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Welcome To Medford

Medford is a fantastic commuting neighborhood; it is just 3.2 miles outside of Boston.

Numerous Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority bus lines go through Medford—specifically, the 80, 94, 95, 96, 99, 100, 101, 108, and 134 bus routes provide local service and direct connections to nearby areas in Arlington, Somerville, Cambridge, Malden, Charlestown, Winchester, and Woburn, while the 325 and 326 routes provide express service to downtown Boston and the 710 route is contracted to another carrier. The 90, 97, 106, 110, and 112 bus routes additionally terminate at Wellington station with at most one other stop in Medford, providing a direct connection between Medford and nearby areas in Somerville, Everett, Malden, Revere, Chelsea, East Boston, and Melrose.

On Medford’s east side, Wellington station on the Orange Line provides a connection to Boston and the entire rapid transit system. On the west side, the Lowell Commuter Rail Line stops in West Medford Square. Interstate 93 travels roughly north–south through the city. State routes passing through Medford include 16, 28, 38, and 60.

Average Single-Family Home Price

$537,357+

Average Multi-Family Home Price

$669,825+

Average Condo Price

$669,825+

Walk Score

66

Transit Score

49

Get To Know Medford

Medford real estate is in a young, urban setting in Middlesex County. It is the fourth oldest English settlement in America, and it’s just 20 minutes from downtown Boston.

A Place To Learn

Medford is home to Tufts University, a private research university founded by Christian Universalists in 1852. Medford High Schools ranks a 7 on the 1-10 GreatSchools rating scale. Other public schools in town all also rank a 4 or a 5. There are also private and religious-affiliated schools in the town.

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A Place To Grow

Medford is a place for young professionals who commute to the city for work and for families alike. There are a wide variety of single-family homes, multi-family homes, and condominiums. Boston Magazine named Medford as a great location for first-time homebuyers in 2013 when the median home price was $355,000. Though it may still be a good place to buy your first home, prices have increased since then, though Boston Magazine notes the tax rates are low for the state.

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A Place To Connect

The Peter Tufts House (350 Riverside Ave.) is thought to be the oldest all-brick building in New England. Another important site is the “Slave Wall” on Grove Street, built by “Pomp,” a slave owned by the prominent Brooks family. The Isaac Royall House, which once belonged to one of Harvard Law School’s founders, Isaac Royall, Jr., is a National Historic Landmark and a local history museum. The house was used by Continental Army troops, including George Washington and John Stark, during the American Revolutionary War.

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A Place To Explore

There are more than 24 public parks along with other recreational spaces in Medford, taking up in total over 118 acres of land, including baseball fields, swimming pools, basketball courts, playgrounds and soccer fields. In the summer months, you can swim, grill, and fish at Medford’s Wright Pond. You can also hike up to Wright’s Tower to see a structure built in 1937 and to look at sweeping views of the Boston skyline. The Condon Shell is a live music venue right along the river and is also where the Mystic River Celebration is held each year. You can also walk along the Mystic River State Reservation and Mystic River Watershed, where you can boat and canoe.

Medford has many high-quality food options spanning across a variety of genres. One of the top-rated places in town is Tenoch Mexican (which also has a food truck), which serves up amazing tortas. There are also plenty of cheap eats and late night options the college students enjoy.

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Medford Schools

Medford Public Schools Grades Type Size Rating  
Brooks School PK-5 Elementary School 534 5/10 Learn More
Christopher Columbus Elementary School PK-5 Elementary School 471 2/10 Learn More
Curtis-tufts High School 9-12 High School 22 N/A Learn More
John J. Mcglynn Elementary School PK-5 Elementary School 559 4/10 Learn More
John J. Mcglynn Middle School 6-8 Middle School 476 5/10 Learn More
Madeleine Dugger Andrews Middle School 6-8 Middle School 494 6/10 Learn More
Medford High School PK, 9-12 High School 1,176 6/10 Learn More
Medford Vocational Technical High School 9-12 Vocational School 206 3/10 Learn More
Milton Fuller Roberts Elementary School PK-5 Elementary School 576 4/10 Learn More
Medford Private Schools Grades Type Size Rating  
St. Clement Parish School PK-12 Roman Catholic 266 N/A Learn More
Eliot-Pearson Children’s School PK-2 N/A 67 N/A Learn More
St. Joseph Elementary School PK-8 Roman Catholic 448 N/A Learn More
St. Raphael Elementary School PK-8 Roman Catholic 343 N/A Learn More
St. Francis Of Assisi School PK-8 Roman Catholic 229 N/A Learn More

*All school statistics have been sourced from GreatSchools.org.