A smaller town within Middlesex County, Maynard is a quiet suburb 22 miles west of Boston. Only 5.4 square miles, Maynard is home to just over 10,100 residents. Downtown Maynard is a bustling area offering a variety of cute shops, restaurants, and a small movie theater. In 1942, the Army took control of 20% of Maynard’s land for a base, which was returned to the town only very recently, in 2012. The area is now open to residents as a conservation and recreation area known as the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge. In 2018 construction creating Assabet River Rail Trail for walking and biking is expected to be completed.
Maynard is 2 miles off of Route 2, and 8 miles from I-95 and I-495. It is also only 1 mile from the South Acton stop on the MBTA commuter rail line. Maynard borders the towns of Acton, Concord, Stow, and Sudbury.