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

Wakefield is proud of its educational system. The town has 4 neighborhood elementary schools, a middle school and Wakefield Memorial High School. Elementary testing consistently places our students above the national norm. Kindergarten is mandatory and provided by the town. A major new addition has been made to the Dolbeare Elementary School; the new Woodville elementary school replaced 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 on the banks of our lovely Lake Quannapowitt. First settled in 1639, 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.

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 has just been constructed. A new Senior Center has opened in the historic Warren School . All of this new construction is being 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. 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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