As communities go in New England, North Reading is barely a teenager at 168 years old. The area was first settled in 1651 when neighboring Reading received a special land grant north of the Ipswich River, but North Reading only became an independent town in 1853.
Despite its youthful status, town center retains an historic ambiance with a Federal-style meeting house and a Federal village with a well-preserved district of period houses.
The town has grown significantly from the initial six families who settled there in the 18th Century to approximately 15,000 today but North Reading’s well-deserved small-town reputation remains intact. So does its popularity as a hometown for commuters who work in the Boston Metro area.
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