“Betwixt and between” is the story of Woburn, Massachusetts right from its beginning in 1640.
Geographically the city is near the head of the Mystic River Valley, about 10 miles northwest of Boston and roughly halfway to Lowell. The towns of Burlington, Lexington, Reading, Stoneham, Wilmington, and Winchester border the city.
Woburn’s economic base is and always was diverse. With the opening of the Middlesex Canal in 1803 and the Boston & Lowell Railroad in 1835, industrialization exploded. By 1885, the primarily agrarian economy peppered with small tanners and shoemaking operations was the country’s leading leather producer. In 1940, only six tanneries remained. Today there are none.
Woburn today is a mix of residential neighborhoods, office and industrial parks, and conservation areas like Horn Pond Reservation, Forest Park, and Shaker Glen.
Things To Do in Woburn:
Restaurants in Woburn:
Shopping in Woburn:
- Woburn Village - stores include TJ Maxx, DSW, Market Basket, and Home Sense.
- Woburn Memorial High School
- Shamrock Elementary School
- Reeves Elementary School
- Malcolm White Elementary School
- Linscott Elementary School
- Kennedy Middle School
- Joyce Middle School
- Goodyear Elementary School
- Hurld Wyman Elementary School
- Altavesta Elementary School
Living in Woburn:
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