From Stoneham, driving into Boston rarely takes more than twenty minutes and a public transportation option makes it a very desirable area for commuters and those who love the city, but not to live in. Being a small area bordered by seven different towns and cities, Stoneham residents have a great amount of options regarding amenities and entertainment.
Originally an area settled by six families of Whigs, Stoneham slowly grew on the outskirts of the towns and cities around it, especially Reading. During the Industrial Revolution Stoneham found economic gain producing shoes. The Stoneham Historical Society is a group dedicated to preserving and sharing the town’s rich heritage.
Stoneham’s five public schools structure a cooperative K-12 experience for all children and the area is flush with available private options. The northern end of Middlesex Fells Reservation reaches into Stoneham, giving residents a dependable place to get away for an hour or two. The Stoneham Theater, now Greater Boston Stage Company, has presented shows here for over 100 years, a kind of night strictly Stoneham.