N. Reading

42.5751° N, 71.0787° W

Welcome To North Reading

An opportunistic town with a welcoming ambiance.


North Reading is a serene and breathtaking neighborhood about 15 miles outside Boston, Massachusetts. Located near the Ipswich River, North Reading offers great experiences and opportunities for locals and visitors, as well as a strong sense of community where festivals and events take place regularly. Well-preserved homes from the 18th century still exist in the neighborhood, and the town center maintains its original historic architecture with a Federal-style meeting house and village.


What to Love

  • Urban-suburbia atmosphere
  • Family-friendly neighborhoods
  • Home to great schools


Local Lifestyle

North Reading provides a wealth of customs and traditions and unmatched amenities. The atmosphere is welcoming, and many locals are longtime residents and active members in their community.


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

North Reading has delightful foods and drinks. It has a fascinating gastronomic culture that includes unique cafes and lively bars, top-notch cuisine, and exciting encounters. Enjoy signature soups, sandwiches, and other deli favorites at Ryers Store. An upscale dining experience can be had at Teresa's Grill Nineteen, whose menu features chargrilled burgers, housemade salads, and more. Seafood lovers flock to JoeFish and The Lobster Claw.


A visit to North Reading Plaza will take you to numerous boutique shops selling high-end apparel, footwear, specialty gifts, and more.


Things to Do

Stop by the New England Aquarium for a closer look at marine life in the area. The New England Aquarium was built in 1969 and was a filming location for the film Sea King. 


Harold Parker Loop Trail is an outdoor oasis in North Reading. This dense forest is a great location for hiking, camping, biking, hunting, and many other activities. Martins Pond is another must-see. This lake is a prime spot for boating, fishing, and thrilling water activities. Ipswich River Park provides recreational fun for North Reading residents with its open spaces ideal for picnicking, walking trails, and athletic fields.



The North Reading Public School District serves the community of North Reading. Outstanding schools include:


  • L.D Batchelder School
  • Philips Academy


Overview for N. Reading, MA

15,672 people live in N. Reading, where the median age is 44.4 and the average individual income is $61,227.16. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

44.4 years

Median Age


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


Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for N. Reading, MA

N. Reading has 5,824 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in N. Reading do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 15,672 people call N. Reading home. The population density is 1,191.17 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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


Median Age

49.73 / 50.27%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


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10-17 Years


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25-64 Years


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Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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Commute Time

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

Schools in N. Reading, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby N. Reading. 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.
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E Ethel Little School
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