Lexington Town Info

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About Lexington

The Town of Lexington, which was settled in 1642 is an affluent community that prides itself on the historical beauty of the land, the excellent public school systems and the safety of its residents. Lexington is famous for The Battle of Lexington in 1775, which was the spot for the first shot of the American Revolutionary War. It then became well known as the “shot heard around the world” and prospered because it is located just 12 miles north of Boston. This makes it very easy to commute in and out of the city for work or even for fine dining, the great institutions of higher education, and healthcare options. 

The town has many cultural and recreational opportunities including the numerous museums, parks, conservation areas and libraries. This peaceful and beautiful community offers a vast collection of larger, older homes that reflect the Colonial Period. There is also a great amount of new construction homes which have been carefully designed to resemble the older historic houses. There is a variety of neighborhoods in Lexington which all have their own unique charm. 

     

Lexington Quick Facts

  •        Lexington Population: 32,443
  •        Square Miles: 16.4
  •        Distance from Boston: 12
  •        2016 Sales – Single Family: 386
  •        2016 Sales – Condo: 70
  •        2016 Average Home Price: $1,143,059 (Single Family)
  •        2016 Average Condo Price: $621,421
  •        2016 Median Income, with children: $218,890
  •        2016 Property Tax Rate Per $1,000: $14.60
  •        High School Average SAT Scores: 1905

Places to see/Things to do 

  • The Common, or also known as the Battle Green which is located in Lexington Center is where the the Minuteman Statue is and where the Battle was fought
  • The Revolutionary Monument which is the nation's oldest standing war memorial (completed on July 4, 1799) and is also the grave-site of those colonists slain in the Battle 
  • There are many other historical landmarks to see as well including, the Old Burying Ground, Buckman Tavern (circa 1704-1710), the Old Belfry, the Hancock-Clarke House (1737), Munroe Tavern (circa 1695), the Depot Square (old Boston and Maine train station, today the headquarters of the town Historical Society), the U.S.S. Lexington Memorial, and Follen Church (the oldest standing church, built in 1839)
  • The Minute Man National Historical Park and the National Heritage Museum, which showcases exhibits on American history and popular culture
  • There are many specialty shops, boutiques, international restaurants and quaint little cafes all along Massachusetts Ave in the downtown area
  • Wilson Farm is an excellent farmers market which includes a giant greenhouse in order to stay open year long
  • Lincoln Park has a new playground, exercise trails, soccer and baseball fields, and plenty of space to workout or have fun
  • The Minuteman Bikeway which many residents use to commute back and forth
  • The Town Center complex has three swimming pools, 10 tennis courts, basketball courts, a skateboard park, a track and so much more - a family favorite! 
  • About 10 percent of the town land is dedicated to conservation, so there is plenty of places for hikes, dog walking, or cross-country skiing



Lexington Restaurants 

  •       Il Casale – 1727 Massachusetts Ave (Google Rating 4.5)
  •       Daikanyama – 43 Waltham St (Google Rating: 4.4) 
  •       Royal India Bistro – 7 Meriam St (Google Rating: 4.4)
  •       Artistry on the Green – 2027 Massachusetts Ave (Google Rating: 4.3)  
  •       Mario’s – 1733 Massachusetts Ave (Google Rating: 4.2)
  •       The Upper Crust – 41 Waltham St (Google Rating: 4.2)
  •       Via Lago – 1845 Massachusetts Ave (Google Rating 3.9)
  •       Lexx – 1666 Massachusetts Ave #102 (Google Rating 3.9)
  •       Ixtapa – 177 Massachusetts Ave (Google Rating: 3.9) 
  •       Vinebrook Tavern – 20 Waltham Street (Google Rating: 3.8)
  •       Bollywood Cafe – 135 Massachusetts Ave (Google Rating: 3.8)
  •       Ruyi – 27 Waltham St (Google Rating: 3.7) 
  •       Waxy O’Connors – 94 Hartwell Ave (Google Rating 3.5)
  •       Margaritas – 38 Bedford St (Google Rating: 3.4)
  •       Yangtze River Restaurant – 25 Depot Square (Google Rating 3.0)
  •       MA France – 46 Massachusetts Ave (Google Rating: 4.9)
  •       House of Kabob – 321 Woburn Street (Google Rating: 4.2) 
  •       Formosa Taipei – 315 Marrett Rd (Google Rating: 4.0)
  •       Alexander’s Pizza – 180 Bedford Street (Google Rating: 3.2)

      

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