I am from the South Shore of MA and although I'm not from Brockton, I know the area quite well and would not recommend moving there if you don't have to. There are some nice areas, but there is high crime, gangs, etc. It's like a city and many areas are very rundown...Perhaps you should look at other areas that are more "suburban." Contact me if you need any help, I'd be happy to give you a hand!!!