Settled 12 miles Northwest of Boston in 1641, the town of Burlington is no longer the sleepy agricultural haven it was for over 300 years. After the introduction of Rt. 128 and the easy connection to Boston that it now affords Burlington, the production of hops, rye, and other foodstuffs quickly gave way to development, and in the decade between 1955 and 1965 Burlington was the fastest growing town in the state. Today, the 12 square mile town is called home by just under 25,000 residents who enjoy access to a number of amenities.
Burlington now offers numerous shopping centers including the Burlington Mall and Wayside Commons, offering diverse shopping options from Nordstrom to L.L. Bean. Burlington is also home to Lahey Clinic hospital and the campuses of a growing number of high tech companies. Residents also enjoy nature with a variety of outdoor facilities including the Mill Pond Conservation Area, offering over 140 acres of trails for hiking, biking, and even fishing in the pond.
Burlington is passed through by Rt 128, Rt. 3, Rt. 3A, and Rt. 62, allowing drivers easy access to Boston and Lowell. Four MBTA Bus Lines run through Burlington, as well as the Lowell Regional Transit Authority.