Medford MA is a city about three miles north of Boston. Medford is on the northern shore of the Mystic River. The Upper Mystic Lake is to the west of Medford, while the Malden River is to the east. Medford is directly north of Somerville. Medford MA has a population of about 55,000.
Tufts University is on the southern end of Medford. The university serves more than 11,000 students every school year. The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy are both at Tufts.
The Medford Public Schools system serves about 4,500 students every year. The Medford High School and the Medford Vocational Technical High School are the two largest schools in the system. There are multiple sectarian schools in the city, including the St. Joseph’s and St. Raphael’s schools. The Japanese Language School of Boston also operates a supplementary educational program.
The Fellsway Plaza is on the southeastern end of Medford. The shopping center is home to a Stop & Shop grocery store among other retailers.
Medford MA was settled in 1630 as a part of the larger neighborhood of Charleston. Medford grew following the construction of multiple bridges across the Mystic River. Tufts University was formed in 1852, and a theological school was established on campus in 1869. Medford would be incorporated in 1892. The city’s name comes from a description of the Mystic River being a “meadow by the ford.”
The Middlesex Fells Reservation is to the north and is home to the Spot Pond, the Stone Zoo, and Wright’s Park. The nature reservation takes up about 2,500 acres of space.
The Northern Expressway or I-93 moves through the middle part of Medford. The highway provides direct access to Boston to the south and Manchester, New Hampshire to the north.
The MBTA Orange Line goes through the eastern end of Medford. The Wellington station is in Medford around the intersection of the Mystic and Malden Rivers.
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