Welcome to Wakefield

Wakefield, Massachusetts

is a town of 25,000 people, located ten miles northeast of Boston. Our location at the intersection of routes 93 and 128 (I-95) places us in the perfect location for commuters. For those wishing to take public transportation, there is a commuter rail (operated by the MBTA) with very regular service to Boston. The town has two railway stations.

The town's location provides a very good environment for business. Many specialty stores and service businesses are located along Main Street, North Avenue and in the Greenwood and Montrose sections. Two fine office parks provide an excellent location for a wide range of businesses.

Wakefield's Businesses and Chamber of Commerce

Wakefield is proud of its educational system. The town has 6 neighborhood elementary schools, a middle school and Wakefield Memorial High School. Elementary testing levels consistently places our students above the national norm. Kindergarten is mandatory and provided by the town. A major new addition was recently made to one elementary school; a new elementary school will open within a few months, replacing one of the older schools. There are many fine private nursery schools within the town. educates children grades pre-K through 8. The Odyssey Day School is a private, independent day school for children from ages 15 months through sixth grade. A private Catholic girls' high school, , is also located within the town.

Wakefield's schools

Wakefield enjoys a strong sense of community spirit, with many town-wide community events, from our Town Day to our Independence Day Parade to an Arts Festival to a fall Homecoming Celebration to Concerts on the Common, on the banks of our lovely Lake Quannapowitt. Having recently celebrated its 350th anniversary, Wakefield also has a significant historical heritage and many fine old buildings. In addition, we have a very good library and a flourishing arts/cultural life. The High School Band wins regular awards for their performances; our hockey, football and basketball teams have also been state finalists. (In 1997 both the boys' and girls' high school basketball teams became state champs!)

Wakefield's Events

Wakefield's History

The town's physical plant of facilities is changing -- our library has undergone a significant restoration/enlargement within the envelope of its original structure (which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.) Town Hall has recently received a renovation; a new public safety building is under construction. A new elementary school is nearly complete. A new Senior Center has just opened in the historic Warren School . All of this new construction will be done within Proposition 2 1/2.

As far as recreational opportunities are concerned, our Lake Quannapowitt is the site of both summer and winter sports. The town's Recreation Commission sponsors summer sports workshops. Private facilities are located at the Colonial Sheraton Health Club. The town also is the home of a yacht club and is a favorite location for wind-surfers, and those who simply enjoy the 3 mile walk around the Lake. The town's numerous playgrounds and parks are the home of well organized junior sports programs ranging from t-ball to soccer to Pop Warner football.

Demographics and Wakefield real estate information.

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The view of Wakefield shown above is owned by Mr. Allan Larsen, and is used with his permission.