Introduction to Billerica, Massachusetts

Billerica, Massachusetts is 6 miles SE of Lowell, Massachusetts and 17 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Middlesex County. The town is part of the Lowell metro area.

Billerica History

The city of Billerica originated from a Native American village of the early 1630s. At that time it was known as Shawsheen. There is a Native American burial site in the city that dates back to 1000 B.C. In 1638, Lt. Governor Thomas Dudley and Massachusetts Bay Governor John Winthrop were granted the land of present day Billerica and for the first time the city was settled by whites. They named the land Shawsheen Plantation. During the 1650s, families from Cambridge and Charlestown Village settled in this area. In 1655, the town of Billerica was incorporated.

Billerica and nearby Attractions

  • Manning Manse
  • Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
  • Billerica State Forest
  • Riverside Park
  • Whistler House Museum of Art

Things To Do In Billerica

If you are fond of wildlife and hiking, you will simply love the wildlife refuge and the forest of Billerica. There are several historical sites and museums, parks, playgrounds, and shopping centers. The city also offers good transportation and within a short drive you can reach the sea coast, mountains and other attractions of Boston. Every September, the city celebrates the "Yankee Doodle Weekend."

Billerica Transportation

The closest major airport is Boston Logan International.

Billerica Higher Education

The University of Massachusetts - Lowell serves the area.

Billerica Almanac

County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes01821
P.O. Box Zip Codes1822
Phone Area Codes5,08,978, 351
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.55
Approximate Longitude-71.26

Billerica Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance5.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
Distance20.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches

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LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Billerica Public Libraries

Billerica Public Library
Billerica, Massachusetts
(978) 671-0948

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Billerica Public Schools

Billerica Memorial High School
35 River Street
ZIP: 1821
(978) 528-8712
Total Enrollment 1436
Eugene C Vining
121 Lexington Road
ZIP: 1821
(978) 528-8630
Total Enrollment 201
John F Kennedy
20 Kimbrough Road
ZIP: 1821
(978) 528-8570
Total Enrollment 344
Locke Middle
110 Allen Road
ZIP: 1821
(978) 528-8650
Total Enrollment 633
Marshall Middle School
15 Floyd Street
ZIP: 1821
(978) 528-8671
Total Enrollment 691
52 River Street
ZIP: 1821
(978) 528-8610
Total Enrollment 456
Shawsheen Valley Vocational Technical High School
100 Cook Street
ZIP: 1821
(978) 667-2111
Total Enrollment 1368
Thomas Ditson
39 Cook Street
ZIP: 1821
(978) 528-8510
Total Enrollment 576
Hajjar Elementary
59 Rogers Street
ZIP: 1862
(978) 528-8550
Total Enrollment 515
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