USA!), state parks, historical sites, gourmet restaurants, casual family dining, shopping and more. Academics also abound, and numerous colleges and universities exist within a 10-15 mile radius, including Bridgewater State University, Babson, Wellesley, and Stonehill Colleges.

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Incorporated as a city in 1881, Brockton is the hub of the Metro South region. At the eastern edge of the State of Massachusetts, Brockton is inland and just south of Boston. Once a shoe manufacturing center, and often called the “City of Champions”,

the 21.48 square-mile city is now a service center for both its residents and neighbors. Brockton offers a great work force, favorable cost of living, good commercial and residential real estate rates, and a welcoming city government. Known as a medical center, Brockton houses three large hospitals within the city. It is a picture of Victorian architecture and is home to the wonderful Brockton Fair. There is the Fire Museum and

interesting Shoe Museum, among others that make this area unique. The citizens of Brockton are fortunate to have all the comfort, friendliness and atmosphere of a smaller city with the world-class amenities of the metropolitan city of Boston within a half-hour drive.

The nearby City of Boston hosts over 12 million annual visitors to this metro area of over 4 million people from across the country and around the globe. This vibrant, thriving city is renowned for its cultural facilities, world-class educational institutions, champion sports franchises, as well as its place at the very forefront of American

history. A city full of wonder, Boston has played an innovative and central role in American history for over 300 years. This city has made significant advances in everything from science and engineering to culture and society. A few “firsts” include:

  • 1632: The first windmill is built on Copp’s Hill.
  • 1635: The first public school in America was established by Puritan settlers in the home of Schoolmaster Philemon Pormont and was later moved to School Street. Boys from various socio-economic backgrounds attended Boston Latin School until 1972 when girls were also accepted. A portrait statue of Benjamin Franklin overlooks the former site of Boston Latin School which Franklin, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock once attended. Franklin’s place of birth was just one block away on Milk Street, across from the Old South Meeting House.
  • 1714: The Union Oyster House opens. It is the oldest American restaurant still operating under the same name.
  • 1837: Samuel Morse invents the electric telegraph based on Morse Code, a simple pattern of dots and dashes.
  • 1876: The first telephone is demonstrated by Alexander Graham Bell in Boston.
  • 1897: The first Boston Marathon is run.
Brockton, MA                                   93,970

Plymouth County                            492,200

Boston Metro Area                         4,578,865

Boston, MA                                       17 miles

Plymouth, MA                                  37 miles

Providence RI                                  45 miles

Hyannis, MA                                     65 miles

New York, NY                                   213 miles

As a four-season area, Brockton’s climate is warm during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 70’s and very cold during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 20’s. The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature a mild 83 degrees while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 17.80 degrees. The annual average precipitation at Brockton is 48.25 Inches with rainfall fairly evenly distributed throughout the year.
Brockton is a city on the move. It is committed to improving the quality of life for the citizens and providing
an environment that fosters positive economic growth. Today, Brockton is a changing City, no longer
dependent on manufacturing. Service is its biggest industry, providing more jobs than any other business
sector. As neighboring Boston’s rising housing commercial real estate is pricing many out of the market,
Brockton has seen its own attractiveness and accompanying property values increase dramatically.
Business was the driving force that first made Brockton stand out amongst its peers in Massachusetts, New
England and even the nation. Electric power plants, shoe factories, and theatres provided creative,
invention and entrepreneurial spirit that created friendly businesses environment. Venerable companies like
The Plymouth and Brockton Street Railway Company and The Barbour Corporation are joined by
newcomers like MicroWire Products and Concord Foods Inc. to maintain a continuity of business
strength in the city. There are over 1700 businesses, small, medium and large, of all sorts of industry in
Brockton.