Introduction to Burlington, Massachusetts
Burlington, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 7 miles NW of Medford, Massachusetts and 12 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Boston metropolitan area. Burlington has a population of 22,876.
Burlington was named after the English town of Bridlington and was first settled in 1641. The town of Burlington was incorporated on February 28, 1799. Though it is now a suburban industrial town, it was originally an agricultural area. After Route 128 was built, Burlington became the fastest growing town of Massachusetts between 1955 and 1965.
Burlington and nearby Attractions
- Burlington Historical Museum
- Museum of Fine Arts
- The Burlington Mall
- Burlington Landlocked Forest
- Mary Cummings Park
- Mill Pond Conservation Area
Things To Do In Burlington
Recreational facilities and activities of Burlington include tennis courts, skate parks, playgrounds, basketball courts, fishing and swimming facilities, softball fields, hiking, biking, walking trails and picnic areas. The Burlington Mall includes more than 155 specialty shops along with a food court with 775 seats.
Boston Logan International is the closest major airport to the area.
Burlington Higher Education
The nearest college is Bentley College.