42.5039° N, 71.0723° W

Welcome To Wakefield

An accessible neighborhood offering a unique blend of urban suburbia 


Located less than 13 miles from Boston in the Greater Boston metropolitan area is Wakefield, a bustling community complete with a sparkling lake centered in the heart of its locale, popular green spaces, and a central location close to urban amenities without sacrificing the close-knit atmosphere of suburban living.


This Boston suburb is home to affluent neighborhoods with leafy streets and walkable access to restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Its family-friendly environment and ample education possibilities attract many people from all over Boston to live here, including families and high-profile professionals. 


What to Love

  • Incredible scenery 
  • Easy commute throughout Boston 
  • Numerous parks and trails 


Local Lifestyle

Wakefield’s residents love and appreciate their community for its laid-back, welcoming ambiance. Mornings are lively, with commuters and students heading to work and school, while evenings move slower, as families return home to spend time with loved ones. Weekends are bustling, with locals heading to many of the area’s attractions. Whether it’s to enjoy a mid-morning hike or grab brunch with friends, residents of Wakefield are active community participants. 


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Located on North Avenue is Tonno, a must-visit destination for all things Italian cuisine. Dine on housemade pasta and paired wine from the establishment’s extensive beverage list. Another excellent dining option is the Public Kitchen, a gastropub serving delicious entrees and crafted drinks. The classic American breakfast is perfected at North Ave Diner, where locals dine on heaping portions of waffles, bacon, and omelettes. Organic meals created with fresh ingredients are served to patrons at Remedy Exchange.


Boutiques like Voltage Boutique and J’Adore house a curated selection of upscale fashion, while Sweetbay Flowers offers clients classic, high-end home furnishings. 


Things to Do

Experience lake life at Lake Quannapowitt, whose waters stretch along three miles of shoreline. Swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and hiking are all fun activities here, but nothing beats a stunning sunset reflecting off the lake waters. Embrace nature at Breakhart Reservation by exploring dense forests, two lakes, and 652 acres of steep ledges, hills, fields, and spectacular scenic views.


Get into the patriotic spirit at the Wakefield Independence Parade. This stretch of festive activities lines the streets of Wakefield and is the largest fourth of July parade in the United States. 



Wakefield Public Schools serves the community of Wakefield. Highly regarded schools include:


  • Northeast Vocational Odyssey Day School


Overview for Wakefield, MA

27,847 people live in Wakefield, where the median age is 42.1 and the average individual income is $53,282.28. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42.1 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 Wakefield, MA

Wakefield has 11,164 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Wakefield do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 27,847 people call Wakefield home. The population density is 3,577.61 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

48.81 / 51.19%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


0-9 Years


10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

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 Wakefield, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby Wakefield. 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.
School rating
K - 4th
Northeast Metro Regional Vocational
9th - 12th
Galvin Middle School
5th - 8th
K - 4th
PreK - 8th
No rating available
K - 4th
K - 4th
Wakefield Memorial High
9th - 12th
Odyssey Day School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
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