Littleton

Littleton

Littleton is a rare industrial town that lies on the western edge of suburban Boston. Part of the town was allocated as an Indian preserve known as the Nashoba Indian Praying Town. The settlement of Littleton was delayed by the frontier wars until the early 18th century when intense competition occurred over Indian lands abandoned when natives were deported to Deer Island during King Philip's war. By the 19th century some of the finest apple orchards in the state grew here. The apples supplied town cider mills, which in turn shipped their product to Boston. The Cider mills, which also began made vinegar, eventually consolidated to become the Very Fine Apple Products Company. The town remains a significantly agricultural community with poultry farms, dairies and orchards. It has preserved several 18th century center-chimney houses and unique brick cottages.

Transportation
Highways
: State Route 2, Interstate Route 495
Commuter Rail: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Grimes Lane & Foster Street

Schools and Education
Littleton High School
Littleton Middle School
Russel Street Elementary
Shaker Lane Elementary
Tiger's Den, K-5
Nashoba Valley Tech High School

Additional Info
Town Hall: 978-540-2460
Fire Department: 978-540-2302 
Police Department: 978-540-2300
www.littletonma.org

Incorporated in: 1714
Population: 8,924
Total Area: 17.5 sq. miles
Land Area: 16.6 sq. miles 
Density: 492.5 per sq. mile
Median Household Income: $96,740
Median household Size: 2.7