The Town of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, is a thriving suburban community with a mix of residential neighborhoods and diverse housing choices in addition to a strong commercial and retail base. The Town is a very close knit community given its size. All ages are welcomed and supported in the community, whether through recreation programs or programs at the Town’s Senior Center. Near the intersection of I-93 and I-495, Tewksbury is approximately 22 miles from Boston and 15 miles from the New Hampshire border. With outstanding recreational facilities, Tewksbury is an ideal location to live, work and play.
Tewksbury’s functions, that bring the community throughout the year include: Summer Concerts on the Common, Famer’s Market on the Common, Memorial Day Parade, Fourth-of-July Festivities and Fireworks, Fall Harvest Festival, and a Holiday Tree-Lighting Ceremony.
DATE OF INCORPORATION: December 23, 1734
TYPE OF GOVERNMENT: Open Town Meeting, Town Manager
TOTAL AREA: 20.7 square miles
LOCATION: Northeastern Massachusetts, bordered by the city of Lowell to the northwest, Dracut to the north (unreachable across the Merrimack), Andover to the northeast, Wilmington to the southeast, and Billerica to the southwest. Located 19 miles north-northwest of Boston.
POPULATION: 28,961 (2010)
MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME: $93,238 (2013)
MEDIAN HOME PRICE: $327,123 (2013)
ZIP CODE: 01876
AREA CODE: 978
TOWN SERVICES: Town water, sewer in approximately 90% of the town, rubbish removal, fully staffed Police and Fire departments.
LIBRARY: One, with approximately 91,000 volumes
HOSPITALS: Lowell General Hospital, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center and several other hospitals within a ten-mile radius.
TRANSPORTATION: The LRTA 12 bus connects Tewksbury to Lowell and Wilmington on the MBTA Commuter Rail Lowell Line. Principal highways servicing the town are Interstate 93 and 495 and State Route 38. Other major highways easily accessible include US Route 3, Interstate Routes 95, and State Route 128.
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