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If you want to know what it’s like to live in Reading, just ask a resident and be prepared for a one-word answer: great!

The small-town feel—Reading comes in at 9.9 square miles—and an abundance of recreational options including several golf courses are a few reasons, the community is a popular permanent residential destination. That it’s only 12 miles or a 25-minute train ride to Boston and 15 miles to Logan Airport are, of course, additional perks.

Reading traces its roots to the 1630s when the earliest settlers landed in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The first settlement was named Lynn Village and in 1644 incorporated as the Town of Reading based on a town of the same name in England.

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Things To Do in Reading:

Hago Harrington's Miniature Golf

BeanStalk Adventure Ropes Course

Sunbrella IMAX 3D Theater at Jordan's Furniture

Reading Symphony Orchestra

Reading Public Library


Restaurants in Reading:

Christopher's Restaurant

Venetian Moon

Mandarin Reading Restaurant

Anthony's Roast Beef

Biltmore & Main

Fusilli’s Cucina

Oye’s Chinese Restaurant & Bar

The Green Tomato

Bangkok Spice Thai Restaurant

ZUCCA Italian Restaurant and Bar

Bunratty Tavern


Shopping in Reading:

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


Reading Schools:

Public schools:

Reading Memorial High School

J.William Killam Elementary School

Joshua Eaton Elementary School

Birch Meadow Elementary School

Arthur W. Coolidge Middle School

Walter S. Parker Middle School

Private schools:

Austin Preparatory School

The Goddard School of Reading

Reading Montessori School


Living in Reading:

For Sale in Reading

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