Burlington

Burlington

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. Today visitors enjoy a variety of shopping and dining choices at the Burlington Mall, an upscale shopping center featuring for anchor stores and more than 185 specialty shops.

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. 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.

Transportation

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

Additional Info
Fire Department: 781-270-1925
Police Department: 781-272-1212
Town Hall: 781-270-1600
Town Website: www.burlington.org 

Incorporated in 1799 
Population: 24,498
Total Area: 11.9 sq. miles
Land Area: 11.81 sq. miles 
Density: 2,094 per sq. mile
Median Household Income: $92,791
Median Household Size: 2.76

2 Van De Graaff Drive
01803 Burlington, MA
Phone: 781-270-0800
Fax: 781-270-5554
Contact: Nick Bell