Pembroke is located off Route 3, a major highway connecting to Boston via Interstate 93 to the north, to the Route 128/Interstate 95 beltway around the western suburbs of Boston, and Plymouth and Cape Cod to the south. Other regional highways include Routes 14, 53, 27, 139 and 44. These highways provide connections to adjoining communities as well as Boston, Quincy, Brockton, Plymouth and Taunton and Providence.
The Town is also accessible to MBTA Commuter Rail service in nearby Hanson, Halifax, and Kingston, and the MBTA Red Line in Braintree and Quincy. The Town has an Open Town Meeting form of government, with a five member Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator. Elected or appointed boards and commissions direct much of the Town’s operations.
Pembroke has traditionally been an agricultural and industrial community, but since WorldWar II it has become primarilly a residential community providing housing for persons working in the greater metropolitan Boston area.
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