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' 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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