Introduction to Reading, Massachusetts
Reading, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 7 miles N of Malden, Massachusetts and 11 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Boston metropolitan statistical area. About 23,708 people live in Reading.
The earliest settlers of this area landed in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 1630s. The first settlement was named Lynn Village. It was incorporated as the Town of Reading in 1644. Its name was based upon the town of Reading in England.
Reading and nearby Attractions
- Parker Tavern
- St. Athanasius Parish
- Burbank Arena skating rink
- Hartshorne House
- Hago Harringtons Miniature Golf
- Flint Memorial Hall
Things To Do In Reading
Reading has many places of historical interest which are worth paying a visit to. Apart from that, there are several parks which have facilities for a wide variety of outdoor activities. There are several golf courses, as well as facilities for other sports. One should also make a point to visit the museums and art galleries of this area.
Boston Logan International Airport is the local major airport.
Reading Higher Education
Tufts University is nearby.