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Burlington, Massachusetts

About Burlington, Massachusetts

The town of Burlington was formed in 1799 and is sited on the watersheds of Ipswich, Mystic, and Shawsheen Rivers. It is now a suburban industrial town at the junction of the Boston-Merrimack corridor, but for most of Burlington’s history, the town was almost entirely agricultural, selling hops and rye to Boston’s breweries.

Shopping & Dining In Burlington, MA

Today visitors enjoy a variety of shopping and dining choices at the Burlington Mall, an upscale shopping center featuring four anchor stores and more than 185 specialty shops, as well as new shopping centers such as 3rd Ave. and The District.

Working In Burlington

Burlington is also home to many companies in the high-tech, banking, and pharmaceutical industries and is one of the largest employers north of Boston. The town is also home to the famous Lahey Clinic, known as one of New England’s best hospitals.

Living & Recreation

For residents, Burlington offers a mixture of older and newer neighborhoods including a large stock of apartment housing. In spite of the town’s heavy development, Burlington’s Mill Pond Conservation Area and Landlocked Forest together offer more than 350 acres of fishing, hiking, and mountain biking.

Burlington, MA

Quick Facts

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Total Area:
11.9 sq. miles
Land Area:
11.81 sq. miles
2,094 per sq. mile
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City Resources

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City Transportation

Routes 128 (I-95), 3, 3A and 62
MBTA (routes 170, 350 and 351), Lowell Regional Transportation Authority, Lexpress (Lexington), Bedford, and B-Line (Burlington)
The nearest MBTA 'T' station is Alewife, Cambridge, 15 miles to the south of Burlington (the station has a large parking garage).
Commuter Rail:
Anderson Regional Transportation Center in neighboring Woburn.

Schools and Education

Burlington Early Childhood Center; Fox Hill Elementary School; Francis Wyman Elementary School; Memorial Elementary School; Pine Glen Elementary School; Marshall Simonds Middle School; Burlington High School; Shawsheen Valley Technical High School (Billerica); Northeastern University (Burlington Campus); Bay Path College (Burlington Campus)