Introduction to Stoneham, Massachusetts
Stoneham, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 4 miles NW of Malden, Massachusetts and 8 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Boston metropolitan area. Stoneham has a population of 22,219.
The Whigs were the original settlers of Stoneham. In 1645, Stoneham was first settled by Europeans. Originally it was a part of the Charlestown. In 1725, Stoneham was officially incorporated as a town. During the time of its incorporation, the taxable male population of Stoneham was 65. During the Industrial Revolution, the town of Stoneham developed as one of the major shoe-manufacturing centers. In fact, its name was included in the Guinness Book of World Records during the 1970s for have the maximum number of gas stations within a one-mile strip.
Stoneham and nearby Attractions
- William Bryant Octagon House
- Museum of Science - Boston
- Pine Banks Park - Malden
- Ryan Family Amusements - Malden
Things To Do In Stoneham
The Recreation Department of Stoneham organizes a number of recreation and park programs throughout the year. The town also includes basketball fields, soccer complex, theaters and shopping centers. You can also enjoy the kayaking program at the Spot Pond.
Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International Airport.
Stoneham Higher Education
Tufts University is the nearest university.