A larger suburb in Middlesex County, Lexington is an affluent town with a long history. Settled in 1641, Lexington became the site of the first shot in the Revolutionary War on battlegrounds that are open to the public today. 16.5 square miles in area, Lexington was largely a farming community until the high tech boom in the 1960s and ‘70s, when farmland was converted into residences. Today, Lexington has approximately 31,500 residents who enjoy access to nationally recognized schools. There are many opportunities for recreation in Lexington, including the Minuteman Bike Path, over 10 miles of trails through Lexington and neighboring towns along the path of old rail lines.
Lexington borders the towns of Burlington, Woburn, Winchester, Arlington, Belmont, Waltham, Lincoln, and Bedford. Lexington is at the intersection of Route 2 and Route 128. It is served by MBTA Bus #62 and Bus #76, as well as a shuttle with connection to Alewife. Lexington also has Lexpress, a fixed route shuttle around Lexington.