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North Reading MA

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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.

>> Visit North Reading Website

>> History of North Reading

>> North Reading Stats & Demographics


Things To Do in North Reading:

North Reading Parks & Recreation

Rev. Daniel Putnam House


Restaurants in North Reading:

Joe Fish

Horseshoe Grille

Nan's Center Café

Dos Lobos Taqueria and Tequila Bar

Kitty's Restaurant and Lounge

Teresa's Prime

Mike's Famous Roast Beef and Pizza


Shopping in North Reading:

Check out the wide variety of shops at the Redstone Shopping Center in the neighboring town of Stoneham, MA!


North Reading Schools:

E. Ethel Little School

J. Turner Hood School

L. D. Batchelder School

North Reading Middle School

North Reading High School


Living in North Reading:

For Sale in North Reading

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