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.
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
- 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 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