Lexington, Massachusetts
Lexington, Massachusetts
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Buckman Tavern
Buckman Tavern
Lawn behind Tavern
Behind Tavern
Monument
Monument
Buckman Gift Shop
Gift Shop
 

Lexington at a Glance

Lexington is one of 351 municipalities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Town is located 11 miles northwest of Boston and is bordered by eight other cities and towns:

  • Lincoln on the southwest;
  • Bedford on the northwest;
  • Burlington on the northeast;
  • Woburn, Winchester, and Arlington on the east; and
  • Belmont and Waltham on the south.

Current statistics about Lexington include the following: 

  • Lexington's land area is 16.6 square miles.
  • Approximately 63% of the land in town is in private ownership;
  • Approximately 12% of the land is permanently set aside as publicly held conservation land.
  • The 2010 Census reported total population of 31,394.
  • Lexington has 11,530 households.
  • Median household income in 2010 was $130,637.
    More information is available at the US Census Bureau.

Lexington provides excellent public resources for its residents.

Lexington, Massachusetts was first settled in 1642 as a farming community. The town experienced rapid housing development after World War II with the growth of the Boston urban area and the decline of agriculture. While the town is primarily residential, a number of industries and commercial establishments employ more than 16,000 people in Lexington. Services and manufacturing are the two largest employment sectors. The major shopping area is the central business district. Lexington Center is a well-maintained area with retail stores, professional offices, banks, and restaurants.

Lexington has always been blessed with an active citizenry, and participation of new as well as long-term residents is always welcome.   Town government provides a variety of opportunities for citizen involvement.

Lexington, Massachusetts
Lexington, Massachusetts
Lexington, Massachusetts Lexington, Massachusetts Lexington, Massachusetts