A Place To Explore
For a non-war related activity, you can go to Wilson Farm, which has been in operation since 1884. The original owners were Irish immigrants who took their produce into Boston to sell at Quincy Market.
Other highly rated food options include Neillio’s Gourmet Kitchen, Royal India Bistro, Jackson’s Kitchen, and Via Lago. Artistry On the Green is very highly rated for breakfast and brunch and don’t forget dessert at Sweet Thyme Bakery, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, or any of the other places to quench your sweet tooth in town.
Located in North Lexington near Bedford line, Middle Ridge (also known as Turning Mill) is a development of approximately ninety-five contemporary style houses located on private wooded lots. There are two primary architectural styles in the neighborhood – Techbuilt and Peacock Farm homes. The homes were all designed to maximize privacy and the residents’ proximity to nature, sited on wooded lots and surrounded by community green space and recreation areas including Paint Mine conservation area and Burlington’s Landlocked Forest.
This neighborhood offers a community pool, Paint Rock Pool, where residents gather in the summer. The conservation areas provide year-round recreation, with over 15 miles of hiking/mountain biking trails, walking trails and are home to a wide array of wildlife including deer, fox, coyotes, birds and amphibians in its numerous vernal pools and wetlands.
Some of the best neighborhood favorites are Flatbread Co pizza place, The Great Wall restaurant with quick access to Wilson Farm and Joseph Estabrook Elementary School.
Located in North Lexington, east of Bedford Street and south of Rt. 128, the Lexington Manor neighborhood offers a panorama of the architectural styles. The lot sizes average .25 to .33 acre and the streets are lined by trees. Most of the houses are set relatively close to each other and the street giving the neighborhood a fairly uniform, compact streetscape which is seen in few Lexington neighborhoods.
Known for its “neighborhood feel,” residents of the Manor area of town enjoy the friendly atmosphere, and have quick access to Route 128/95, Bedford, and the Hanscom Air Force Base. Children who reside in the Manor section of town attend the Estabrook Elementary and Diamond Middle Schools.
Burnham Farms neighborhood is known for its large, level lots. Houses with its huge yard is a fabulous place for your kids to play outdoor sports.
Some great restaurant near the area is The Chateau, Ken’s NY Deli and Burtons Grill. Easy walk (or bus) to Fiske Elementary and Diamond Middle School.
Steps from Lexington Center, Meriam Hill, the “Old Money” part of Lexington, is a neighborhood of picturesque homes which are a beautiful mix of Victorians, New Construction, Antique Colonials, and Cape style homes. Meriam Hill was home to many of the influential citizens who helped to transform the town from a rural town to a prosperous suburb.
With a central location on a hill just behind Lexington’s historic center, steps from the Battle Green, Minuteman Bike Path, shops, and restaurants, Meriam Hill’s sitting alone would make it a desirable neighborhood in which to live. Couple that with any of the finest homes in town, and you understand why this beloved area is so coveted.
Boston Magazine recently voted Meriam Street as one of Boston’s Best Places to Live. Children who reside in the Meriam Hill section of town attend Fiske Elementary and the Diamond Middle Schools.
Located less than one mile from Lexington Center and steps to Fiske Elementary and Diamond Middle Schools, this desirable neighborhood consists of Colonials, Multi-levels and newer custom homes on large lots and quick access to Route 128/95 in Burlington.
With great nearby restaurants such as Royal India Bistro, Burtons Grill & Bar of Burlington and Mario’s Italian Restaurant, you’ll see why they call this one of the most coveted neighborhood in Lexington.
If you enjoy having the lower maintenance that a smaller lot offers while having enough garden space, walking and exercise trails that are just outside doors on the common land, then becoming a part of Robinson Hill neighborhood is a good idea.
Located in the northwest part of town near Lexington center, houses in Robinson Hill are mostly older Colonials on smaller lots. Easy access to Cary Library, Lexington Golf Club, Pine Meadows Golf Course and Lexington Green and family friendly residents sweeten the appeal of this neighborhood.
Countryside is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) with homes that are mix of new large Colonials and contemporary style and are located near the Winchester/Woburn line in close proximity to Routes 128/95, Woburn and the Burlington Mall.
Countryside is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America. Children who reside in the Countryside neighborhood attend Harrington Elementary and Clarke Middle Schools.
Sun Valley borders Winchester and comprises of the areas aligning Winchester Drive from Lowell Street to a conservation area known as Whipple Hill. Home are typically splits and multi’s in large 3/4-acre lots with neighborhood swimming pool & tennis court. Children who reside in the Sun Valley neighborhood attend Harrington Elementary and Clarke Middle Schools.
Pheasant Brook Estates
The Pheasant Brook Estates offers unbeatable combination of award winning schools, a prestigious neighborhood, and fabulous Boston suburb. Gracious homes on large lots developed mostly in the ’80s and ’90s along with Deck homes make Pheasant Brook Estates one of Lexington’s most popular neighborhoods.
Walk to peaceful conservation trails and the Minuteman Bike Path. Easy access to Boston, Cambridge and the commuter routes 95/128. Children who reside in the Pheasant Brook Estates neighborhood attend Harrington Elementary and Clarke Middle Schools.
Munroe Hill represents the other major turn-of-the-century development in Lexington’s suburbanization. Easy access to Boston, as well as the clean air and pleasant scenery afforded by its hillside location made Munroe Hill (or the Mt. Vernon District as it was initially known) one of Lexington’s most fashionable neighborhoods. This elevated area west of Massachusetts Avenue retains its narrow, curving roads with several impressive architectural designs added to the mix in recent years and manage to fit well in the context of the older residences.
This neighborhood is second older established “Hill” Near Lexington Center with proximity to Town Hall, Post Office, and the most neat lexington historical sites like National Heritage Museum, Hancock-Clarke House, Buckman Tavern, Liberty Ride and Lexington belfry.
Have an awesome massage at Green Tea Day Spa, visit the most unique and special gift shop available at A Pocketful of Posies or satisfy your craving at Lexington’s favorite lunch spot – Lexx Restaurant. If you are looking for well maintained and peaceful place to settle in, then this neighborhood is perfect for you.
With a crucial role in history, Colonial Acres is well-known for being the site of the first shot fired during the American Revolutionary War at the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Today the area is predominantly residential, but also visited often by those who want to see the historic piece of land. Colonial acres is one of Lexington’s most desirable areas with proximity to Town Hall, Hayden Recreation Center, Bridge Elementary, Lexington High School and other town center activities.
Loring Hill is in the Summits category for Middlesex County in the state of Massachusetts. This neighborhood is a mountain (approximate elevation of 364 feet (111 meters) is located south of Belfry Hill, southwest of Lexington and west of Munroe Hill.
Colonial acres is one of Lexington’s most desirable areas with proximity to Bridge Elementary, Hastings Elementary, Clarke Middle School, Lexington High School, Hayden Recreation Center and other town center activities.
Prospect Hill properties have fairly small lots with charming, older Colonials houses. Did you know that – Prospect Hill is a very well educated neighborhood with significantly higher percentage of people with a Bachelor’s Degree than Lexington and Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro.
This neighborhood is within walking distance of “the old res”, the coveted Bridge Elementary School, Clarke Middle School & LHS, conservation areas, Lincoln and Hastings Parks, Town and Hayden Recreation Facilities.
Towards East Lexington; the Third, older established “Hill” with its rolling hills, picture perfect neighborhoods and beautiful landscape, many Follen Hill homes are set on private medium-to-large lots, quiet streets, and range from 18th Century period Colonials and Capes homes to handsome New Construction.
Besides the welcoming neighbors, some of the favorite family activities here are swimming, running, biking/cycling, kayaking and yoga. Best attractions you’ll love nearby are National Heritage Museum, Rancatore’s Ice Cream and Yogurt, Andrina’s Pizzeria, The Bancroft, Blue Ribbon Barbeque and Wilson Farms with easy walk (or bus) to Bowman Elementary and Waldorf High School.
Woodhaven neighborhood have many charming Capes built in the ’50s, and is one of popular teardown area in Lexington for recent years because off its 1/3-1/2-acre level lots.
This area offers easy access to to major routes, with proximity to Hayden Woods Conservation, Bridge Elementary, Clarke Middle Schools and Lexington High School. Best attractions you’ll love nearby are Wilson Farm, Royal Pastry Shop, Prime Roast Beef & Seafood and The Lodge.
Sited on the top of a substantial hill in East Lexington, south of Massachusetts Avenue, Liberty Heights is an early 20th century residential neighborhood which was divided into 30′ x 80′ lots by Brookline developer Jacob W. Wilbur in 1909. It is one of the few areas in Lexington laid out on a grid system. This area borders Arlington with many small Colonials and Capes mostly two-story, wood-frame structures on smaller lots.
This is a great location with easy commuting distance to Route 2 and Cambridge. This area is ideal for residents who want quick access to buses, Minuteman Bike Path, The Great Meadows (conservation area), Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, Wilson Farms, parks, Waldorf High School and all the shopping and dining that Arlington, Cambridge and Boston have to offer.
Begun in 1947, Moon Hill was the first of Lexington’s modern, communally-oriented neighborhoods. Set on a twenty-acre parcel of rocky upland, it was founded by the seven young architects who had joined with renowned Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius to form The Architects Collaborative (TAC) in Cambridge in 1945. From the beginning the neighborhood was conceived as an experiment in community living and embodied the principles of naturalistic siting, modern design, cooperative control/review, shared amenities and common land.
The neighborhood is notable for its architect-designed modern, contemporaries – including the “Big Dig House” design houses and for the radical nature of the vision of community it proposed.
This is a great location with easy commuting distance to Route 2 and quick access to neighborhood park, conservation land and everyone’s favorite, Wilson Farm. Close to Minute Man Bike Path, Bus line to Cambridge and Bowman Elementary.
Located near the Arlington town line and just north of Routes 2 and 4/225, the Peacock Farm neighborhood is a development of contemporary style houses – several significantly updated. It was the third important planned modernist development to be begun in Lexington, after Moon Hill and at about the same time as Five Fields.
Like the other similar contemporary neighborhoods in Lexington, Peacock Farm attracted young professional and academic families who appreciated amenities such as the neighborhood swimming pool and a strong sense of community.
Be a part of the nationally recognized Peacock Farms community and enjoy amenities like public transportation, shopping, parks, walk/jog trails, bike path, conservation area, house of worship and quick access to Bowman Elementary and Jonas Clarke Middle School.
Five Fields neighborhood, located near the Belmont/Waltham line, is known for its homes built by The Architects Collaborative under Walter Gropius, who envisioned a planned community of well-designed, well-sited, and moderately-priced houses. This community owns acres of common land and ponds, contemporary houses – several new or updated – and offers a neighborhood pool and walking trails.
The farmland was divided by stone walls into five fields, thus giving the development its name. Best attractions you’ll love nearby are Wagon Wheel, Grassfields Food & Spirit, Starbucks, TJ Maxx with easy walk (or bus) to Bridge Elementary, Jonas Clarke Middle School and Lexington High School.