Brockton is the sixth largest city in Massachusetts with a population of 106,000 (2020). Self styled as the "City of Champions" thanks to its two hometown boxing heroes, and a thriving high school sports program.

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Map of Brockton

By plane edit

Logan International Airport (BOS IATA) in Boston is the closest airport. T.F. Green Airport in Warwick (Rhode Island) (PVD IATA) is also an option.

By bus edit

The MBTA operates the 230 bus to Montello Station from Quincy Center station. Brockton Area Transit Authority also operates a bus route to Ashmont station.

By train edit

MBTA has commuter rail service from Boston's South station with three stops in Brockton. Additionally, the seasonal CapeFlyer between Boston and Cape Cod calls at Brockton railway station.

  • 1 Montello railway station, 150 Spark St.    
  • 2 Brockton railway station, 7 Commercial St.    
  • 3 Campello railway station, 30 Riverside Ave.    

By car edit

  • Route 24 is the main access road to Brockton. Routes 28 and 123 also pass through the city.

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  • 1 Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St, +1 508 588-6000. Daily 10AM-5PM. One of the few museums in the US that focus solely on crafts. A wide array of materials is represented and the art is all touchable. Adults $8, seniors and students $5, under 12 free..    
  • 2 Brockton Fire Museum, 216 North Pearl St. Exhibits the atmosphere and artifacts of a classic Brockton fire station during Victorian times. Features a beautifully restored 1850s Hand-Tub Pumper called "The Protector." Also a memorial dedicated to the memory of the 13 Brockton firemen who were killed in Brockton's Strand Theater disaster in 1941.

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  • Brockton Rox Baseball, +1 508 559-7070. Campanelli Stadium, 1 Lexington Av. Apr. 15-Sept 15.
  • Brockton Fair. June 28-July 8, (2007), fairgrounds at 660 Belmont St. (Route 123).
  • Max's Blues Cafe, 837 N Montello St. Decent sized bar with stage perfect for small concerts. Bar serves hamburgers and hot dogs as well as beverages of an alcoholic and non-alcoholic nature. This bar is located right behind a train stop for easy travel.

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Most, if not all, of Brockton's many shoe factories and outlets are now closed.

  • Westgate Mall, +1 508 588-8916. M-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su noon-6PM. Westgate Mall is 10 minutes away and is easy access off of route 24 north. Main stores: Best Buy, Macy's, Dick's Sporting Goods, Foot Action, Finishline, Lids, American Eagle, Pac Sun, and Gamestop.

Eat edit

Brockton is not a destination for fine dining. Many of the national chain restaurants are available off exits from Route 24.

  • Cape Cod Cafe Pizza, 979 Main Street, +1 508 583-9420. 11AM - 10PM. This Greek restaurant has been serving gourmet pizzas since 1939. Cape Cod Cafe offers a large variety of options on its menu; all products are made fresh daily and contain nothing artificial. You cannot go wrong with one of their famous Greek salads or weekly specials. For example the lobster roll which is served every Friday. $9-12.
  • Christo's, 782 Crescent St, +1 508 588-4200. near Massasoit Community College. Known for Greek specialties and pizza. Long-time favorite caters to a sedate, mostly older crowd.
  • Italian Kitchen, 1071 Main Stret. A restaurant and a small market. Amazing Italian fare. Truly and sadly a very well kept secret. The best sauce you may ever taste. A local favorite for years and virtually unchanged since its inception.
  • Village Pizza and Subs, 830 Crescent Street (Rte. 27), +1 508-580-1920. M-Sat 10:30-10p Sunday 11-9p. Village Pizza offers a variety of specialty pizzas along with a large selection of subs, shish kebob, salads and pasta. Come early M-F (8:30-10:30AM)during the summer and receive a 30% discount on subs and salads. Mondays offer "Back to the 80s" pricing. Delivers.

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Routes through Brockton
BostonStoughton  N   S  West BridgewaterFall River
BostonRandolph  N   S  West BridgewaterWareham
BraintreeHolbrook  N   S  END
AttleboroEaston  W   E  RocklandScituate
BostonBraintree  N   S  LakevilleHyannis
BostonRandolph  NW   SE  BridgewaterLakeville

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