Burlington is part of Middlesex County and is considered part of the Boston Metropolitan Area, as it is located 12 miles northwest of Boston. It is considered to be a suburban industrial town. Bordering towns include Billerica, Wilmington, Woburn, Bedford, and Lexington. Easy access to both Route 95 and Route 3 for commuting workers or students.
Burlington was first settled in 1641 and was named after the English town Bridlington. Although it is now a suburban industrial community, it was originally settled as an agricultural area. On February 28, 1799, the town of Burlington was incorporated.
When Route 128 was built, Burlington became the fastest-growing town in Massachusetts from 1955 to 1965.
Burlington is the place to be when it comes to activities and attractions. If you like the outdoors, Burlington has plenty of tennis courts, skate parks, playgrounds, basketball courts, fishing and swimming facilities, softball fields, hiking, biking, walking trails and picnic areas.
If you are looking to do some shopping, the Burlington Mall is the spot to go with over 155 specialty shops and restaurants. There are other shopping centers downtown and lots of restaurants to try in the area.
Other attractions include the Burlington Historical Museum, Burlington Mandlocked Forest, Mary Cummings Park, and the Mill Pond Conservation Area.
Known as one of the most desirable communities to live in Massachusetts, Burlington offers residents a dense suburban feel. The town is a wonderful place for young professionals or those raising a family. With highly rated public schools, many families live in Burlington and it is easy to find family-oriented services and activities in the community. There is also a large population of college-educated adults, providing the town with an environment conducive to academic values.
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