Introduction to Wakefield, Massachusetts
Wakefield, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 5 miles N of Malden, Massachusetts and 10 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Boston metropolitan statistical area. About 24,804 people live in Wakefield.
In 1639, Wakefield was first settled. At that time it was a part of the Lynn Village. It was incorporated in 1812 and was named South Reading. In 1844, a railroad was built between Boston and Wilmington. The Rattan Works, which later on became the Wakefield Rattan Company, was established by Cyrus Wakefield in 1856. The town of Wakefield was named after him in 1868, as Cyrus donated land and money for the construction of the Town Hall.
Wakefield and nearby Attractions
- Crystal Lake Dental
- Lake Quannapowitt
- James W Leach Memorial Park
- Museum of Science
- Salem Witch Museum
Things To Do In Wakefield
The town of Wakefield offers both summer and winter sports at Lake Quannapowitt. If you are fond of wind-surfing, you can enjoy your leisure time at the Wakefield yacht club. The Recreation Commission of Wakefield also organizes various sport programs and events.
Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International Airport.
Wakefield Higher Education
Tufts University is nearby.