Location, Location, Location!
The Town of Lexington is an affluent community that prides itself on the beauty of the town land, the safety of its residents and the excellence of its public school system. The town has numerous parks, conservation areas, museums and libraries that provide exceptional opportunities for recreational and cultural activities. Located just 12 miles northwest of Boston, Lexington affords an easy commute to leading employment centers, institutions of higher education and healthcare resources. This coveted residential suburb allows easy access to Boston, the White Mountains and many important historic sites in the state.
This beautiful and peaceful suburb offers a multitude of large, older homes that reflect the Colonial period. In addition, selections of newer homes have been carefully designed to harmonize with the towns historic flavor. There are a variety of Lexington neighborhoods to choose from. For more information about Lexington Massachusetts real estate, contact Lexington Realtor, Elizabeth Crampton.
Although there is so much to enjoy about this town, the main reason it lands on homebuyers most-wanted list is the school system. Recognized as one of the best in all of Massachusetts, there are 10 public schools, including six elementary, two middle schools, and one high school, as well as the Minuteman Regional High School. Private schools, including the Waldorf and Lexington Montessori Schools, complete the educational portrait. With an extremely high percentage of students continuing on to college, the average SAT score is 1867.
Transportation in Lexington
Lexington is served by the MBTA with bus service into Alewife Station, which provides Red Line subway service into Boston. The town is also served by Lexpress, an in-town minibus service popular with students and seniors, and the Minuteman Bikeway, an 11-mile trail for biking into Cambridge and Arlington to the east and Bedford to the west.
Lexington is centrally located to Route 128 recognized as the high-tech corridor, and Route 2, so you can get where you need to go, including into Boston, in no time.
Things to See and Do
Things I really love about this special town. Let’s start in the town center. Centered around a traditional town green, youĂ‚Â´ll spend many a day enjoying specialty shops, quaint boutiques, international restaurants and little sidewalk cafes. There is also a great little movie theater right in the heart of the center and a wonderful farmerĂ‚Â´s market from early spring to late fall. And for those of you whose passion truly is shopping, you are just minutes away from world-class designers at the Burlington Mall or in Boston, just a quick 20-minute drive.
Art galleries, studios, concerts, plays if you’re looking for a little metropolitan or international flair, youĂ‚Â´ll love calling Lexington your new home.
Outdoor enthusiasts and athletes will find a spot for their favorite sport. From the Old Reservoir for swimming and skating to Lincoln Park with its new playground, exercise trails, soccer and ball fields, there are plenty of places to have fun or a great workout. One of the best locations is the town center complex that offers three pools, 10 tennis courts, basketball courts, a track; the list goes on and on. For those who enjoy more quiet activities, about 10 percent of the town land is dedicated to conservation, so there is beautiful terrain for hiking, dog walking, cross-country skiing or just after-dinner strolls.
For those of you who are interested in Lexington primarily for its historical significance, the townĂ‚Â´s famous crack-of-dawn annual reenactment of Paul Revere’s ride and the Battle of Lexington will not disappoint. You can also spend many a day exploring the town’s historical homes and taverns.
Lexington by the Numbers
Lexington Population: 31,394
Square Miles: 16.4
Distance from Boston: 11
Average Home Price: $915,151
(Click here to see 10-year Average Sale Price Chart)
Median Income, with children: $202,229
Property Tax Rate 2013, Per $1,000: $15.20
High School Average SAT Scores: 1867
The following links were compiled to help you navigate your way around life in Lexington via the World Wide Web! Contact me at Elizabeth.Crampton@nemoves.com if you know of other interesting Lexington sites that would help other visitors.
Lexington Town Website
Cary Memorial Library
Chamber of Commerce
Community Links Page
Department of Public Works
Public Meetings Calendar
Elementary School District map with street names
Places To Eat!
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