Community Guide to Medford MA
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Zip Codes: 02145, 02153, 02155, 02156
Municipalities: Acton, Ashby, Ashland, Ayer, Bedford, Belmont, Billerica, Boxborough, Burlington, Cambridge, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Everett, Framingham, Groton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Malden, Marlborough, Maynard, Medford, Melrose, Natick, Newton, North Reading, Pepperell, Reading, Sherborn, Shirley, Somerville, Stoneham, Stow, Sudbury, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Westford, Weston, Wilmington, Winchester, Woburn
Area: 8.10 sq. mi.
Population: 59,659 (2020)
Demographics: The breakdown of racial and ethnic groups are: White (70.9%); Asian (10.6%); Black or African American (8.4%); Hispanic (8.4%). The median age for residents is 35.4. In 2017-2021, the median household income of households was $107,853.
Brief History: Medford was settled in 1630. It was incorporated as a city in 1892. Farmlands were divided into lots in the 1840s. Tufts University was chartered in 1852. Local industries of the late 1800s included the production of bricks, tiles, clipper ships, and rum.
Area Info: Medford shares the 2,575-acre Middlesex Fells Reservation with Malden, Melrose, Stoneham, and Winchester. One of the biggest bank robberies in the world happened in Medford in 1980 at an estimated $25,000,000. The FBI recorded a mafia initiation ceremony in Medford in 1989.
Historic Places & Cultural Places of Interest: Amelia Earhart residence, Isaac Royall House, “Jingle Bells” historical marker, Tufts University Art Galleries
Amenities: Medford is home to several shopping malls and shopping areas including Medford Square, Meadow Glen, and the Shops at Station Landing.
Parks and Recreation: Medford residents enjoy recreational opportunities at 24 parks. The parks include football fields, baseball fields, softball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a swimming pool. Wright’s Pond is surrounded by the Middlesex Reservation and features a beach for freshwater swimming.
Public Transportation: The City of Medford is served by an MBTA green line extension which opened in 2022. The Medford branch runs 3.7 miles and includes 5 stations.
Education: Private PK-2, PK-8, and NS-8 schools including Eliot-Pearson Children's School, Saint Raphael School, St. Joseph School, and top-tier institutions of higher education such as Tufts University.
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