The Town of Wilmington, Massachusetts, is a suburban community with a mix of residential neighborhoods, commercial districts and industrial parks. The town’s reputation as a strong and supportive community, with its close proximity to highways, the commuter rail, and activities for all ages, continues to make Wilmington an attractive place to live and work.
Evidence of Wilmington’s community spirit can be found during the year at various activities held throughout the town. The Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Summer Concerts on the Common, Fourth-of-July Festivities, and Holiday Tree-Lighting Ceremony are just some of the events that provide families and friends an opportunity to come together.
DATE OF INCORPORATION: September 25, 1730
TYPE OF GOVERNMENT: Open Town Meeting, Town Manager
TOTAL AREA: 17.2 square miles
LOCATION: Northeastern Massachusetts, bordered by Andover on the north; North Reading and Reading on the east; Woburn on the south; and Burlington, Billerica and Tewksbury on the west. Located 15 miles from Boston, 11 miles from Lowell, and 224 miles from New York City.
POPULATION: 22,325 (2010)
MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME: $99,914 (2013)
MEDIAN HOME PRICE: $381,027 (2013)
ZIP CODE: 01887
AREA CODE: 978
TOWN SERVICES: Town water, sewer in approximately 15% of the town, rubbish removal, fully staffed Police and Fire departments.
LIBRARY: One, with approximately 67,266 volumes
HOSPITALS: Winchester Hospital Family Medical Center, and several other hospitals within a ten-mile radius.
TRANSPORTATION: Two commuter rails to Boston provided by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Principal highways servicing the town are Interstate 93 and State Routes 38, 62, 125 and 129. Other major highways easily accessible include US Route 3, Interstate Routes 95 and 495, and State Route 128.
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