Merrimack Valley Massachusetts

Cities and Towns / Littleton


Quick Facts:

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


Town Hall: 978-540-2460

Fire Department: 978-540-2302

Police Department: 978-540-2300

Town Website:


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

Littleton is a rare industrial town that lies on the western edge of suburban Boston.  Littleton was first settled in 1686 and was officially incorporated by act of the Massachusetts General Court on November 2, 1714. The town was also the location of the sixth Praying Indian village established by John Eliot called Nashoba Plantation, on the land between Lake Nagog and Fort Pond.

Littleton has a rich history as a farming community. It was known for its apple orchards, food and dairy farms. Many of those same farms are still in operation today.  Today Littleton has a population of just under 10,000 residents and maintains its small town New England charm with well-preserved architecture and open space. Littleton has over 2,000 acres of conservation land for hiking and exploration. The parks, playgrounds, and lakes provide passive and active recreation for all ages.

Littleton sits at the junction of Routes 495 and 2 offering residents quick and easy access into Boston and all that New England has to offer. Littleton also benefits from being home to an MBTA Commuter rail stop so you can be at Boston’s North Station in an hour!  Because of the great geographic location and business friendly environment, many business have chosen to relocate to the town.

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