Introduction to North Reading, Massachusetts

North Reading, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 9 miles NW of Lynn, Massachusetts and 15 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Boston metropolitan statistical area. About 13,837 people live in North Reading.

North Reading History

North Reading was settled in the year 1651 as a small picturesque town in Massachusetts. This small town borders Lynnfield, North Andover, Wilmington, and Andover and retains numerous well preserved buildings dating back to 1700s. It established its identity as a separate town in 1853.

North Reading and nearby Attractions

  • Benevento Memorial Field
  • Mill Meadow
  • Union Church
  • Harold Parker State Forest
  • Salen's Haunted House
  • Boston Duck tours

Things To Do In North Reading

North Reading is a small, sparsely populated town and is surrounded by beautiful creeks and rivers. It is famous for its parks and popular tourist destinations. One can also visit the numerous historical attractions in North Reading. You can easily tour this small, beautiful town by taking advantage of its user-friendly transportation system.

North Reading Transportation

The major local airport is Boston Logan International.

North Reading Higher Education

Merrimack College is nearby.

North Reading Almanac

County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes1864
Company Zip Codes1889
Phone Area Codes978, 351
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.58
Approximate Longitude-71.08

North Reading Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance3.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
Distance4.9 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
Distance12.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

North Reading Public Libraries

Flint Memorial Library
147 PARK ST.
North Reading, Massachusetts
(978) 664-4942

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North Reading Public Schools

E Ethel Little School
7 Barberry Lane
ZIP: 1864
(978) 664-7820
Total Enrollment 331
J Turner Hood
298a Haverhill St
ZIP: 1864
(978) 664-7817
Total Enrollment 347
L D Batchelder
175 Park Street
ZIP: 1864
(978) 664-7814
Total Enrollment 448
North Reading High
19 Sherman Rd
ZIP: 1864
(978) 664-7800
Total Enrollment 792
North Reading Middle
191 Park Street
ZIP: 1864
(978) 664-7806
Total Enrollment 638

North Reading Private Schools

Over The Rainbow
6 Washington St Ste 6
ZIP: 1864
Total Enrollment 6
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