Introduction to Winthrop, Massachusetts

Winthrop, Massachusetts, in Suffolk county, is 4 miles E of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Boston metropolitan area.

Winthrop History

Originally, the town currently known as Winthrop was a part of an area called Winnesimmet, which was annexed by Boston in 1632. In 1635, the area was first settled in, and it was incorporated as a town in 1852. It was named after the youngest son of the first Governor of Massachusetts, Deane Winthrop. In fact, Deane’s home is one of the oldest buildings of Winthrop.

Winthrop and nearby Attractions

  • Deane Winthrop House
  • Belle Isle Marsh
  • Deer Island
  • Museum of Science

Things To Do In Winthrop

The town of Winthrop offers breathtaking ocean-side views. The town also includes several shopping areas, parks and restaurants. In addition, the town organizes 4th of July Fireworks and Summer Concert Series.

Winthrop Transportation

Winthrop is a few minute drive to Boston Logan International Airport.

Winthrop Higher Education

The nearest college is Bunker Hill Community College.

Winthrop Almanac

County Suffolk County
Standard Zip Codes02152
Phone Area Codes6,17,857
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.37
Approximate Longitude-70.98

Winthrop Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp22 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 56 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.5 inches
Distance10.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches
Distance12.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Winthrop Public Libraries

Winthrop Public Library & Museum
Winthrop, Massachusetts
(617) 846-1703

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Winthrop Public Schools

Arthur T. Cummings Elementary School
40 Hermon Street
ZIP: 2152
(617) 846-5543
Total Enrollment 610
William P. Gorman/fort Banks Elementary
101 Kennedy Drive
ZIP: 2152
(617) 846-5509
Total Enrollment 618
Winthrop Middle School
151 Pauline Street
ZIP: 2152
(617) 846-5507
Winthrop Sr High
400 Main Street
ZIP: 2152
(617) 846-5505
Total Enrollment 710
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