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Zip Trip to Brockton

This week our Zip Trip tour stops in Brockton, MA.  The event will be held from 6am-10am at City Hall Plaza at 45 School Street in Brockton. Be sure to come visit our table and say hello to our agents!
Want to learn more about Brockton, read all about this historic city below!

Brockton Zip Trip

entering brokctonBrockton is the seventh largest city in Massachusetts. It contains two villages, Montello and Campello; each village has their own MBTA Commuter Rail Station and post office. Campello is the smallest neighborhood in the city, but it is also the most populous.

Housing

Brockton was named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People in the United States in 2005, 2008, 2010, and 2011 by America’s Promise Alliance. It is a very affordable town which makes it easy to find your dream home.

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Lifestyle

city-hall-with-flagsBrockton is home to the Fuller Craft Museum, where craft is experienced through exhibitions, education, outreach, and collaboration. It contains contemporary craft-based art of many different genres and origins, and is the only craft museum in the New England area.

Education

Brockton operates its own public school system for the city’s 15,600 students. With two early education schools, ten elementary schools, six middle/high schools, and four alternative schools, there is plenty of room for learning.  Brockton has gained recognition for taking action to reduce dropout rates and provides supportive services to the youth. Over the years, they have made the success of its youth a high priority.

Culture

037Brockton is sometimes referred to as the “City of Champions”, due to the success of native boxers Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler. There is a Rocky Marciano statue at Champions Park, which has become a highly visited tourist attraction because of its great representation.

The Brockton Fair is family fun for all ages and is celebrating their 142nd Fair this year. It provides amusement rides, the Big Top Circus, Scott’s Crazy Magic Show, New England Championship Wrestling, demolition derby, wood carving, truck pulls, and many live local music acts.

Fun Fact: Brockton was home to the first ever department store Santa.

Employment

The unemployment rate in Brockton is 5.6%, and has come down from 12.5% in 2010. The average income is $35,300, and the top industry jobs are Office Support, Transportation, Sales, Healthcare Support, Food Service, and Personal Care.

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