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Medford is located approximately 7 miles from downtown Boston
The city has a total area of 8.6 square miles
There are approximately 56,000 people living in Medford
Interesting Facts
  • Founded in 1630. Established as a City in 1892, Medford is the 4th oldest English settlement in America.
  • Paul Revere came through Medford during the Revolutionary war.

  • Peter Tufts House is one of the oldest all-brick structure in the US.

  • The Christmas Song “Jingle Bells” was written here by James Pierpont.

  • The classic song,”Over the River and Through the Woods” was written by local resident, Lydia Maria Child about her trip across town to her grandparents’ house.

  • West Medford MBTA Commuter Rail Station is one of the oldest railway lines in New England.

  • The Medford Historical Society owns the third largest collection of original civil war prints in the world (totaling over 5,000).

Neighborhoods in Medford
  • North Medford (a.k.a. The Heights, North, or Fulton Heights)
  • Wellington Glenwood
  • Central Medford
  • South Medford
  • Medford Hillside
    • Tufts University (includes Hillside, South Medford)
  • Lawrence Estates
  • West Medford (once the bastion of some of Boston’s elite families)
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Tranportation options
  • West Medford Train Station is part of the MBTA’s Lowell Commuter Rail Line and is one stop to North Station, Boston.
  • Wellington station on the Orange Line provides a connection to Boston and the entire rapid transit system.
  • Interstate 93 travels roughly north–south through the city.
  • Discussion of bringing the Green Line into Medford is ongoing. On February 2, 2009, the state formally endorsed extending the Green Line through Medford, terminating near the intersection of Boston Avenue and Mystic Valley Parkway (Massachusetts Route 16).

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