The large town of Reading works as a hub of activity for the surrounding area while never seeming crowded. A quick one transfer ride to downtown Boston and a 30-minute drive connect Reading to the state’s capital. The forests to the north and tree-lined streets keep the area green and full of fresh air.
After having been one of the very first settlements in the 1630s, Reading played a significant role in the Revolutionary War, helping defeat retreating British soldiers. Visiting 17th century Parker Tavern will help take you back in time. Reading really started to grow when the Boston & Maine Railroad began service there in 1845.
A recently renovated public high school and a variety of accessible education options offers great flexibility for families who desire it. Activities, rural and urban, are nearby with Middlesex Fells Reservation nearby and an IMAX 3D theater right in town. Reading is run in a highly organized manner with numerous community boards and consistent town meetings.