Bridgewater, Massachusetts' population of about 26,000 people includes equal amounts young families and college-age residents. Spread over 28.2 square miles and five different neighborhoods, Bridgewater is popular because of its lower-than-average unemployment rate and affordable housing. The average home in the city costs about $264,000.
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Students in Bridgewater, Massachusetts begin their schooling at George H. Mitchell Elementary School, which serves Kindergarten through third grade. Fourth, fifth and sixth graders attend M.G. Williams Intermediate School before moving on to Bridgewater Middle School. High school students attend Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School. There are no private schools in Bridgewater, but nearby Taunton and Brockton have private education options. Bridgewater State University serves most of the area's college students. Massasoit Community College and Stonehill College are each within 10 miles of the city, and University of Massachusetts - Boston is just 23 miles from Bridgewater. Although the area is mostly car dependent, the Middleborough-Lakeville portion of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has a stop just south of the university.
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Bridgewater, Massachusetts experiences all four seasons. Summers are hot, often reaching the mid-80s, and winters are cold, with January seeing temperatures between 20 and 40 degrees. During the summer, nearby Ames Nowell State Park is a popular destination. Many like to spend the day hiking, picnicking, boating or fishing. Just Claying Around is also popular, offering an outlet for visitors to make pottery, stuffed animals, t-shirts and more. Bridgewater also holds several festivals throughout the year. Autumn-fest is a free event that features crafts, games, music and food, and Christmas on the Commons includes pictures with Santa, pony rides, music, food and more. Of course, a wide range of casual eateries, bars and pubs, shopping destinations and more are available in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, too. If you feel the city might be right for you or your family, begin your search for the perfect home by browsing our available listings.