Welcome to Reading, Massachusetts
Reading is a popular Massachusetts town on the eastern edge of Middlesex County. Nestled between I-93 to the West and I-95 to the South, Reading provides its residents with easy access to Boston and all it has to offer, all while maintaining a relatively quiet, suburban lifestyle for those who choose to make Reading their home. Reading is known for its award-winning schools and excellent town services, making it a desirable location for young professionals and families alike.
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Reading, MA Demographics
Reading is a classic New England suburb that contains numerous beautiful homes complete with ample yard space and privacy. While most current listings are for large, single family homes, the Reading Housing Authority also provides options for low-income families and those with disabilities so that everyone has the opportunity to make their home in Reading.
Median Household Income: $131,515
Median Age: 44.1 years
Housing Stats (August 2022)
Number of Homes Sold: 35
Median time on market: 23 days
Median sale price: $694,000
Things to Do in Reading, MA
Being a relatively small town, Reading is often overlooked as a travel destination in favor of Boston and its larger suburbs, but that doesn’t mean Reading has nothing to offer. With a tight knit community and nearly nonexistent crowds, Reading is a hidden New England gem. Read below to see how you can lean into Reading’s small town charm to get the most out of your stay.
Half & Half - A local favorite breakfast spot serving high-quality classic American diner food
The Green Tomato Kitchen - Takeout restaurant offering homestyle comfort meals cooked from scratch that “taste like grandma cooked them”. Freshness and quality are assured here - even their croutons are made fresh every day. Closed on Sundays.
Venetian Moon - Modern upscale dinner establishment known for their extensive menu of creative cocktails, Italian dishes, and fresh-caught seafood.
Parker Tavern - Constructed in 1694, the tavern is the oldest building in Reading and now functions as a house museum that details the town’s rich history. The building was operated as a tavern during the Revolutionary War by its namesake Ephraim Parker.
Reading Public Library - As the name of the town might suggest, Reading is home to a well-managed and community-centric public library, complete with a museum and extensive online resources.
Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course - This indoor ropes course located inside Jordan's Furniture is the perfect place for a day of family fun. The course features zig-zag beams, cargo nets, and a 69 foot long zip line, as well as a kids course for younger thrill seekers.
Reading Town Forest - 290 acre forest containing an extensive trail network and large plots of conservation lands. While the park has been established for over 90 years, it gained significant popularity during the height of COVID as a socially distanced exercise option.
Reading’s community oriented culture means that many residents choose to make their living within the town limits instead of making the popular commute to Boston. Listed below are the four largest employers in Reading.
The town of Reading supplies nine schools that service almost 4,000 students. Children in Reading can expect to attend one of five elementary schools, one of two middle schools, and one high school (Reading Memorial) over the course of their education. Reading’s schools are known for their high college readiness scores and commitment to fulfilling the needs of all learners.
To Downtown Boston
Distance: 15.1 miles via I-93 S
Public Transportation: 1 hour
Drive: 28 minutes
To Logan Airport
Distance: 16 miles via I-93 S
Drive: 30 minutes
Public Transportation: 1 hour 25 minutes