Medford

42.4184° N, 71.1062° W

Welcome to Medford

A serene, historic suburb with big-city conveniences.

 

Situated along the Mystic River and only a few miles from Boston, Massachusetts, Medford is a vibrant community town that exudes historical charm and provides residents with many outdoor activities and events. Founded in 1630 and established as a city in 1892, Medford is one of the oldest settlements in the Commonwealth.

 

Once a booming manufacturing center in the late 19th century, Medford has evolved into an affluent community with something for everyone. Its suburban-urban atmosphere also offers residents ample open spaces perfect for hiking, swimming, canoeing, and fishing. Only a six-mile commute to Boston makes Medford a paradise for career professionals escaping the big city. The town's historical attractions and classic-style town square complete the "small town in a big city" vibe that gives Medford its charm.

 

What to Love

  • Close proximity to urban amenities
  • Breathtaking views of the Boston skyline from Wright's Tower 
  • Delectable cuisine
  • Live shows at the Chevalier Theatre

 

Local Lifestyle

Medford offers residents the perfect mix of open spaces, rich culture, and urban convenience. This walkable community is home to 24 public parks, providing unlimited recreational options for outdoor lovers. 

 

City streets and Medford Square are bustling with commercial activity and are balanced by tranquil woodlands and forested areas. The city is a natural attraction for historians and educators. With various attractions for residents of all ages and easy access to Boston, Medford is an ideal fit for professionals, families, outdoor enthusiasts, historians, and anyone seeking a charming suburban community to call home. 

 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Locals and visitors alike are blown away by the dining options and prized eateries in Medford. With options like La Cascia's Bakery and Bocelli's, it may be difficult to decide which Italian restaurant is your favorite. Semolina Kitchen & Bar is famed for its wood-fired pizza, while Classic Cafe Medford’s flavorful brunch menu is a local favorite. Grab all your necessities to create a home-cooked meal at Wegman’s, located on Mystic Valley Parkway. 

 

Medford is home to both Medford Square and Meadow Glen, two shopping villages boasting gifts, housewares, clothing, and more. 

 

Things to Do

From outdoor activities to iconic historical attractions and local entertainment, Medford has everything you need to have a fun day out on the town. Soak up the sun at Mystic Lakes State Park, a community favorite for swimming, sailing, rowing, picnicking, and barbecuing. 

 

When it comes to premier entertainment in Medford, The Mystic River Celebration can't be missed. Medford's largest art festival includes live performances, local artisan crafts, and delightful treats. 

 

Schools

Medford Public Schools serve the community of Medford. Top schools and universities include:

 

  • Brooks Elementary School 
  • McGlynn Middle School 
  • Medford High School 
  • Tufts University

 

Overview for Medford, MA

65,264 people live in Medford, where the median age is 37 and the average individual income is $50,149.25. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

65,264

Total Population

37 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$50,149.25

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Medford, MA

Medford has 26,618 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Medford do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 65,264 people call Medford home. The population density is 7,760.28 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

65,264

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37

Median Age

47.73 / 52.27%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
26,618

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$50,149.25

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Medford, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby Medford. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
Eliot-Pearson Children's School
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Madeleine Dugger Andrews
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
John J McGlynn Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
John J. McGlynn Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Christopher Columbus
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Milton Fuller Roberts
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
St Raphael School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
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