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Arlington

Arlington, founded over 350 years ago, remains proud of its history, even as it has grown into a thoroughly modern community. The birthplace of Uncle Sam, the location of the first public children’s library, and the site of most of the fighting when the British marched through it returning from the Old North Bridge at the start of the Revolutionary War, Arlington has preserved many of its historical buildings and even recreated its town common. Once a thriving agriculture and mill town, Arlington’s excellent access to metropolitan Boston has made it a very desirable place to live.

The Town of Arlington was originally settled in 1635.  In 1807, the Town and a section of what is now Belmont were set off from Cambridge and incorporated as West Cambridge. In 1867, the name was changed to Arlington in honor of the heroes buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Click to learn more: http://www.arlingtonma.gov

Belmont

The Town of Belmont is suburban community located in heart of the Greater Boston Metropolitan Area.  Known to longtime residents as “The Town of Homes”, Belmont is a primarily residential community located in close proximity to the region’s economic centers. A part of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Belmont is situated on Cambridge’s western border and is just 8 miles from Downtown Boston. Belmont is also bordered by Watertown, Waltham, Lexington, and Arlington. Click here to learn more: http://www.belmont-ma.gov/

Cambridge

Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Boston metropolitan area, situated directly north of the city of Boston proper, across the Charles River. It was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town’s founders.Cambridge is home to two of the world’s most prominent universities, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The neighborhoods of Cambridge include: Harvard Square, Kendall Square, Porter Square, Inman Square, Central Square and Lechmere Square.

The town is served by the MBTA, including the Porter Square stop on the regional Commuter Rail, the Lechmere stop on the Green Line, and five stops on the Red Line (Alewife, Porter Square, Harvard Square, Central Square, and Kendall Square/MIT).
Click here to learn more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge,_Massachusetts

Concord

Located 20 miles west of Boston, Concord’s population has remained stable at 16,000 over the past several decades.  It is a picturesque New England community of handsome residences, preserved open spaces, family-owned farms and thriving commercial centers.  The town is served by MBTA commuter rail to Boston, Cambridge and Fitchburg; and a commuter bus to Boston.  State highway Route 2 runs through Concord, and Routes 128/95 and 495 are conveniently accessed.

Within walking distance of Concord Center are The Concord Museum, Orchard House, the Old Manse, the Old North Bridge, Minuteman National Historic Park, Emerson House, and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.  Walden Pond, which served as the inspiration for Thoreau’s Walden in 1854, is nearby and offers a variety of recreational opportunities and hiking trails. Click to learn more: http://www.concordma.gov

Winchester

Winchester is a town located in Middlesex County, 8 miles north of downtown Boston. Winchester is a popular commuter town for professionals who work in the Greater Boston area. The land on which Winchester now sits was purchased from Native Americans  and the area was first settled by Europeans in 1640. The town is served by numerous  bus lines going through Winchester to nearby communities such as Medford, Arlington, and Cambridge. Nearby Anderson Regional Transportation Center off I-93 (Commerce Way exit) has Logan Express shuttle bus service to Boston’s Logan Airport every 30 minutes, and a paid shuttle service to Manchester New Hampshire Airport.

 

 

 

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