Incorporated into Massachusetts as part of Norfolk County in 1651, today Medfield has a population of just over 12,000. Medfield is 14.6 square miles and is located approximately 17 miles southwest of Boston. Known for the excellent quality of its public schools, Medfield also offers a 491 acre conservation area known as Rocky Woods, which offers over 10 miles of recereational trails perfect for hiking, biking, and even fishing.
Medfield borders the towns of Dover, Norfolk, Walpole, Millis, and Sherborn. In addition, approximately one third of the border is designated by the Charles River. Medfield is accessible by Route 27 and Route 109.