Merrimack Valley Massachusetts

Cities and Towns / Lexington


Quick Facts:

Incorporated in 1713

Population: 31,394

Town Hall: 781-862-0500

Town Websites:  /

Fire Department: 781-862-0272

Police Department: 781-862-1212

Total Area: 16.54 sq. miles

Land Area: 16.40 sq. miles

Density: 1,851 per sq. mile

Median Household Income: $139,561

Median Household Size: 2.66


Lexington was first settled in 1642 as an outpost of Cambridge as an agricultural community. Lexington now proudly preserves its rich colonial past and offers visitors a wealth of cultural opportunities.

The events of April 19th, 1775 put Lexington forever into the pages of American History as the Birthplace of American Liberty. The confrontation between the Lexington Minute Men and the British Redcoats is re-enacted every April on Patriot’s Day, the third Monday of the month. The Liberty Ride, a guided sight-seeing tour, provides an entertaining and educational introduction to the town’s history and sites; such as Lexington Battle Green and the Lexington Historical Society of Historic Houses

Located 16 miles north of Boston, the town offers a variety of shopping and dining, is home to several large businesses, and offers direct access to route 128. Hanscom Air Force Base in nearby Bedford is one of the area’s largest employers, its civilian air strip offering limited commuter flights to Philadelphia and Newark. The town offers residents the benefits of small town living combined with an excellent school system and many amenities only found in larger cities.


LEXPRESS – LEXPRESS has been serving Lexington since 1979. It is one of the oldest suburban transit systems in Eastern MA. Providing a fixed route minibus service, Lexington neighborhoods are united with Town services and shopping centers.

MBTA – MBTA Routes #62 and #76 servicing Alewife Station connect with LEXPRESS. Burlington B-Line – Burlington B-Line connects with LEXPRESS at the Burlington Mall and Middlesex Commons.

Minuteman Bike Path – Bicyclists have access to neighboring towns through the Minuteman Bike Path, a regional rails to trails system.

128 Business Council – Lexington businesses can explore travel options for their employees through the 128 Business Council.

Lowell Regional Transit (LRTA) – LRTA connects with LEXPRESS at the Burlington Mall.

Schools and Education Joseph Estabrook Elementary School; Fiske Elementary School; Maria Hastings Elementary School; Bridge Elementary School; Bowman Elementary School; Harrington Elementary School; William Diamond Middle School; Jonas Clarke Middle School; Lexington High School; Minuteman Regional High School; Lexington Christian Academy; Armenian Sisters Academy; Community Therapeutic Day School; Pelham Academy (Concord Assabet Family Youth Services) Lexington Montessori School; The Waldorf School (Formerly Adams Elementary School) Cotting School

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