Community

Bridgewater is a charming, residential, suburban community. Located approximately 25 miles south of Boston, the town is accessible by bus, commuter rail and highway at the junction of routes 24 and 495. Originally an industrial and agricultural center, the town of Bridgewater was chartered in 1656. Its historic character and unique landscaping are prominent throughout the community, particularly in the downtown central common area.

Today Bridgewater is a growing community of approximately 27,000 and serves as home to Bridgewater State University. Founded in 1840, as one of the first normal schools in America, BSU is a premier public university of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Offering a diversity of activities, Bridgewater maintains a caring, friendly, small-town, community atmosphere.
  1. Animal Control

    The Town of Bridgewater's Animal Control Officer is responsible for investigating nuisance complaints, enforcing animal control by-laws; as well as M.G.L. chapter 140 laws, removing sick or injured wildlife: determine risk of rabies exposure and need for testing.

  2. Bridgewater Cable Access (BTV)

    Click the link to Bridgewater Televison Access Corporation's website. See all the local cable access programming at BTV.

  3. Education

    Find links to colleges, the school district and private schools in the area.

  4. Fire

    Visit the fire department's official website.

  5. Mitchell School Feasibility Study Information

    This page has been created to inform the public of the information for the Mitchell School Project.

  6. Online Payment Center

  7. Parking Tickets

    The Town of Bridgewater does not maintain parking tickets. Any parking ticket inquires or payments of parking tickets need to be refered to the Plymouth County Parking Office.

  8. Parks & Facilities

    Check out area parks, facilities, and a list of their amenities.

  9. Police

    Visit the police department's official website.

  10. Trash & Recycling

    The Town of Bridgewater does not provide curbside pickup for trash removal. Bridgewater has a Transfer Station, operated under the Health Department, residents can bring their trash and recycling for disposal.

  11. Volunteer Opportunities

    Find out how to volunteer with local boards and committees.