The city of Woburn is a mix of residential neighborhoods, industrial offices and business parks, and wooded conservation areas. Woburn is located nearly at the head of the Mystic River, about 10 miles northwest of Boston. Woburn has multiple exits off of both I-93 and I-95 giving the community easy access to all New England locations. Woburn is a part of Middlesex Country and surrounding towns include Wilmington, Reading, Stoneham, Winchester, Lexington, and Burlington.
Woburn is one of the oldest and most historic communities in New England. The city was first settled in 1640 and incorporated as a distinct township in 1642. It first encompassed the towns of Wilmington, Burlington, and Winchester, which eventually broke off into separate towns. Woburn's economy remained mostly agricultural until the early 19th century. When the Middlesex Canal opened in 1803, the leather business boomed in the community due to the new means of obtaining tanbark. The Boston and Lowell Railroad opened in 1835 followed by the Woburn Loop Line in 1844, further expanding the shoemaking and tanning industries. The United States' early rubber industry was also established in Woburn by 1836. By 1855, Woburn became the leading leather producer in the area when the Civil War gave a boost to the industry due to its need for shoe leather. It remained strong until the 20th century, but started declining when the Great Depression hit.
Woburn has an array of activities for all ages. Dave and Busters is a gigantic family-friendly game room that has something for all ages. Of age players can drink and play games and kids can trade in their tickets for glitzy prizes. The Woburn Bolwdrome has bowling for kids complete with a glow-in-the-dark setting. Showcase Cinemas in Woburn is the perfect place to go and catch the latest movies.
Horn Pond is a great area to visit for outdoor activities like walking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, or just relaxing. It is very kid and dog friendly. The Woburn Country Club is also a great place to visit to get in a round of golf. Beer enthusiats will enjoy the Lord Hobo Brewing Company, located right in Woburn. There are also some great restaurants around the city and lots of places to go shopping.
Woburn is a residential community with a mix of single-family and multi-family homes along with condominium and apartment buildings. In 2022, Woburn was named a "Top Place to Live" by Boston Magazine.