About Arlington

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Distance to Boston: 6 miles

Population: Approx. 41,000

Initially part of the land inhabited by the Algonquian Massachusetts tribe, the town of Arlington, when first settled by European colonists in 1635 was called Menotomy. The town was incorporated as West Cambridge in 1807 and finally named Arlington in 1867.

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Educational Facilities

The Arlington Public School system is comprised of 7 elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Two private elementary schools exist in town as well as two parochial schools.

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Recreational Facilities

Spy Pond, is a 103-acre (0.42 km2) kettle hole pond located near the heart of Arlington, Massachusetts, adjacent to the Minuteman Bikeway. The Minuteman Bikeway is a 10-mile paved multi-use trail that passes through the town of Arlington.

Over the last two decades, Arlington’s residents have attracted numerous restaurants most of these located along vibrant Massachusetts Ave. and busier streets adjoining that thoroughfare with many restaurants offering diverse ethnic menus. The Robbins Library and most town buildings are located near Arlington Center; East Arlington offers the Capitol Movie Theater; Arlington Heights offers the nearest large grocery, many eateries, and the delicious Lakota Bakery.

Houses of Worship for Arlington MA

  • Beth El Temple Center
  • Beth Shalom of Cambridge
  • Temple B’Nai Brith
  • B’Nai Or Calvary Church
  • United Methodist
  • The Chuch of our Savior (Episcopal)
  • First Baptist Church of Arlington
  • First Baptist Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
  • Highrock Church
  • Immaculate Conception
  • Open Door Baptist Church
  • Park Ave Congregational Church
  • Pleasant Street Congregational Church
  • Sacred Heart
  • Saint Agnes
  • Saint Ann
  • Saint Athansius Greek Orthodox Church
  • Saint Brigid
  • Saint Camillus
  • Saint Eulalia
  • Saint Francis of Assisi
  • Saint John's Episcopal Church
  • Saint John the Evangelist
  • Saint Luke
  • Saint Mary
  • Saint Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Saint Peter
  • Temple Emunah
  • Temple Isaiah
  • Temple Shir Tikvah
  • Trinity Baptist Church

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