Reading MA

Reading is located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It is conveniently located at the junction of Interstate 93 and Interstate 95, just 16 miles north of Boston. The town is bordered by Woburn, Stoneham, Wakefield, Lynnfield, North Reading, and Wilmington. 

Reading Massachusetts

Community & Lifestyle:

Reading maintains a tight-knit community feel with various events held throughout the year. The town offers various recreational opportunities, from the numerous parks and playgrounds to the Reading Public Library, which hosts a variety of programs and events for all ages.


Reading offers several recreational programs through its recreation department. In town is the Reading Town Forest, a 290-acre site with various trails, as well as part of the Ipswich River Park. This public park has picnic facilities, athletic fields, and walking trails. 

Shopping & Dining:

Reading is home to several good restaurants and shops including the Crossing At Walkers Brook Mall. 


Reading is well-served by public transportation, with MBTA Commuter Rail service to Boston's North Station on the Haverhill/Reading Line. Several MBTA bus routes pass through the town. This makes Reading a convenient option for commuters who work in Boston but prefer to live in a quieter, suburban environment.


Reading Public Schools is renowned for its excellent educational system. The district includes several elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school - Reading Memorial High School. Get information about the schools located in Reading, Massachusetts by clicking on the links below:

Alice M. Barrows Elementary

Birch Meadow Elementary

J. Warren Killam Elementary

Joshua Eaton Elementary

Wood End Elementary

Arthur W. Coolidge Middle School

Walter S. Parker Middle School

Reading Memorial High School

Rise Pre-School

Reading Real Estate:

The real estate market in Reading is diverse, offering a mix of single-family homes, multi-family homes, condos, and commercial listings. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or looking to relocate, there's a home for you. Browse a variety of real estate options in Reading. Find our current listings and if you have questions about the area or would like more information on properties, contact Christopher J. Barret Realty. We're ready to help find your new home!