About Lexington

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Distance to Boston: 11 miles
Population: Approx. 30,355

Lexington, Massachusetts was first settled in 1642 as a farming community. The town experienced rapid housing development after World War II with the growth of the Boston urban area and the decline of agriculture. While the town is primarily residential, a number of industries and commercial establishments employ more than 16,000 people in Lexington. Services and manufacturing are the two largest employment sectors.

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Educational Facilities

Lexington has 6 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and one high school. Lexington is also highly regarded in their program for students with special needs.

Recreational Facilities

Lexington Center is a well-maintained area with retail stores, professional offices, banks, restaurants and also the Lexington Venue, one of the last remaining small town movie theatres in the area. Lexington is home of the National Heritage Museum, Francesca Anderson Fine Art and the Munroe Center for the Arts. The Cary Memorial Library is notable in several ways. It was America's first public library to be supported by taxes; it is the third busiest single library in Massachusetts; and it was listed as one of the finest libraries in the country in the January 1999 issue of American Libraries, the magazine of the American Library Association.

Houses of Worship

  • Chabad Center of Lexington
  • Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston
  • The Church of Our Redeemer
  • Countryside Bible Chapel
  • First Parish Church
  • Follen Community Church
  • Grace Chapel Hancock Church (Congregational)
  • Lexington Interfaith Garden
  • Lexington United Methodist Church
  • Pilgrim Congregational Church UCC
  • Sacred Heart Parish
  • Saint Brigid Parish
  • St. John's Korean United Methodist Church
  • Temple Emunah
  • Temple Isaiah
  • Trinity Covenant Church

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