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Lexington is located 11 miles northwest of Boston
Lexington’s land area is 16.6 square miles 
The population is approximately 30,000
Interesting Facts
  • First settled in 1642, Lexington remained a quiet farming community until 1846 when the extension of a railroad connection from Boston made commuting possible and allowed Lexington to flourish as a summer resort in the 1850’s. The Railroad access began Lexington’s evolution from an agricultural community to a bedroom suburb within the Boston urban area. After the Civil War, professionals settled into newly built, large Victorian homes on Merriam and Munroe Hills.
  • Following World War II, construction of Route 128 and Route 2 increased Lexingtons population and helped to make Lexington a desirable residential suburb. Colonial structures and Victorian mansions were joined by award-winning contemporary architecture.
  • Concerned about maintaining the residential quality of the Town while providing services, Lexington citizens established one of the country’s first planning boards and zoning regulations. The Town was the first in the state to establish a Historic Districts Commission to preserve the historic landscape. Today, Lexington proudly preserves its history, while continuing to support its reputation for progressive action and independent spirits.
  • The first battle of the American Revolution was fought in Lexington on April 19, 1775 and the Town is now referred to as the “birthplace of American liberty”. The historic setting of the Battle Green and the number of colonial era buildings and exhibits annually draw thousands of visitors. The Battle of Lexington is re-enacted early in the morning of Patriot’s Day.
  • Lexington is home to several historically significant modernist communities built by notable architects. These neighborhoods include Six Moon Hill, Peacock Farm, and Five Fields.
Property Assessments
  • Lexington is bordered by Route 2 to the south and Route 128 at the West, making it very assessible to Boston.
  • L’EXPRESS, one of the oldest suburban transit systems in eastern MA, has been serving Lexington since 1979.  It provides a  fixed route minibus service to Lexington neighborhoods and Town services and shopping centers. It is funded by the Town of Lexington and the MBTA.
  • MBTA Routes #62 and #76 servicing Alewife Station connect with LEXPRESS.
  • Minuteman Bikeway connects Bedford, Lexington, Arlington, and Cambridge.
  • The town’s physical location allows easy access to Boston, Cape Cod, the White Mountains, and many important historical sites in New England.

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