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East Bridgewater is a town of 14,000 people (2010) in Massachusetts. East Bridgewater is a typical community of southeastern Massachusetts, with ponds, woods and rivers around the town. The Matfield River enters the town through Bridgewater, branching off to the Satucket River and Poor Meadow Brook.

Understand[edit]

East Bridgewater, called “EB” by its residents, was established as its own town in 1823. It resides in southeastern Massachusetts, about forty minutes south of Boston. Brockton borders the town to the west and Bridgewater to the south. Taunton is about twenty minutes southwest. The results of elections show a pattern of liberal voting. For more information about the town, visit [1].

Get in[edit]

By plane, the closest airport is the Logan International Airport in Boston.

By train, there is an MBTA commuter rail station located in Bridgewater (85 Burrill Ave), next to Bridgewater State University.

By car, East Bridgewater is directly on Route 18, which spans from the Bridgewater border to the Whitman border. The easiest approach is to exit Route 24 in West Bridgewater and follow Route 106 to Route 18 north. Rt. 106 passes through town from the West Bridgewater border to the Halifax border.

Get around[edit]

East Bridgewater has little in the way of public transportation. You’re better off travelling by car or bicycle. Bicycling from one end of town to the other would take no longer than an hour and a half.

See[edit]

There are no tourist attractions to see here. Stop by for a meal or a movie on the way to a larger destination.

Robbins Pond, the largest body of water in the town, is in the southeastern corner of town. Beaver Brook Beagle Club, a large woodlands area, is in the northwest corner of town.

Do[edit]

Viking Recreation Center, 607 Bedford Street, +1 508 378-9830. Open M W Th noon-10PM, Tu 9AM-10PM, F-Su 9AM-11PM. The recreation center features a bowling alley ($3.75 per game, $2.00 to rent shoes) and a video game arcade. The entertainment is cheap but the arcade is small.

East Bridgewater Cinema 6, 225 Bedford Street, +1 508 378-3010. Showings on weekdays start at 4PM and earlier on weekends. The theater is tiny, with five rooms. However, tickets are cheap, so this is a great choice when you want to see a movie but are short on funds and do not care about high-end visual and audio equipment, size, or seating.

Buy[edit]

Almost every business in town is a restaurant or convenience store. For basic needs while on the road, there is a CVS at 225 Bedford Street, +1 508 378-1370, near the center of town. For bargain-hunters, there is also an Ocean State Job Lot next to it, +1 508 350-9815, where you can find most of the same items at a lower cost.

Eat[edit]

  • Johnny D’s Breakfast Place, 31 Central Street, +1 508 378-4702. Open 5AM to noon. This is a small diner that serves great breakfast food at average prices (though there is a discount before 7AM). It is a favorite of locals both young and old.
  • Mockingbird Restaurant & Martini Lounge, 838 North Bedford Street, +1 508 378-4911. Open W Th 4:30-9PM, F Sa 4:30-10PM, and Sunday 4-9PM. Closed M Tu. If you’re in the mood for Italian food (and/or martinis), this is the place to go in East Bridgewater. It has a slightly more formal atmosphere than Pier 18 but its prices are higher.
  • Deng’s Garden, 225 Bedford Street, +1 508 378-3155. Open Su-Th 2-10:30PM, F Sa 2-11:30PM. This is the only local Chinese, Polynesian, and Mandarin restaurant. It's in the same plaza as CVS, Ocean State Job Lot, and the movie theater mentioned above, close to the town center. Most meals will cost about $10 per person.

Drink[edit]

East Bridgewater does not have a club open to the public or a business that specializes as a bar. Many restaurants have a bar at them or serve alcohol at the tables, however. For Martini enthusiasts, see the entry on the Mockingbird above.

Sleep[edit]

East Bridgewater does not have any hotels, motels, etc. to accommodate a traveler overnight.

Connect[edit]

There are no internet cafés or other places to pay for internet access. However, the East Bridgewater Public Library, 32 Union Street, +1 508 378-1616, would be a good place to access a computer. It is near the center of town, and Rt. 18 passes by it.

Go next[edit]

Heading southwest will bring you to the city of Taunton. North will lead to Boston. I-495 and MA-24 are accessed by Bridgewater, to the south. Plymouth is to the east.

Routes through East Bridgewater
Ends at MA Route 53.svgWeymouth  N MA Route 18.svg S  BridgewaterNew Bedford
FoxboroughWest Bridgewater  W MA Route 106.svg E  HalifaxKingston


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